[UPDATE Tuesday 9:57 a.m.: Contained at 30 About 30 Acres] Vegetation Fire Not Far From the Ship Ashore Resort
Fire crew reports that they can see a light column of smoke. But Taylor Westbrook, who allowed us to use her photo above, reports that the fire is spreading quickly.
Cal Fire, Smith River Fire, and Fort Dick Fire have been requested to respond.
UPDATE 9:54 p.m.: According to traffic on the scanner, Pala Road is the best access to the fire.
UPDATE 10:05 p.m.: “It is going to take at least an hour if not two for us to get out to it,” reports the Incident Commander.
UPDATE Tuesday: The fire is still burning. We’re attempting to find out the latest information.
UPDATE 9:57 a.m.: According to the Fort Dick Fire Department,
Just after 9pm on 6-26-17 FDFD, SRFD, & CalFire were dispatched to a vegetation fire near the mouth of the Smith River north of Pala Road. Crews worked all night and contained the fire around 4am at approx. 30 acres.
The incident is being investigated by CalFire & CA State Parks officials. The cause is considered suspicious and anybody with information regarding this fire is encouraged to contact the Del Norte County Sheriffs Office.