Saturday, September 23, 2023

Fire Breaks Out in Redwood Valley

The West Fire as seen from the AlertCalifornia Fire Camera

Ground and air firefighting resources are out fighting a wildfire this afternoon in Redwood Valley.

Initially reported around 1:23 p.m., the initial reports indicated that a trailer caught on fire on the 11200 block of West Road and spread into nearby vegetation.

The Incident Commander reported the fire swelled to one acre in size burning grass and timber and actively threatening one mobile home.

By 1:37 p.m., air resources reported the fire was looking “pretty good”.

As of 1:58 p.m., the Incident Commander estimated the fire to be topping out at approximately one acre and estimated crews would be on scene for 2-3 hours for mop up.

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office published the following situational awareness alert on their social media pages and the Nixle alert system:

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Situational Awareness: Wildfire in the Redwood Valley area, near 11200 Block of West Road, No further action needed at this time, Use caution and avoid the area

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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