[UPDATE 10:24 p.m.: Two Structures Involved] Multiple Structures Threatened by Burning Building Near Willits

Fire engine at scene of the Locust Incident [Crop of an image provided by a Willits Resident]

Fire engine at scene of the Locust Incident [Crop of an image provided by a Willits Resident]

A 7-year-old child reportedly has been rescued from a burning structure in the 1200 block of Locust Street off of Walnut Street in Willits as of 9:30 p.m., according to reports over the scanner. [Please note: Little Lake Fire Chief Chris Wilkes tells us that the child was not rescued. The child was a neighbor of the burning home and a misunderstanding occurred at scene.]

Multiple nearby structures threatened.

Access is difficult to the area.

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

UPDATE 10:24 p.m.: The Incident Commander reported the Locust Incident has been held to two structure and crews will be mopping up the area for 1-2 hours.

The Locust Incident sent a plume of smoke into the air [Picture provided by Christina Marie Navarro]

The Locust Incident sent a plume of smoke into the air [Picture provided by Christina Marie Navarro]

UPDATE: Last Night’s Willits Structure Fire Originated in Home Known to Conduct Illegal Burn Piles

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Patriot in Willits
Patriot in Willits
3 months ago

That’s actually located right in Willits, next to the junior high school