Monday, December 5, 2022

[UPDATE: Road Open]Burning Structure Sets Fire to Nearby Vegetation in Redwood Valley

The View Fire as seen from the Redwood Valley Alert Wildfire Camera

The View Fire is currently burning in Redwood Valley near the 10000 block of West Road originally reported at approximately 6:06 p.m. as a structure fire spreading to an adjacent fence and vegetation.

West Road, between Road N and Tomki Road, will be shut down as the fire personnel address the fire, reported as 100’x100′ spot. The Incident Commander said there is sufficient fire at the scene.

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office issued a situational awareness alert regarding the incident:

UPDATE 6:28 p.m.: The Incident Commander said the fire is now contained. He estimated personnel will be mopping up the area for an hour.

The view from the Alert Wildfire Redwood Camera shows the smoke has all but disappeared as firefighters gained control

The View Fire as seen from the Redwood Valley Alert Wildfire Camera

UPDATE 7:05 p.m.: The Incident Commander reported that the fire is out. West Road is still closed at this point between School and Tomki.

UPDATE 7:51 p.m.: MCSO reported that the roadways near the incident have reopened:

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.



  1. Jesus Christ!!…not a day goes by without the threat of a firestorm catastrophe! Are people just stupid or willfully ignorant? Be aware & conscious of your actions & surroundings people! Is it that difficult to NOT start a friggin fire?

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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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