Sizeable Fire Breaks Out Along Highway 101 South of Laytonville; Traffic Impacted

Photos: Daryl Foster.

A pretty good-sized fire has broken out along Highway 101 between Willits and Laytonville, and it’s affecting through traffic on Highway 101

Readers report that the roadway is pretty well closed at the moment, which the photos above and below from Friend o’ the LoCO Daryl Foster seem to confirm.

California Highway patrol dispatch, below, notes that the fire appears to have been caused by a vehicle trailing sparks — possibly a big rig or a U-Haul. 

We’ll update when we know more.

 

 

 


1:53 p.m.
[1] GRASS FIRE ON RHS
1:54 p.m.
[14] [Appended, 13:58:59] [1] BIG RIG SPARKED A FIRE ON THE RHS
1:55 p.m.
[4] [Appended, 13:55:59] [1] GRASS FIRE ON SB SIDE JSO SHAMROCK RANCH.
1:55 p.m.
[16] [Appended, 13:58:59] [3] ON RHS OF THE ROAD
1:55 p.m.
[5] [Appended, 13:55:59] [2] 1039 CF
1:56 p.m.
[7] [Appended, 13:56:50] [1] FIRE 2 SPOTS SMALL
1:56 p.m.
[8] [Appended, 13:56:50] [2] GRASS FIRE
1:58 p.m.
[13] PER ANOTHER VEH SPARKING
1:58 p.m.
[12] PER ANOTHER VEH IS NOW PASSING BTWN LAYTONVILLE AND WILLITS
2 p.m.
Unit Assigned
2:01 p.m.
[31] 54 MAKING A STOP ON THE VEH AT SHIMMINS RIDGE
2:02 p.m.
[37] PER ANOTHER ON BOTH SIZES OF RD
2:03 p.m.
Unit Assigned
2:05 p.m.
[48] [Notification] [CHP]-PER DUP CALLER FIRE IS 97 [Shared]
2:06 p.m.
[49] FIRE WILL 98 WITH THE VEH AND 54 — ENRT FROM WILLITS
2:07 p.m.
[53] PER MENSO, FIRE IS REQ 1184
2:10 p.m.
Unit At Scene
2:12 p.m.
[55] 56 ADVSD MULTIPLE FIRES — BOTH SIDES OF THE FREEWAY — REQ CT —- 1039 CT ENRT FOR 1184
2:17 p.m.
Unit At Scene
2:18 p.m.
[59] CAL FIRE 1097 WITH 105-54
2:18 p.m.
[57] PER 105-56 STRUCTURE BEING THREATENED ACROSS FROM SHAMROCK RANCH — 1039 CDF COPIES
2:21 p.m.
[60] 54 CLEARING AT SHIMMINS RIDGE — ENRT OT ASSIST 56 WITH 1184 AAT THE FIRE
2:31 p.m.
[61] [Appended, 14:32:07] [1] CALLER STATED SAW THE RESP UHAUL STOPPED ON R/S // ADVSD CALLER CHP HAD STOPPED VEH
3:01 p.m.
[65] 1039 105-S3 CPZ VIA 1021
3:18 p.m.
[66] CT OPENING UP ONE WAY CONTROLLED TRAFFIC
4:42 p.m.
[67] [Notification] [CHP]-PER ANOTHER SB TRAFFIC HAS NOT MOVED FOR 20MIN [Shared]
4:56 p.m.
Unit Cleared

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