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Firefighters Quickly Gain Foothold on Wildland Fire Burning East of Point Arena

[This is not a photograph of the incident, but a stock photo by Matt LaFever]

Scanner traffic beginning around 5:35 p.m. indicated a full wildland fire dispatch was deployed to a location east of Point Arena for an active wildland fire.

Reports from the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicate that the fire was initially reported as dry grass on fire along the roadway. CHP was requested in the area to provide traffic control.

The Brush Fire was located at the 31000 block of Mountain View Road and firefighters initially describe it as a half-acre wildland fire burning at a slow rate of spread.

When air resources got above the incident they described the fire as a half-acre to one-acre with the potential to grow to 2-3 acres.

By 6:00 p.m., ground and air resources were being canceled as firefighters gained a foothold on the flames.

UPDATE 6:54 p.m.: The Incident Commander reported the fire has been extinguished.

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
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I like to think of myself as a journalist for the everyman. Journalism has become a craft practiced largely 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 to be told.

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