[UPDATE 5:15 p.m.] Fire in Bull Creek Area

Vegetation FireA 1/2 acre fire is burning in the Bull Creek area west of Hwy 101 about 4:10 p.m. This has just been spotted from the air and the air crew is trying to pinpoint exactly where the fire is located. However, he says there are no structures threatened.

UPDATE 4:20 p.m.: The fire is near the Albee Creek campground, according to scanner traffic.

UPDATE 4:23 p.m.: The fire is reportedly “directly above Bull Creek Road.”

UPDATE 4:47 p.m.: The first firefighter arrived on scene. He reports that the fire is only about a 1/4 acre and spreading slowly. He asks for all resources to keep coming.

UPDATE 5:15 p.m.: Cal Fire sent this photo of the fire which is in Redwood State Park in the Albee Creek area off Thorton Road. The forward spread has been stopped.

Smoke from the fire in the Bull Creek area

Smoke from the fire in the Bull Creek area. [Photo from Cal Fire]

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13 comments

  • That is where my great great grandparents graves are. I don’t think they will mind. But we don’t need to loose their grave sites

  • Liberal hypocrisy

    “The forward spread has stopped”
    Oh how I wish I could accomplish that😜
    But seriously prayers and great thanks to all the heroes out there fighting to save life and property

    • Just one more huge Thank You to our wonderful Cal Fire firefighters and all the volunteer depts. Without you we would be living in a black barren nothingness.

  • Any updates since 5:15 Kym?

    • When the forward spread is stopped, that basically means they’ve got a handle on these small fires and all that is left is the mopup. I think I’d have heard if there was anything serious that went wrong.

  • How do you reckon a fire would start in the middle of the woods like that?

    • Transients thinking they have found a home ? or a gasoline engine without a bad muffler. or # 1 reason, ( lit cigarette )

  • “Two leg’ed lightning”

    • most holy of redwood stands. The road thru to Albee creek and Bull creek and Honeydew is full of deep dangerous potholes and lots of blind curves, a bad combination. This makes you worry for the emergency vehicles getting there. Thanks again Cal fire.

  • We were camping at Albee and watched the fire fight. A Cal Fire chopper landed a hot shot team in the campground meadow and then proceeded to make water dumps with its bucket. Also a plane made several water dump runs at treetop level. Trucks arrived and they fought it from Mattole Rd. They stayed there all night to watch for flare ups. Campground was a bit smokey. Thanks Cal Fire.

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