Fire in Fruitland Ridge [Updated with –Even More–Photos]

According to Doug Bryan, Southern Humboldt Fire Chiefs Public Information Team member, writes 

Cal Fire ground and air resources and Fruitland Ridge Fire are responding to a report of vegetation fire in the 18000 black [block] of Dyerville Loop road. 

This hot dry weather will make fighting the fire difficult.

UPDATED 4:10 P.M.:  Photos courtesy of Amber Wallan from where Cal Fire is dipping water out of the Eel River near Phillipsville.

UPDATED 4:30 P.M.: Bryan writes, “The forward progress of the fire in Fruitland Ridge has been stopped. Resources are starting to be released.”

UPDATED 5:45 P.M.: Added photos of fire retardant being dropped sent in by a reader [Kristen O’Connor]

Cal Fire helicopter coming from the fire to the Eel River.

A Cal Fire helicopter is hovering over the Eel preparing to dip in its bucket.

Dipping in the bucket.

Two views of fire retardant being dropped on the fire.

 

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