[UPDATE 8:30 p.m.] 15 Acre Fire West of of Willow Creek Burning in Marijuana Grow, Mobile Home Destroyed
According to scanner traffic, this a “large marijuana grow operation.” Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office which is on the scene reports that there is no one on the property though there are a number of vehicles.
UPDATE 7:25 p.m.:UPDATE 7:37 pm.: “We have citizens attempting to access the fire area and the grows,” stated unknown personnel on the scanner. Fire currently at 11 to 12 acres, 0% containment, according to an update on the scanner.
UPDATE 7:44 p.m.: Fog is rolling in and tankers need to head to base, according to scanner traffic.
UPDATE 8:30 p.m. The citizens have left the area. But most importantly Oscar 1 has been called. All firefighters are being held on scene or not allowed to leave. All leave is canceled. There is not a lot of resources and they need every hand to be ready to help if any more fires break out in the Humboldt County Del Norte Unit or to be there for medical aid calls.