CAL FIRE Mendocino had some good news for residents of the Bell Springs community this morning: the Bell Fire is 100% contained.
On Sunday, July 17 around 4:30 p.m., the Bell Fire ignited in the dry, warm wind of a summer afternoon along Bell Springs Road just south of the prominent landmark known as Blue Rock. The vegetation proved ready to burn as the fire pushed through dry grass and into nearby timber.
CALFIRE ground and air resources partnered with local fire agencies such as Bell Springs Fire to gain control of the flames, protecting lives and property.
The previously reported fire size remains accurate at 43 acres. The fire’s cause is still characterized as “under investigation”.
No structures were destroyed or damaged and neither firefighters nor civilians were injured as a result of the fire.
Fire resources are expected to be patrolling the area of the Bell Fire for the next few days taking care of any flare-ups and monitoring the recovery efforts.
As of today, there are a total of eight CAL FIRE personnel still assigned to the fire.
Once again, fires like these incidents highlight the mutual aid practiced by our firefighting resources in Mendocino County. Bell Springs Volunteer Fire Department is a passionate group of community members who volunteer their time and risk their lives to protect their friends and neighbors
Please, consider supporting the Bell Springs Fire Department by attending their plate dinner with live music and games at Tan Oak Pak on August 13. If you cannot attend but would like to donate, go to their website and click the “Donate” button.