[UPDATE 5:01 P.M.] Fire Erupts in Honeydew Area
Scanner traffic indicates fire crews are responding to a vegetation fire in the Honeydew area “near the school and the store.” According to the scanner, the fire is about a quarter acre in size. An air attack has been ordered, and there is a “slow rate of spread.”
We don’t have a lot of information on this fire, but we’re following the scanner closely and will update this post when we have more information.
UPDATE 3:37 P.M.: Additional units are being sent to the fire, which is near Old Hindley Ranch Road.
UPDATE 3:44 P.M.: There is a structure threatened by the fire.
UPDATE 4:55 P.M.: According to Laura Coleman, spokesperson for Cal Fire, the blaze is now approximately five acres and is not yet controlled. However, the structure is no longer threatened and it received no damage! Coleman said, that there is one air tactical, two tankers (who have now been relieved,) one helicopter, five engines, four crews, overhead (command officials,” and both Honeydew and Petrolia Volunteer Fire Departments are fighting hard, too.
UPDATE 5:01 P.M.:
CAL FIRE at scene vegetation fire #AppleFire in the Honeydew area. Contained at 4 acres. Air resources being released.
— CAL FIRE HUU (@CALFIRE_HUU) July 8, 2015