Sunday, January 29, 2023

Wildfire Ignites West of Garberville Threatening Structure

[Stock image from Matt LaFever]

Scanner traffic beginning at 4:50 p.m. indicates ground and air resources have been dispatched to a location in Southern Humboldt west of Garberville after a vegetation fire was reported in the area.

The fire is reportedly in the area Mattole Canyon Creek Road & Dutyville Road north of Ettersburg.

A pilot above the fire described the fire as 3-5 acres in size growing at a slow rate of spread with the potential of 20 acres. He said the fire is immediately threatening one structure and burning in timber.

[Screenshot from FlightRadar24]

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
Matt LaFever
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 if you know a story that needs to be told.

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