[UPDATE 7:10 p.m.] Structure Fire Spreading to Vegetation in the Reed Mountain Area

scannerAt approximately 5:45 p.m., multiple fire crews, including Cal Fire, Redway and Garberville, responded to a vegetation fire reportedly in the Reed Mountain/Twin Trees area. A tanker was sent from Ukiah.

At 5:58 p.m. the dispatch reported that this was a structure fire spreading to the vegetation two miles up Reed Mountain Loop Road. “Structure almost burned to the ground,” according to air traffic over scanner. “Continue all resources…Heavy spotting potential.”

[Note: Scanner reports are not always as first indicated.]

UPDATE 6:15 p.m.: David Durr sends us this photo of the smoke.


View from Windy Gap as smoke rises from the fire on Reed Mountain.

UPDATE 6:59 p.m.: Photos by Sandra Bonham show the plane dropping retardant.

rm3 rm2UPDATE 7:10 p.m.: Cal Fire spokesperson Laura Coleman provided the next two aerial shots.

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UPDATE: KMUD reporting the fire contained.



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