Saturday, January 28, 2023

Firefighters On Scene of Escaped Burn Pile Next to State Route 253 West of Ukiah

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The plume from the escaped burn pile as seen from the top of Grizzly Peak [Image from AlertCalifornia Fire camera]

Scanner traffic beginning at 12:43 p.m. indicates a burn pile has escaped containment along State Route 253 west of Ukiah. Ground and air resources have been deployed.

A firefighter on the scene stated the fire is approximately a half-acre in size burning mainly in grass at a slow rate of spread.

An image from an AlertCalifornia Fire camera on top of Grizzly Peak shows a smoke plume arising from the area.


UPDATE 1:11 p.m.: The estimated size of the incident has been updated to a quarter acre.


UPDATE 1:15 p.m.: The Incident Commander reported the left flank of the fire is coming under control as hand crews work to draw lines around the grass fire.


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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