Sunday, July 21, 2024

[UPDATE: Contained]Knights Fire Burning in the Hills East of Healdsburg

[Screenshot from the Alert Wildfire Camera on St. Helena]

Scanner traffic beginning around 1:25 p.m. indicates that firefighters are en route to a vegetation fire, known as the Knights Fire, burning near the intersection of Highway 128 and Biggs Ranch Road in the hills east of Healdsburg.

Air resources are reporting the fire as 2-3 acres in size growing at a slow rate of spread. They estimate the fire has the potential for 10 acres. There is one structure considerably out in front of the fire that they said was “not immediately threatened.”

The Alert Wildfire Camera on St. Helena shows a plume growing in the area.

UPDATE 1:39 p.m.: Multiple aircraft are attacking the Knights Fire from above.

[Screenshot from FlightRadar24.com]

UPDATE 1:57 p.m.: Grounds units are at the scene working the as they await the arrival of the first dozers.

[Screenshot from the Alert Wildfire Camera on St. Helena]

A view of the fire from the St. Helena Alert Wildfire Camera shows the plume has not intensified since the initial call out.

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UPDATE 2:13 p.m.: The Incident Commander reported that there are no evacuations expected from this incident. In terms of resources, there will be no more required than what was initially dispatched.

The smoke from the incident continues to diminish significantly.

2:18 p.m.: Resources in the air are reporting the fire is five acres in size and rapidly approaching containment.

UPDATE 4:14 p.m.: The Incident Commander reported the Knights Fire is officially contained and crews will be mopping up throughout this afternoon and into the evening.

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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  1. thanks for Posting this Fire…….
    thank goodness small , but I had friends driving thru there on the way to St Helena for Med Appt.
    Did not know if they could return……
    But, Mendo Fever was ON IT, as usual, and I was able to keep them updated.

    thanks Matt for all you do !


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