Saturday, September 23, 2023

Residential Structure Fire in Redwood Valley Spreading Into Wildland

The ‘Kitchen Fire’ [Photograph provided by Kelly Cattalini Denham]

A residential structure fire in Redwood Valley is spreading into nearby wildlands prompting requests for more resources. There are upwards of six engines and three water tenders at the scene working to extinguish the flames.

The fire reportedly began around 6:57 p.m. around the 1500 block of Road D when a fridge inside a kitchen caught on fire.

The home clearly scene enveloped in flames [Picture by Ellie Eich]

Around 8:30 p.m. a crew of firefighters transitioned to combat the flames extending into nearby wildland. The total acreage of wildland affected is unknown at this point.

Multiple water tenders have been requested to the scene because there are no fire hydrants close enough to be used.

The ‘Kitchen Fire’ can be seen from the Redwood Valley AlertCalifornia wildfire cameras and as of 8:51 p.m., the fire is still actively burning.

UPDATE 9:31 p.m.: The following photographs were sent to us by Eric Nordendale and depict the enormity of the fire.

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UPDATE 9:52 p.m.: The Incident Commander said that they are now in the mop-up phase and that could last through the night and into the morning.

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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