Wednesday, October 4, 2023

[UPDATE: Fire Contained]Big Rig On Fire Along Highway 101 South of Laytonville

[Stock image by Matt LaFever]

Scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicates that a big rig is fully engulfed in flames along Highway 101 south of Laytonville near the intersection with Shamrock Lane.

The Incident Commander reports that there is no spread into the vegetation and the semi’s trailer is fully engulfed. The nature of the fire suggests there is some sort of flammable substance in the trailer.

Initial reports came out around 12:21 p.m. stating that a big rig was pulled over with black smoke and flames coming from the vehicle.

UPDATE 12:42 p.m.: The Incident Commander reported that the fire has been contained.

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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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. 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 matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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