Tuesday, January 31, 2023

[UPDATE: Contained]Wildfire Ignites Near Mendocino/Lake County Line

Alert Wildfire camera of the fire from Kelseyville

Scanner traffic beginning around 7:30 p.m. indicates a wildfire known as the #HighlandFire is burning on the 9200 block of Highland Springs Road, a rural area south of Highway 175 just over the Mendocino/Lake County line.

An air resource reported the fire is currently 1 acre in size and burning at a slow rate of spread.

The Alert Wildfire Camera from Kelseyville shows a small plume of white smoke growing in the area.

UPDATE 7:55 p.m.: A report on conditions described the fire as 1 acre in size, burning at a slow rate of spread downhill in heavy timber. Aircraft have made a number of drops.

UPDATE 8:07 p.m.: The Incident Commander reported the fire has hose all around it and its forward progress has stopped. Personnel will be on the scene mopping up the incident.

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 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 matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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