Thursday, December 7, 2023

[UPDATE: Forward Progress Stopped]Vegetation Fire Threatening Structure Near Laytonville

The Shamrock Fire is threatening a structure as shown in the Screenshot from the Black Oak Camera on AlertWildfire.

The Shamrock Fire started shortly before 5 p.m. Resources are stretched as a major fire is burning in the town of Clearlake. Some aircraft has been redirected from Clearlake, according to the scanner.

The fire is 1/2 acre moving uphill at moderate rate of spread.

One structure is reported by firefighters to be threatened.

Tankers 90,91, and 93 show as heading there on FlightRadar.

UPDATE 5:12 p.m.:  The fire is moving at a rapid rate of spread, the Incident Commander reported. He said once it comes to the top of the ridge “[there will be a] threat to the Cherry Creek Subdivision,” reported the Incident Commander. Aircraft circling over the Shamrock Fire as seen on Flightradar.

Shamrock UPDATE 6 p.m.: Forward progress has stopped. Smoke is dissipating and some resources are being cancelled.

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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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