Small Vegetation Fire North of Phillipsville
The small post office in the tiny town of Phillipsville. A fire has just been spotted in a redwood grove to the north of there. [Photo by Kym Kemp]
At 7:13 p.m., Philipsville Fire Chief Hank Toburg can be heard over scanner traffic saying he has a wildland fire in the redwood grove north of his town. Cal Fire is putting out a large response. Multiple crews are being sent to the site. At least one engine is one scene.
As we wrote this, the incident commander is reporting that a 30×30 spot is burning in heavy duff. Forward progress has been stopped. Some crews are being returned to base.
Sounds like the firefighters caught it in time. We’ll update if needed.