Saturday, September 23, 2023

[UPDATE: Canceling Resources] Multiple RVs on Fire West of Covelo

The black column of smoke seen from the Big John Alert California fire camera

Firefighters from the ground and air are converging on a fire that is burning west of Covelo this afternoon.

The Incident Commander reported at 2:36 p.m. that multiple RVs are fully involved on Rifle Range Road and had extended into nearby vegetation. The fire is approximately one-quarter acre in size and growing at a slow rate of spread.

The initial dispatch occurred around 2:25 p.m. with reports that a large column of black smoke could be seen rising from the area of Rifle Range Road.

A fire camera from AlertCalifornia Big John corroborates the observation with a dark column of black smoke rising above the ridge line

The smoke column as seen at 2:30 p.m. [Photograph courtesy of Emily Decater]

UPDATE 2:53 p.m.: The Incident Commander has canceled air and ground resources not yet at the scene.

The AlertCalifornia fire camera on Big John shows the smoke column has diminished

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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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