Wednesday, October 4, 2023

[UPDATE: 12-Acres, 25% Contained]The Pine Fire Flares Up in the Hills East of Cloverdale

The Pine Fire as seen from an Alert Wildfire Camera

Scanner traffic starting around 4:45 p.m. indicated a vegetation fire had begun to burn near the intersection of Pine Mountain Road and Green Road in the hills east of Cloverdale.

A full wildland fire dispatch has been deployed to attack the fire.

A view of the Pine Fire from an Alert Wildfire Camera shows a visible smoke column growing as ground and air resources rush to the scene.

UPDATE 5:01 p.m.: The Pine Fire is also visible from the Geyser Peak Camera

Air resources are reporting that the fire is a half-acre surrounded by vineyards and roads.

The Pine Fire as seen from an Alert Wildfire Camera

UPDATE 5:14 p.m.: The fire is now 3-5 acres in size and growing at a moderate rate of spread. The Incident Commander is reporting that structures out front of the fire could be threatened.

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The Pine Fire at 5:17 p.m. [From Alert Wildfire Camera]

UPDATE 5:19 p.m.: The Incident Commander reported no structures are threatened currently and does not expect evacuations to be needed. He requested CHP shut down the area.

UPDATE 5:31 p.m.: The most recent report on conditions indicates the fire is 8-10 acres in size and now moving at a slow rate of spread. The fire is burning uphill with some minor spotting across Ridge Top Road.

UPDATE 6:00 p.m.: More ground resources have been requested to the scene as an air attack is making progress on the Pine Fire from above.

UPDATE 6:24 p.m.: The Incident Commander reported the Pine Fire’s forward progress has stopped at 12 acres and stands at 25% containment.

The Alert Wildfire Camera shows that the smoke from the incident has been reduced significantly.

From the Alert Wildfire Camera

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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