[UPDATE 6:25 p.m.] Possible Multiple Acre Vegetation Fire Near Table Bluff

wildland fire featureAt approximately 1:30 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to a fire in the dunes about two miles south of Table Bluff.

One of the firefighters responding reported, “I’ve got a visible on the smoke…It looks to me to be five to fifteen acres…It is going to be tough access.” He requested four-wheel drive engines.

The dispatcher has requested crews of inmates from High Rock Camp to help fight the flames.

UPDATE 1:50 p.m.: According to the Incident commander on the scanner, this is a strong, wind-driven fire moving towards the north at about 7-15 mph. The fire is currently estimated to be 10 acres.

UPDATE 3:53 p.m.: Forward progress on the fire which reached up to 60 acres has been stopped, according to reports on the scanner.

UPDATE 6:25 p.m.: Calfire spokesperson Laura Coleman reports that the Drift fire, which was in the Spit Road area of Table Bluff on the beach near Crab Park, burned 58.4 acres of driftwood and grass. It was contained at 5 p.m.

Coleman said that Loleta Fire, Cal Fire, Ferndale Fire, Rio Dell Fire, Bureau of Land Management and California Fish and Wildlife all assisted in fighting the blaze. “Expect to see equipment in the area for mop-up and patrol of the incident,” she explained. Here’s two photos she provided of the incident.

Firefighters at work

Firefighters at work. [Photo from Cal Fire]

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First large wildland fire of the year. [Photo from Cal Fire]

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