[Update: Reader Photos!] Two New Vegetation Fires Erupt on River Bar Near Ferndale
According to the scanner, there is a new vegetation fire near East Ferry Road on the river bar in the Ferndale area. Fire crews were asked to respond to the incident before 1:15 p.m. today. According to the dispatcher on the scanner, there are two fires at this location. These are early reports, so we’ll update this post as we find out more information.
Update 1:30 p.m.: A fire crew that is on the way to the scene is saying that it may be at the same location as a previous incident.
“This is where the fire was burning the other night when we came down here,” said a crew member over the scanner.
Update 1:32 p.m.: Cal Fire is being notified of the incident, and the crew that is already at the scene is saying the fire could be burning for awhile.
Update 1:39 p.m.: The fire is about two acres in size.
Update 1:42 p.m.: According to a crew member at the scene, the fire may be contained by water on one side of the fire and gravel on the other.
Update 1:49 p.m.:
Update 2:26 p.m.: More photos sent by readers:
Update 2:40 p.m.:
Update 3:14 p.m.: The fire is reportedly on “the island,” and has spread to be about three acres.
[Note: Keep in mind that these are scanner reports. With all of the fires going on, some of the details from different incidents could be mixed together. We’re doing our best to keep the incidents straight.]