UPDATE 7:11 p.m. — Cal Fire is now telling us that the fire is contained and firefighters are doing mop up.
UPDATE 6:52 p.m. — The small wildfire burning near Hopland, called the “Feliz Fire,” reached 1.5 acres in size, before being stopped by firefighters. Cal Fire is reporting that the forward progress of the fire has been stopped, meaning that firefighters have stopped it from growing. One structure was “involved,” meaning that potentially that structure was burned, or that the fire might’ve begun as a structure fire, that’s unclear.
UPDATE 6:45 p.m. — Some good news coming in over the scanner. There have been a few calls canceling resource calls, and at least one comment made saying that the firefighters have gotten some decent line around the fire and there is no threat to any additional structures at this time.
MENDOCINO Co., 10/11/19 — A wildfire has broken out to the east of Hopland and the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation warning for the area of 3800 Feliz Creek Rd. As of yet this is not an evacuation order, rather a warning, meaning residents of the affected area should be prepared to evacuate but do not yet have to.
Here is the message from the MCSO which has gone out via their Nixle alert system:
This is a request from MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE issuing an EVACUATION WARNING for the area of 3800 FELIZ CREEK RD IN HOPLAND due to FIRE IN THE AREA. Residents are advised to be ready to evacuate the area immediately. If residents feel unsafe, move to a safe location. Further alerts and follow-up notifications will be issued once information becomes available. Please avoid the EVACUATION WARNING area if possible and be aware of emergency workers.
Cal Fire currently has on tanker plane making retardant drops over the fire, but given that the sun is setting now, the plane will likely be returning soon, as these planed do not do drops at night.