There were two wildland fires in Mendocino County yesterday afternoon.
The first fire (Spy Incident) started at 3:27pm and was located at mile post 77 along Hwy 101, Laytonville. The Spy was contained at 5:21pm and burned ½ acre of grass and brush.
The second fire (Tan Incident) started at 3:45pm and was located at the Tan Oak Park, Leggett. The Tan was contained at 5:45pm and burned 4.5 acres of grass and heavy timber with difficult access. Power lines were down. Initial response included 1 copter, 2 tankers and multiple engines and crews. Today three engines and two crews will be assigned to the incident.
The Incident Commander stated the grass and timber were very dry and burned like late July conditions.
The hot temperatures, dry conditions and winds are perfect conditions for a catastrophic wildfire. Approximately 95% of all wildfires CAL FIRE responds to are caused by people. We are staffing up and are ready to respond but we need the public to do their part…One Less Spark, means One Less Wildfire.
For more information on how to be ready for wildfire visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org.