Fire Near Laytonville–The Pond Incident



Photo: Right where our house burned in 2008.

UPDATE 6:33 P.M Friday: Calfire is revising their estimate of the burn to 33 acres and calling it 100% contained. 

UPDATE 8:35 A.M Friday:Calfire is reporting that the Pond fire is 45 acres but 90% contained!

UPDATE: 9:13 P.M: The CHP site is reporting, “FIRE CONTAINED, NOW MOP UP W/ A FEW SPOT FIRES.” Calfire, however, is not reporting any reduction.

UPDATE 8:57 P.M.: CalFire is now reporting that the Pond Fire two miles north of Laytonville is 45 acres and 0% contained. 

UPDATE 8:46 P.M:  Teri at KMUD reports that air resources are being released at the fire as it isn’t safe to fly after dark.  Hand crews still working hard.

UPDATE 8:35 P.M.: Teri at KMUD is reporting that the fire is threatening two structures and spot fires from the main fire are threatening other structures.  The Geyser fire, however, is out.

UPDATE: 8:06 P.M.: Photo of the fire by David Jeffreys. He says there are two helicopters and 3 air tankers on the job.


UPDATE: 7:24: Teri from KMUD is on it!  She is reportingThat there are “spot fires threatening structures north of Laytonville.  Air Attack and helicopters workiing the area and @7:09 P.M. another fire was reported in the Geysers area.


UPDATE:7:20 P.M.: Calfire is saying the fire started around 5:20 P.M. and is 0% contained.


UPDATE: Brian Anderson, Redway Fire Chief urged in a note on SoHum Awareness

CalFire Humboldt Unit has just dispatched six engines from our area south to assist and cover in Mendocino County. Please, Please be very fire aware as our local resources are stretched thin for the next few hours. If you are a volunteer with our local departments, please respond accordingly if your department is dispatched as we will have little to no CalFire backup for initial attack on fire calls for the next few hours. Thank you!!!


There is a 25 acre fire near Laytonville, Ca.  A little south of Camp Winnarainbow, near Highway 101 on Woodruff Road.  CHP is being directed to the fire to help with traffic control.  I’m not sure what that may mean in terms of through traffic on 101 but currently the road is shown as open.

Teri Klemetson of KMUD is reporting that crew and engines are being taken off the Covelo fire to assist with this one.

I’ll update this post with news of the Laytonville fire and the previous post with information on the Covelo incident.


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