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[UPDATE: Forward Progress Stopped] Wildland Fire Burning Northwest of Hopland

The McGall Fire as seen from the Hopland Alert Wildfire Webcam

Scanner traffic beginning around 3:18 p.m. indicates that a wildfire is burning in the hills northwest of Hopland near the intersection of Bus McGall Road and Valley View Drive.

A full wildland fire response is underway after an aircraft spotted the fire which they are describing as approximately one acre in size burning in grass and oak woodland. A helicopter and two air tankers have also been requested to respond.

The Incident Commander reported that power lines are down in the area and there are additional reports the fire is spotting across a roadway in the area.


UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: At this point no evacuations are being called for, according to the Incident Commander speaking over the scanner to Emergency Dispatch.


UPDATE 3:48 p.m.: Tankers are being put on hold and a dozer is being cancelled after retardant placed around the nose of the fire made firefighters more confident that they are going to control the flames. The Incident Commander states that firefighters have pretty good control over the incident. Any additional resources can stage.


UPDATE 3:54 p.m.: MCSO sent out a Nixle alert stating, “Situational Awareness: Wildfire in the Ukiah area, Near 11000 Block of Valley View Drive, No further Action Needed at this time, Use caution and avoid the area. Law Enforcement, Fire, and PG&E currently on scene…Visit mendoready.org for more information. Updates to follow as more information becomes available.”

Multiple resources are being cancelled. 


UPDATE 4:05 p.m.: The Incident Commander the fire’s forward progress has been stopped.


Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, 

UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: At this point no evacuations are being called for, according to the Incident Commander speaking over the scanner to Emergency Dispatch.

UPDATE 3:48 p.m.: Tankers are being put on hold and a dozer is being cancelled after retardant placed around the nose of the fire made firefighters more confident that they are going to control the flames. The Incident Commander states that firefighters have pretty good control over the incident. Any additional resources can stage.

UPDATE 3:54 p.m.: MCSO sent out a Nixle alert stating, “Situational Awareness: Wildfire in the Ukiah area, Near 11000 Block of Valley View Drive, No further Action Needed at this time, Use caution and avoid the area. Law Enforcement, Fire, and PG&E currently on scene…Visit mendoready.org for more information. Updates to follow as more information becomes available.”

Multiple resources are being cancelled. 

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Picking Brains—Baring Bones—Paying it By Ears: I'm a reporter in Mendocino County and the Founder of MendoFever.

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