[UPDATE 9:40 p.m.: Structures Burned] 5 Acre Fire in Benbow
Readers tell us there is a large fire burning in the Benbow area. A resident reports that it is burning about 5 acres off of Blue Rock Road.
UPDATE 6:09 p.m.: We’re being told by a Benbow resident that several structures have burned.
UPDATE 7:03 p.m.: Cal Fire reports that there is “one structure fire within the burn area (crews still working on Structure) and one travel trailer fully involved/destroyed. Some residents were evacuated but the “forward spread has been stopped,” Cal Fire states, “We are still working on the structure fire. Resources are still at scene; some aircraft released; Copters and Air Attack still at scene.”
UPDATE 9:40 p.m.: Cal Fire spokesperson Laura Coleman writes, “The forward progress has been stopped” at 5 acres. Evacuations have been lifted. “One vehicle and one home destroyed,” Coleman said. “[A]ir resources released; resources are at scene and will continue to be for next couple of days.”