[UPDATE 6:45 p.m.] Silage Pit on Fire West of Fortuna
Multiple engines are responding to a fire at Pleasant Point Road near Christensen Lane. Please avoid the area if possible. A silage pile has blazed up at approximately 6:10 p.m. The first engine on scene, a Loleta unit, reports that they might need more assistance than the initial call out.
UPDATE 6:25 p.m.: “We’re hitting it with water right now…Looks like we’re getting it pretty good,” reports the incident commander.
UPDATE 6:29 p.m.: “We got the fire knocked down,” reports the incident commander. “We’re just mopping up some hot spots.”
UPDATE 6:42 p.m.: Two photos. The first from Fortuna helps give a sense of where the fire is.
The second from close shows the toxic black smoke that firefighters had to deal with.