Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Controlled Burn Escapes East of Laytonville—Firefighters Quickly Gain Control

[Stock photo by Matt LaFever]

Firefighters are converging on an escaped controlled burn east of Laytonville this afternoon.

Originally reported around 2:55 p.m. as a dark column of smoke rising somewhere east of Laytonville, the Incident Commander arrived on the scene finding a 50’x100’ escaped controlled burn on the 1500 block of Laytonville/Dos Rios Road.

By 3:13 p.m., the Incident Commander reported the fire’s forward progress was stopped and estimated another fifteen minutes to put out the flames and two hours to completely mop up the incident.

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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I like to think of myself as a reporter for the Average Joe. Journalism has become a craft defined largely by city dwellers on America's coasts. 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 matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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