Sunday, June 4, 2023

[UPDATE: 50% Contained]Wildland Fire Burning West of Geyserville

Scanner traffic indicates that a wildland fire is burning near Geyserville in Northern Sonoma County. The fire is located near the 40000 block of Wickersham Road in Geyserville.

The latest reports from the Incident Commander describe the “Merlin Fire” as two acres in size burning in grass encroaching on timber. It burned across a nearby roadway. Air resources are dropping water and retardant on the burn area.

Resources from CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit have been requested to assist CAL FIRE LNU including air tanker support.

UPDATE 7:21 p.m.: The Incident Commander estimates the fire grew to 5 acres and is currently 50% contained. Air resources are being released from the scene.

UPDATE 7:45 p.m.: The Incident Commander is reporting that the fire is holding at 5 acres.

UPDATE 9:21 p.m.: The fire’s forward progress is stopped and firefighters will be mopping up the Merlin fire into the evening.

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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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