A local told us the fire was started when someone was cutting hay.
[Update: 100% Contained] Wildland Fire Burns One Structure and Evacuations Underway Near Blue Lakes Along Highway 20
Breaking News: One structure is burned and evacuations are underway due to a fire along Highway 20 near Blue Lakes.
Upon arrival to the scene, the Incident Commander described the fire as 10’x10′ with “no spread to vegetation.”
“The Incident Commander reported a garage unit is fully involved.”
As per a press release from CAL FIRE, the controlled burn will burn approximately 5 acres of state owned property near the Howard Forest headquarters.
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The dispatcher told responding firefighters the fire is made up of multiple fires in a three-acre area. Locals were reportedly attempting to extinguish the fires.
The “Benson Incident” Commander reported the fire is currently 25×25 feet in size and is burning into the canopy above.
“This burn is to promote natural regeneration, enhance wildlife habitat, protect watershed values and to provide training for fire personnel.”
Chief Dale said the fire did not spread into nearby wild land and no one got hurt. He characterized the vehicle as “completely destroyed” as firefighters arrived on scene. Two Cal Fire engines assisted Redwood Valley Calpella Fire Department in extinguishing the blaze.
Laytonville Fire Station Chief Sue Carberry confirmed that as of this time, the fire is confined to the vehicle, fully-involved, and has not spread into vegetation.