[UPDATE Wednesday] Large Fire Near Hopland

Fire near HOpland

A large wildland fire is burning north of Hopland. [Photo by Jonathan Beck]

Currently, two structures are threatened by 40-acre fire burning near Hwy 101 north of Hopland at approximately 1:38 p.m. One southbound lane of 101 is closed.

The fire started at approximately 12:37 p.m.

Fire near HOpland

[Photo by Jonathan Beck]

Fire near HOpland

[Photo by Jonathan Beck]

Fire near HOpland

[Photo by Jonathan Beck]


UPDATE 1:44 p.m.: Cal Fire reported about 10 minutes ago, “#GrapeFire Update: approximately 40 acres with 2 structures threatened.”

UPDATE 2:13 p.m.:
Video by Eve Briggs

UPDATE 3:10 p.m.: According to scanner traffic, the Grape Fire, as this is called is now 100 acres.

UPDATE 3:17 p.m.: Below is a Facebook post from the Ukiah Fire Authority. Some people might have trouble seeing it here.



Click here and watch on Facebook if the above doesn’t work for you.
UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: Cal Fire tweeted, “[A]pprox 100 acres-personal at scene-8 aircraft-12 Engines-4 Crews-4 Water Tenders-8 Chief Officers-2 Dozers.”
UPDATE 3:31 p.m.: Caltrans and CHP are no longer showing that one lane of 101 is closed.

UPDATE 3:55 p.m.: Another video provided by a reader.

UPDATE 4:35 p.m.: Cal Fire tweets that they still have 0% containment on this blaze.

UPDATE 5:42 p.m.: Cal Fire tweets that a shift in wind has helped firefighters and the fire is now 40% contained.
UPDATE 7:04 p.m.: Cal Fire tweeted, that the Grape Fire is “now 135 acres & 60% contained.”

UPDATE 7:11 p.m.: Cal Fire tweeted at 7:09 a.m., “#GrapeFire [update] off Hwy 101 & Crawford Ranch Rd, Hopland (Mendocino County) is now 135 acres & 90% contained.”



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