UPDATE 3:05 p.m. — It appears that the fire has been mostly controlled, and both the tanker and the helicopter returned to base several minutes ago.
MENDOCINO Co., 9/12/19 — A structure fire, burning on a rural road off of State Route 20, has spread into the surrounding vegetation resulting in a small vegetation fire, and Fort Bragg Fire as well as Cal Fire have responded. Cal Fire sent both the 101 Copter, and a tanker to drop retardant on the fire.
Cal Fire has stated that the fire is burning on Sangra La Ln. which is right off the 20 about 4 miles southeast of Fort Bragg. The fire began in a garage, which is “fully involved,” a firefighter term meaning completely engulfed in flames. The fire spread from the garage into the nearby vegetation.