Multiple Fires Between Weott and Myers Flat Caused by Pickup Dragging Fence
Multiple fires were started between Weott and Myers Flat about noon today when a full size white pickup with a large roll of chain link fence dragging underneath it traveled south between the two towns. Becky Crossland and her family spotted the vehicle as they headed north. “We saw four small fires,” she said.
Micah Hansen who is a member of the Briceland Volunteer Fire (he also has worked as an assistant captain fighting wildfires in the national forest for many years) spotted the fires along with his fiance’ Michellee Senn when they were returning from Fortuna. Senn took video as Hansen and other passerbys used bottled water and a mini shovel to put out the flames on one fire.
Cal Fire and other fire departments were able to mop up all the small blazes. Caltrans had to close one lane temporarily as firefighters quenched the potential problem spots.