Tuesday, March 28, 2023

[UPDATE: Extinguished by Locals]Downed Power Line Sparks Vegetation Fire East of Little River


Scanner traffic beginning around 2:50 p.m. indicates that a full wildland fire response has been deployed to the 39000 block of Little River-Airport Road due to a vegetation fire being referred to as the Little Fire.

The fire is reportedly the result of a downed power line that made contact with nearby vegetation lighting the blaze.

UPDATE 3:08 p.m.: As four firefighting aircraft converged on the area of the Little Fire, they found the fire was a 10’x10′ spot that had been extinguished by locals. A fire engine was just arriving on scene.

[Screenshot from FlightRadar24.com]

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
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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. 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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