Fire Across from Rio Dell
Smoke can be seen from Hwy 101 from a new fire on the Scotia Bluffs across the railroad tracks. A reader is saying that there is lots of smoke and the fire appears to be heading east. Scanner traffic indicates that Cal Fire is responding with a helicopter to the fire. Access by road might be difficult in such rough terrain. LoCO will update as soon as more information is available.
UPDATED 5:50 P.M. with Photos from a reader [Corey McGonigal.]
UPDATE 6:21: More photos from another reader [Lisa Baney]:
Below the plane drops fire retardant.
The low Eel River with the smoke in the background.
Fire trucks by the Humboldt Redwood Company gate near the Rio Dell/Scotia Bridge.
UPDATE 6:50 One more photo by the earlier photographer[Lisa Baney]. The thin orange line is the firefighters marching up a steep, old logging path.
More photos by another reader [Carolee Gossien.]
Photo below from Leslie Soho.
Photo by reader, Kevin-Rose Wicke, below shows fire in relation to Rio Dell.
Another photo from another reader: