UPDATE: 11:53pm: Fire fighters have stopped the forward spread on the wildland fire, which has reached 5 acres. Crews are waiting on PG&E to address the downed power poles and Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies are in place doing one-way traffic control on the 20. Scanner traffic indicates some engines and the dozer are expected to be released within the hour, with other crew staying for two to three hours to control the fire’s spread.
WILLITS, CA 6/24/17 — Cal Fire and Little Lake Fire are responding to a 3 – 5 acre grass fire on Highway 20, according to scanner traffic. The fire is about mile marker 27 on Highway 20, about 6 miles outside Willits in the 6000 block of Highway 20, and may impact traffic on the road. Engines first began responding around around 10:37 pm, according to Mendocinosportsplus.
At around 11pm fire fighters on the scanner were estimating the grass fire had the potential to grow to 10 acres if they weren’t able to get on top of it. The crews at the scene were beginning to “lay hose” but said access to the fire was difficult, and might require a tractor for access. Scanner traffic also indicates the fire might impact traffic on the road, although at 11pm it was not expected to cross the road. Power lines may also be down in the area.
We’ll update as more information becomes available.