[UPDATE July 4: Final Acreage Under Two] Vegetation Fire on Reed Mountain Road
Emergency crews are responding to a vegetation fire on Reed Mountain Road near Red Rock. An aircraft is reporting seeing smoke. Two additional tankers have been requested also. Cal Fire, Garberville, Redway and Phillipsville are responding.
UPDATE 3:38 p.m.: Rough map of where the fire is located.
UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: According to scanner traffic, the fire is about three acres moving at a slow to medium rate of spread in heavy canopy–“lots of potential,” “limited road access,” “multiple agriculture,” and “some structures.”
Miranda Fire has been requested to send a water tender.
UPDATE 3:57 p.m.: Terri Klemetson from KMUD says the aircraft is doing retardant drops. “They hope to box it in 3-5 acres.” The fire is backing downhill in a moderate canopy forest.
UPDATE 4:08 p.m.: On scanner traffic, a pilot said, there is one structure “fully involved below the grow.”
A little later, someone says, “One 1000 fuel container on fire in the middle of this fire.”
The dispatcher is now saying, “Possible hazardous materials fire.”
UPDATE 4:17 p.m.: Photo by David Durr below.
UPDATE 4:27 p.m.:
CAL FIRE at scene vegetation fire in the Reed Mt area of Southern Humboldt. 3 to 5 acres slow rate of spread. 1 Structure involved.
— CAL FIRE HUU (@CALFIRE_HUU) July 3, 2015
UPDATE 4:28 p.m.: According to scanner traffic, power lines down through the middle of the fire. Staging dozers down at Benbow. UPDATE 4:41 p.m.: View from Alderpoint Road sent in by reader, UPDATE 4:43 p.m.: Scanner traffic says, “Making good progress” and “retardant and fire line around the fire.” UPDATE 4:54 p.m.: Incident commander stated that the “fuel tank is a non-issue.” and the dozers are released. UPDATE 6:22 p.m.:
UPDATE 7:10 p..m.:
Photos of the incident posted by KMUD: