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[UPDATE: Not as Reported, Barbecue]Structure Fire Burning on Redwood Valley’s Uva Drive

[Stock photo by Matt LaFever]

Scanner traffic starting at 6:45 p.m. indicated that dispatch was receiving multiple reports of a structure on fire along Highway 101 somewhere on the 7000 block of Uva Drive in Redwood Valley.

Multiple local fire departments were deployed to the incident. Some reporting parties described a carport being on fire.

UPDATE 7:14 p.m.: This incident was not as reported. A caller reported their barbecue was emitting smoke.

Apologies to any reader that were alarmed.

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 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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