Thursday, July 18, 2024

[UPDATE: Contained]Vegetation Fire Flares Up Northwest of Philo

The ‘Green’ Fire as seen from the Philo AlertCalifornia Wildfire Camera

The ‘Green’ Fire ignited northwest of Philo along Greenwood Ridge Road this afternoon prompting a full wildland fire response.

Scanner traffic began around 2:53 p.m. when a vegetation fire was reported on the 19000 block of Greenwood Ridge Road.

The latest from the Incident Commander indicates the fire is approximately a half-acre in size growing at a slow rate of spread.

Powerlines are reportedly involved and the PG&E Outage Map indicates just shy of 100 customers are out of power in the area.

Air resources are overhead surveilling the fire’s behavior while resources on the ground are working to gain control.

UPDATE 4:08 p.m.: The Incident Commander reported the fire has been contained. Ground resources have laid a hose around the entirety of the fire and resources at the scene are being released.

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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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