Call for Volunteers to Fight Fire in Leggett
Sheriff Tom Allman today called Red Mountain near Leggett “an area of critical concern.” However, very little is known about this fire. With resources stretched to the limit, the local VFD with two engines has basically been on its own with some help from CDF helicopters says Penelope Andrews, Leggett resident and KMUD DJ.
She contacted KMUD and this blog asking for volunteers to fight the fire. According to her, the local VFD, exhausted after a day on Red Mountain fighting a fire resulting from the lightning strikes this last weekend, asked for volunteers to cut fireline. She says,
“…down here in So Leggett the red mountain fire is coming down the mountain towards Ceder Creek and So Leggett. The local fire department who is very small is the only front line folks fighting this huge fire. Cal Fire is not even listing this fire but its massive, …we are trying to get the word out to any one close to come to the Leggett Volunteer fire department tomorrow morning– 7 am or later they can get you helping cutting a fire line. Wear the right gear, heavy boots, gloves bring hand tool, …Mendocino needs your help now.
Come to the So Leggett 101 freeway exit and look for the Dome.”