According to Estelle Fennell on SoHum Awareness, there is a fire burning east of Fortuna. A Cal Fire Press Release states:
A wildland fire in Root Creek, south of Highway 36 and the Van Duzen River near Grizzly Creek State Park is burning in heavy timber. Working the Red Fire, CAL FIRE has assigned a helicopter, air-tactical fixed wing, air tankers, bulldozer, 3 hand crews, and 6 fire engines to battle the blaze. The fire was reported by a CAL FIRE aircraft at about 3:10 PM and has burned an estimated 2.5 acres. The fire was burning actively under hot weather conditions and fuels are extremely dry. There is no reported threat to structures. Containment is expected this evening. The fire cause is under investigation.
Unit Chief Tom Hein wants to remind everyone that we are experiencing the highest fire danger of the year, and to be careful in our wildland