UPDATE: 10:30 p.m. — The McCutchan Fire reached 6.9 acres in size, and was fully contained this evening. However, firefighters will remain in the area overnight and over the next several days, mopping up and watching for any potential hot spots:
UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. — The fire has been estimated at roughly 5 acres, and appears to be burning just off U.S. Highway 101.
MENDOCINO Co., 9/13/21 — Air crews are responding to a small wildfire near the scene of the Rock Fire, which burned an estimated 30-40 acres of woodland Thursday night about 5 miles south of Hopland. The new blaze was reported just before to 2:30 p.m. Details are still emerging, but as of 2:45 p.m. there were no reports of evacuations or structures threatened.
EDITORS NOTE: The name of the McCutchan Incident was misspelled as McCutchen in early reports. Our headline has been corrected, but embedded social media posts from earlier in the day may still contain that error.
Ground crews are working to gain access, but scanner traffic indicates that concerns have been raised about getting trapped in the area due to narrow roadways.