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 [UPDATE 12:19 a.m.] Crash Causes Wildfire West of Willits

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About 11:13 p.m., a vehicle crashed off Hwy 20 west of Willits at mile marker 27.23, according to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page. The crash is believed to have caused a wildfire which had spread to cover three to five acres by 11:46 p.m. The Incident Commander reports that the fire is spreading slowly.

It is unknown if the vehicle is occupied.

According to emergency personnel on the scene, eastbound and westbound traffic is being stopped.

One dozer is being sent to the scene.

Hat tip to Watch Duty for providing information that the fire was happening.

UPDATE 11:58 p.m.: Forward progress is stopped, the Incident Commander told dispatch over the scanner. Additional resources are being cancelled.

UPDATE 12:19 a.m.: The fire is contained and one way traffic has resumed on Hwy 20.

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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