[UPDATE 7:10 p.m.] Another Escaped Debris Fire, This One at Shelter Cove

A debris fire has escaped and is spreading slowly in the Shelter Cove area off of Cook Combs Road. The fire is approximately one acre as of 2:15 p.m. A line has been “scratched” around 80% of the fire. The Shelter Cove crew is on scene.

The crews are busy in that corner of the county. In addition to the fire, traffic on the scanner states that there is someone with a fractured leg needing medical help.

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UPDATE 7:10 p.m.: Cheryl Antony, spokesperson for the Shelter Cove Fire Department tells us that the fire burned about one acre. The volunteer fire fighters battled the escaped blaze and then mopped up for a total of five hours.

“We are fortunate to have fire hydrants and lots of water,” she noted. They were also fortunate to have the assistance of a Cal Fire engine.

“Our ambulance and some of our crew had to divert to a medical aid that showed up at the station as the last truck was leaving for the fire,” she explained. “After we sent that patient off [to] Garberville….we went back to the fire.”

Exhausted, the volunteers headed back to their homes. Hopefully, they get a little rest before facing their regular activities tomorrow.

The photos below were provided by Shelter Cove Fire.

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