Tuesday, November 28, 2023

[UPDATES]Vehicle Engulfed in Flames on Fort Bragg’s Franklin Road

[This is not a picture of the incident, but a stock photo by Matt LaFever]

Scanner traffic beginning around 6:55 p.m. indicated a vehicle is “fully involved” on the 16600 block of Fort Bragg’s Franklin Road.

Air and ground resources have been dispatched to the incident.

An overview of the area shows a significant amount of trees and vegetation, but there is no information offered thus far that indicates the fire has spread into the wildland.

The smoke column from the incident as seen from the Black Oak Alert Wildfire Camera

UPDATE 7:08 p.m.: A report of conditions provided by firefighters on the scene indicates the vehicle is fully engulfed in flames with minimal spread to the nearby vegetation. All resources have been canceled besides Fort Bragg Fire.

Unsure if related, but scanner traffic indicates that a reporting party in the vicinity of the fire heard multiple gunshots and a woman yelling.

UPDATE 7:56 p.m.: The Incident Commander reported the fire is under control and resources are being released.

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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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