[UPDATE 4:13 p.m.] Fire East of Fortuna Involving a Fifth-Wheel and Wildland

smoke column

[Photo from Keiley L. Borges]

At around 1:15 p.m., a fire started involving a fifth wheel then spread to the wildland to the east of Fortuna on Loop Road, according to scanner traffic. Witnesses reported seeing thick black smoke.

Firefighters on the scene are saying they have knocked back the forward spread as of 1:40 p.m.

UPDATE 4:13 p.m.: Below is Marshal Patzlaff’s photo of the trailer that caught on fire.

remains of the trailer that caught fire off loop road



  • Sounds like it needs to RAIN again.

  • an idiot in his 5 wheel home hidden in the redwoods does himself bad. We’ll see him begging at Redwood shop mall today? Whats the story from the land owner????

  • Any further on the cause? I live close enough to hear the crackling of the fire and I heard at least 5 explosions. Was this a hash lab with multiple gas tanks?

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