Wednesday, December 6, 2023

[UPDATE 10:22 a.m.] Wildfire Ignites Near Elk Threatening One Structure

[Stock photo by Matt LaFever]

Scanner traffic indicates that ground and air firefighting resources have been dispatched to the 3900 block of Cameron Road in the Mendocino coast town of Elk after reports emerged regarding a fire.

Early information about the incident indicates one acre of vegetation has burned and one structure is threatened.

As of publication, no units are on the scene but air resources are on their way.

UPDATE 9:55 p.m.: A firefighting flying above the incident described the fire as growing at a slow rate of spread and the structure approximately 200 yards from a structure.

UPDATE 10:13 p.m.: According to FlightRadar, both tankers returned to base but the copter and air attack are still overhead.

UPDATE 10:22 p.m.: The incident commander says he believes the structure will be okay. A spot that started has hose lay around it. The IC cancelled dozers and asked one hand crew to still respond but released one hand crew from responding.

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UPDATE 10:34 p.m.: The IC reports that firefighters have stopped forward progress.

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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