Fire Across from Rio Dell

Smoke can be seen from Hwy 101 from a new fire on the Scotia Bluffs across the railroad tracks. A reader is saying that there is lots of smoke and the fire appears to be heading east. Scanner traffic indicates that Cal Fire is responding with a helicopter to the fire. Access by road might be difficult in such rough terrain. LoCO will update as soon as more information is available.

UPDATED 5:50 P.M. with Photos from a reader [Corey McGonigal.]

UPDATE 6:21: More photos from another reader [Lisa Baney]:

Below the plane drops fire retardant. 

The low Eel River with the smoke in the background.

Fire trucks by the Humboldt Redwood Company gate near the Rio Dell/Scotia Bridge.


UPDATE 6:50 One more photo by the earlier photographer[Lisa Baney]. The thin orange line is the firefighters marching up a steep, old logging path.

More photos by another reader [Carolee Gossien.]

Photo below from Leslie Soho.

Photo by reader, Kevin-Rose Wicke, below shows fire in relation to Rio Dell. 

Another photo from another reader:



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