UPDATE: 10:30 a.m. — The Brooktrails Township Fire Department said in a Facebook post at 5:33 a.m. that the fire apeared to be three to five acres in size and threatening structures when emergency crews arrived on scene.
“Swift action by responding units kept the fire away from the structures and contained the fire in quick order,” firefighters said.
Brooktrails Fire also thanked Little Lake Fire, Ridgewood Ranch Fire, Laytonville Fire, Cal Fire, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office and the Willits Police Department for their assistance responding to the incident.
MENDOCINO Co., 8/18/21 — Forward progress has been stopped on the Timber Fire, a vegetation fire located at the 31000 block off Sherwood Road and Timber Road past the Third Gate portion of Brooktrails in the Willits area. Evacuation orders have been reduced to warnings, which were called off at 5:15 a.m., but traffic may be restricted on Timber Road and on Sherwood Road at Third Gate while fire crews respond to the fire.
Initial scanner reports indicate that at least one structure may have been damaged.
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office sent several Nixle alerts during the course of the fire which can be found here. Deputies went door to door during the evacuations and also used the high-low siren to alert residents.
This is a developing situation and information may change. We’ll update this article as more information becomes available. The most recent information will be updated at the top of the article, with the earlier reports below.