[UPDATE 4:45 p.m.: Injured Firefighter] Airport Closed at Gasquet as New Wildfire Blooms on the Horizon
Firefighters are using Ward Field, the Gasquet Airport to gather.
According to Susan Daugherty, interim manager of Ward Field told us, “I closed the airport. There were enough firetrucks that there was a safety hazard that we didn’t want to take the risk.
Daugherty said she was told the fire was “six to 10 acres on the other side of the ridge.” She said she was told, “They are hoping to have it be under control by this evening.”
Medical aid was called into Ward Field about 2:30 p.m. but at this point, we haven’t learned why.
UPDATE 4:45 p.m.: Susan Daugherty tells us that the airport will be closed three to five days. “They are telling us they will need it for that long,” she said.
She also confirmed that there had been a firefighter injured. “But [the firefighter] walked out of the helicopter,” she said. “Didn’t need a lifeflight.”