Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Fatal Fire Reported Near Covelo


At approximately 4:45 p.m., dispatchers sent firefighters to a barn fire on Poonkinney Road off Hwy 162 in the Covelo area.

Firefighters arrived on scene a little after 5 p.m. to find a fully involved barn with multiple vehicles on scene. Witnesses on the scene reported that there one person was deceased in the barn. According to the Incident Commander speaking to dispatch over the scanner at about 5:10 p.m.,  the fire is knocked down and there is minimum spread to the surrounding vegetation. He said there would be a two hour mop up time.

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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