Saturday, September 23, 2023

Small Vegetation Fire Quickly Contained at MacKerricher State Park Near Fort Bragg

[Stock image by Matt LaFever]

Firefighters are working to extinguish a vegetation fire that ignited near Fort Bragg’s MacKerricher State Park this evening.

The Incident Commander said the fire was burning at a slow rate of spread in light and flashy fuels, likely dry grass. He told dispatch that the units initially deployed were enough to extinguish the fire. By 9:37 p.m., the fire was reported as contained.

Around 9:16 p.m., dispatch told emergency personnel that a fire between one-quarter and one-half acre in size was burning toward the beach.

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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