[UPDATE 6/29: 35 Acres/PHOTOS!] Downtown Covelo Being Evacuated Due to Cemetery Fire
Crews are battling a 25 to 30 acre fire that is reportedly burning into downtown Covelo off Hwy 162 and Cemetery Lane. According to this post about 4:30 p.m. by the Round Valley Indian Tribes Facebook page, “Downtown Covelo is being evacuated.”
In a comment on that post about 4:30 p.m. the Administrator states, “Some homes have been lost in downtown Covelo.”
UPDATE 5:49 p.m.: Better news! Post from Mendocino Sheriff on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MendocinoSheriff/posts/10152923218932967 Tweets from the Mendocino Sheriff’s Office:
— Mendocino Sheriff (@MendoSheriff) June 29, 2015
#CoveloFire [fina] off Highway 162 and Cemetery Lane, near the community of Covelo (Mendocino County is 100% contained at 35 acres.
— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) June 29, 2015