[Update 4:35 p.m.] Traffic Backing Up as Fire Crews Deal With ‘Three Separate Vegetation Fires’ Between Fields Landing and Humboldt Hill
The fires are described over the scanner to be somewhere between 100 yards and a half a mile long, and they have a slow rate of spread. Traffic is backing up in the area.
We’ll update this post when we hear more.
Update 3:35 p.m.: According to the California Highway Patrol incident page, the #2 lane of the northbound side of the highway is closed. Photos below by Mark McKenna:
Update 3:40 p.m.: McKenna reports the fire is out, and fire crews are mopping up. Traffic is still backed up in the area. McKenna sent along this photo of the traffic:
Update 4:35 p.m.: Humboldt Bay Fire reports, “The fire has been extinguished, all units have cleared and the roadway is open.”