Pewetole this morning. Photo: Ted Pease.

Pewetole Island is still on fire.

The scenic and historic little island off Trinidad Beach, home to an unusual stand of Sitka spruce, caught fire Thursday afternoon for reasons that are still unexplained. Calfire air resources dumped bucket after bucket on the blaze.

Then, yesterday, it caught fire again. More buckets were dumped.

Comes word this morning that either the island caught fire yet again, or else yesterday’s blaze was not completely extinguished. Outpost Trinidad Bureau Chief Ted Pease notes that the island is putting out smoke in great quantity this morning.

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