[UPDATE 4:40 p.m.] Fire Burning East of Fort Seward Near the Alderpoint Road
Multiple people have reported seeing a fire burning east of Fort Seward along the Alderpoint Road east of Alderpoint.
Cal Fire dispatched a number of resources including Alderpoint Fire and Garberville Fire.
The red marker on the map below indicates where the first reports have placed the incident. (According to one person the fire is about a mile further east than the red marker shows.)
Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.
UPDATE 3:52 p.m.: Scratchy scanner activity indicates there is a fire burning in heavy timber.
UPDATE 3:55 p.m.: Near the fire is a traffic accident. An ambulance is being sent to the scene for a “male–all bloody…by the roadway/ Above the roadway was a large fire …lots of black smoke and vegetation on fire.”
UPDATE 4 p.m.: According to scanner traffic, there are possibly three patients.
UPDATE 4:24 p.m.: This is a half acre fire spreading slowly which resulted from a vehicle accident, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Paul Savona.
UPDATE 4:40 p.m.: The CHP Traffic Incident Information Page reports that the vehicle involved is “completely burned///Fire mostly contained.” It also states there were three people in the vehicle.