CAL FIRE Public Information Officer Patricia Austin said these flare-ups in a muddy lake bed demonstrate “how dry the vegetation is. She added, “In the past, there was protection near bodies of water.”
The air attack commander reported that the fire is already three acres and burning at a moderate rate of spread.
“Fire personnel are actively fighting the fire in the evacuation areas and it is not safe for people to repopulate at this time.”
200 Structures Threatened But Hopkins Fire Now 20% Contained After Burning 257 Acres and Destroying a Number of Homes
Approximately 200 structures were threatened by the blaze that ripped through oak woodland yesterday afternoon filling Ukiah Valley skies with an ominous smoke column and causing mandatory evacuations in the area.
Tonight and tomorrow, as the repopulations announcements are released by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, we will update this article with the latest areas allowed to return to their homes.
Black Oak Estates, a look at one neighborhood hit by the Hopkins Fire.
[UPDATE 4: Photos of Multiple Structures Burned] Mandatory Evacuations as Fire Burns in Riverbed near Calpella’s Hopkins Street
At approximately 2:00 p.m. reports began to emerge of a vegetation fire burning in a riverbed near Calpella’s Hopkins Street. A full wildland fire response has been dispatched to the incident. The fire is reportedly beginning to spreading to a nearby mobile home park catching leaves on roofs […]
Butane Honey Oil Explosion Suspected Cause of Yesterday’s Ukiah Trailer Fire that Resulted in Adult and Two Juveniles Burned
“Officers observed numerous items at the scene that were consistent with materials used in the extraction and manufacture of concentrated cannabis, commonly referred to as butane honey oil (BHO). “
[UPDATE: No Imminent Threat to Life or Property] 30-40 Acre Blaze Burning in the Hills Southwest of Hopland
Air resources are being dispatched to work the fire from above and ground resources are navigating the private, gated roads to access the fire.
A full wildland fire response has been dispatched to the 60600 block of Highway 271 after firefighters located a half-acre fire burning at a slow rate of spread in timber, brush, and grass actively burning while responding to reports of power lines down. Initial reports at approximately 9:02 […]