[UPDATE 4:40 p.m.] Fire Burning East of Fort Seward Near the Alderpoint Road

Multiple people have reported seeing a fire burning east of Fort Seward along the Alderpoint Road east of Alderpoint.

Cal Fire dispatched a number of resources including Alderpoint Fire and Garberville Fire.

The red marker on the map below indicates where the first reports have placed the incident. (According to one person the fire is about a mile further east than the red marker shows.)

Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.

UPDATE 3:52 p.m.: Scratchy scanner activity indicates there is a fire burning in heavy timber.

UPDATE 3:55 p.m.: Near the fire is a traffic accident. An ambulance is being sent to the scene for a “male–all bloody…by the roadway/ Above the roadway was a large fire …lots of black smoke and vegetation on fire.”

UPDATE 4 p.m.: According to scanner traffic, there are possibly three patients.

UPDATE 4:24 p.m.:
This is a half acre fire spreading slowly which resulted from a vehicle accident, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Paul Savona.

UPDATE 4:40 p.m.: The CHP Traffic Incident Information Page reports that the vehicle involved is “completely burned///Fire mostly contained.” It also states there were three people in the vehicle.



  • Two in the same neighborhood on the same day. Un related, but scary.
    Bolt bag and Evac kit in process…

  • Omg my friends live right there. Please let them be okay! Please let anyone involved be okay! Please an update when you can Kym!!!

  • CalFire dipping in Dobbyn’s Crk.

  • No doubt!
    There are some really good write ups online from folks who have been through severe natural disasters like Sandy.
    The thing they all mention is that once power was out, cel phones died and no one knew what time it was.
    Pack some watches or battery alarm clocks&have them set to right time.

    • Excellent suggestion.
      Don’t forget Meds, prescription copies, spare glasses (contacts), and your phone chargers for when you do get to a place with power!
      Spare shoes.
      When I Bolt, my computer comes with me. May be useless without power, but my life in on it.
      I hope they get this one out in a hurry.
      And I hope the folks involved in the accident are minimally damaged, recover quickly.

      • Get a Google Drive account and save everything on your computer there. It’s cheap and secure, and you can access it from any device connected to the internet.

      • solar chargers or ones that can work in your auto to recharge … you can get crank model w/solar recharge (and handy flashlight on back end) little dandy radios to put in your kit …
        if leaving with pets, don’t forget their bug out bags and water too …
        pack everything ahead and keep in hall closet (free of junk!) ; some like the trunk or in cab but not in my neighborhood!
        got elderly? don’t forget their rx! and copies of meds w/pharmacy number. If you use CVS (and probably any other chain) you can usually call in rx and pick up at destination.

    • Clearly, it was time to get a watch.

  • Fire is up Stewart Ranch Road. Calfire, Rescue, CHP are there. Looked like 3 males being treated for injuries.

  • Someone texted me the fire is under control. I would like that info verified so I can breath easy.

  • Thank you so much!

  • I heard they were setting up an LZ for medivac…

  • Best of luck, to all involved in this s(h)ituation!!!

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