Work Crews Fall Burning Tree Which Closed Hwy 199 Today
[All photos from the CHP]
The California Highway Patrol in Crescent City released photos from today’s tree fire which closed Hwy 199 for much of today.
Around 8 a.m. this morning, a fire was reported in a redwood tree near Hwy 199 northeast of Crescent City. Firefighters called for a helicopter to help put out the flames.
Because it was in the state parks, permission to drop the tree had to be obtained.
The tree was dropped across the highway and then had to be cleared by work crews.By 3:30 p.m., the highway was reopened.
Earlier Chapter: Hwy 199 Closed Due to Fire