[UPDATE 6:10 p.m.] Multiple Fires Along Hwy 299 “Spreading Quickly”
Multiple fire departments are responding but more have been requested. A mutual aid request went over the scanner about 1:44 p.m.
Tanker 96 is on the scene, according to Flight Tracker.
UPDATE 1:54 p.m.: According to the CHP Traffic Incident Information Page, the westbound #2 (outside lane) is being closed.UPDATE 2:10 p.m.: The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Twitter account just posted,
Fire crews are currently responding to a vegetation fire near Glendale Dr. and Highway 299. HCSO is assisting in public safety. Residents of the area are advised stay inside and be prepared to evacuate if necessary. No mandatory evacuation order is currently in effect.
— Humboldt County Sheriff (@HumCoSO) August 31, 2018
UPDATE 2:40 p.m.: Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services tweeted,
There is a fire in the vicinity of 299 and Glendale Rd. North of 299. Cal Fire is on scene. Please stay off of Glendale Road while fire crews are working. There are no evacuation orders at this time. HWY 299 Westbound Traffic has been diverted.
— Humboldt Co OES (@HumCoOES) August 31, 2018
UPDATE 3:10 p.m.: According to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Paul Savona, “Forward progress has been stopped at 2.5 acres…Crews are mopping up…The structure threat has been mitigated…The cause is under investigation.”
UPDATE 6:10 p.m.: According to Mark Nelson who took the earlier photos, there are “still a lot of fire vehicles/personnel and law enforcement both sides of hwy 299. Westbound still 1 lane. Number 2 lane closed.”