Friday, October 23, 2020

Update: Redwood Fire at 102 Acres, 50 Percent Containment

Posted By and on Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 5:01 PM

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UPDATE: According to a release from Cal Fire, the Redwood fire is now at 102 acres and is at 50 percent containment.

The fire is located in the Redwood House Road area of Carlotta. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. CalFire is advising residents to stay away from the area because of increased smoke and traffic. Suppression crews will be working in the area for the next couple of days.

Read the full CalFire release at the bottom of the post.

PREVIOUS: A vegetation fire, known as the Redwoods Incident, is burning about a 1/2 mile north of Highway 36 on Redwood House Road between Stevens Creek and Grizzly Creek.

The fire was reported at 12:45 p.m. as an acre fire but by 1 p.m., the fire is now said to be 10 acres spreading quickly with a potential for 50 acres. A full wildland response is rolling out.

UPDATE 1:12 p.m.: The fire is burning downhill at a moderate to a rapid rate of spread and is now about 15 acres estimates the Incident Commander. “It’s starting to transition from the grass to the timber,” the Commander tells dispatch. He requests more resources.

UPDATE 1:19 p.m.: “Approximately 35 acres,” the Incident Commander says to dispatch as he reiterates the fire is moving into the timber.

UPDATE 2:43 p.m.: According to the Incident Commander speaking over the scanner, there is 0 percent containment but the fire is holding within retardant lines at 60-70 acres.

CalFire press release:

The Redwood Incident began on October 23. 2020 at 12:41 PM.  The fire is located in the Redwood House Road Area  of Carlotta.   The fire is currently 102 acres and 50% contained.  The cause is under investigation and there is no current structure threat.  Suppression crews will be working in the area for the next couple of days.  Residents are advised to stay away from the area and there will be increased vehicle traffic and smoke in the area.


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