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[UPDATE: 20% Contained]Wildfire Threatens Structures East of Covelo

A full wildland fire response has been initiated after a fire sparked east of Covelo near the intersection of State Route 162 and Short Creek Road.

The Incident Commander reports that as of 5:34 p.m. the fire is two acres in size and moving at a moderate rate of spread up a hill. The fire is immediately threatening two structures.

UPDATE 5:44 p.m.: The Incident Commander is reporting the fire has grown from two acres to twenty acres and is reaching the top of the hill.

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Two air tankers are currently above the fire and two more have been requested.

A resident nearby the scene has a clear view of the fire and their photographs illustrate the fire’s growth.

UPDATE 6:01 p.m.: Additional resources are being requested for the fire including resources from Laytonville Fire and Humboldt County firefighters.

The Nome Fire can be seen on the Big John AlertWildfire mountain top camera. The image below is a screenshot from the live feed.

UPDATE 6:10 p.m.: An aircraft operator reported that firefighters seem to have the fire held at 20 acres.

Two air tankers from Redding have had have been dispatched to the scene.

A witness told us after dousing the fire with water and retardant, there are no more visible flames.

UPDATE 6:25 p.m.: Reports indicates that the fire is coming under control. Two tankers have been released from the incident.

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office released the following message:

UPDATE 7:10 p.m.: The CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit Facebook page is reporting the Nome fire’s forward progress has been slowed.

UPDATE 8:25 p.m.: An Incident Update from the CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit indicates the fire is currently 20% contained and firefighters will remain throughout the night.

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, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.


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Matt LaFever
Matt LaFever
I like to think of myself as a journalist for the everyman. Journalism has become a craft practiced by the urban elite. It’s time to take it back. I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at if you know a story that needs told.

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