Tuesday, January 31, 2023

[UPDATE: Forward Progress Stopped]Vegetation Fire Threatening Structures Near Round Valley Elementary School

[Stock image by Matt LaFever]

Scanner traffic beginning around 1:35 p.m. indicates a vegetation fire is burning near the Round Valley Elementary School in the area of Foothill Boulevard and Henderson Lane.

Upon arrival at the scene, a firefighter indicated the fire is currently a half-acre burning in the grass with the potential to grow to one to two acres. The firefighter did indicate multiple structures are threatened.

UPDATE 1:51 p.m.: The fire is now reportedly two acres in size and structures are still actively threatened. More units have been requested to respond from Laytonville Fire.

The smoke plume from the School Fire [From the Alert Wildfire Mountain Top Camera]

UPDATE 2:01 p.m.: The Incident Commander is reporting the fire’s forward progress has been stopped. Resources will be on the scene for the next two hours mopping up the fire.

UPDATE 2:50 p.m.: The image below depicts the School Fire as it flared up earlier this afternoon. It was sent to us by Kathy Carlson:

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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