The “Benson Incident” Commander reported the fire is currently 25×25 feet in size and is burning into the canopy above.
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Mendocino County Search and Rescue K9 and Handler Become Certified by California Rescue Dog Association
“Mendocino County Search and Rescue (SAR) member John Woods and his 2-year-old yellow lab Carat have been officially certified by the California Rescue Dog Association after passing a grueling test in San Luis Obispo County this last April.”
Laytonville Fire Department Chief Sue Carberry confirmed personnel from her agency are currently responding to the situation.
[Updates] Medical Rescue Initiated for an Injured Motorcyclist in Mendocino National Forest Near Big Signal Lookout Tower
The motorcyclist is reportedly suffering from a broken hip near the summit of Big Signal Peak, only accessible by rough, rural roads.
At approximately 1:10 p.m., scanner traffic indicated a Be On the Lookout was issued for a heavy-set male driving a green Subaru Outback wagon reportedly “displaying his genitals” to people near the KOA campground in Willits.
“This week we were able to remove and transport some of the biosolids which have caused more odor than usual on the Coastal Trail and surrounding areas.”
“This burn is to promote natural regeneration, enhance wildlife habitat, protect watershed values and to provide training for fire personnel.”
“Using metal boxes to lock themselves down in the middle of the roadway, activists blocked both entrances to the hotly contested logging plan.”
[Update: Incident Terminated] Southbound Traffic Blocked on Highway 101 South of Willits After Vehicle Collides with Guardrail
The driver of the vehicle is a female and reportedly is suffering a head injury as a result of the collision. A first responder characterized the injury as “minor.”
“For reasons still under investigation, Party #1 allowed his motorcycle to enter the opposing lane of traffic and collide with Party #2’s vehicle combination.”