Fire in Willow Creek Got a Little Too Close for Comfort
“It was big,” said Tim La Londe, Assistant Fire Chief for the Willow Creek Volunteer Fire Department. “We had some good 30 or 40-foot flames.”
He said, “Flames were tickling the tires of some vehicles when we got there.”
“It spread into the vegetation between the hotel and the river,” he said.
A tire on a horse trailer exploded. And the fire began moving towards the more populated areas.
“The evening winds pushed the fire towards downtown Willow Creek,” said La Londe. Fortunately, a number of agencies responded to fight the flames. Willow Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Cal Fire, Salyer Volunteer Fire Department, and the US Forest Service were all on the scene.
“We probably got it under control an hour after it started,” La Londe said.
At this point, the cause of the fire is undetermined.