[UPDATE Monday] Island on Fire Again Near Trinidad

Pewetole Island smokes in the morning fog. [Photo by a reader]

Pewetole Island smokes in the morning fog. [Photo by a reader]

Cal Fire helicopters are dumping water on Pewetole Island in the Trinidad Bay. Thursday, a fire broke out on the island that crews believed to be extinguished. It either reignited or another fire started today.

helicopter with water

Helicopter with bucket on its way to the fire. [Photo provided by a reader]

UPDATE 10:10 p.m.: According to Laura Coleman spokesperson for Cal Fire, the Pewetole Island fire is still burning tonight. Earlier today, Ted Pease, a Journalism Professor at Utah State University, who lives in Trinidad shared these photos of the fire with us.

Fire on Trinidad Island by Ted pease

Fire on Trinidad Island by Ted peaseUPDATE Monday: 

 

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