MENDOCINO Co., 8/28/18 — A vehicle fire resulted in a small vegetation fire this afternoon in Calpella. The fire was controlled extremely quickly and appears to be extinguished. The fire occurred near the intersection of Eastside Calpella Rd. and Marina Dr. when a vehicle clipped a power line and sparks caused a fire. All the occupants of the vehicle got out and it appears that they were okay.
The fire sparks caused a small vegetation fire. Local departments including the Redwood Valley Calpella Fire Department responded, and ordinary people in the vicinity began to attack the fire with shovels.
Witness report seeing some air resources dispatched by Cal Fire, but it does not appear that they were necessary. The accident occurred at around 4:10 p.m. and the fire was controlled in about half an hour.