Vegetation Fire Burning Off Highway 299
Images: John Ferrara
Blue Lake Fire, CalFire and the California Highway Patrol are at the scene of a vehicle-ignited brush fire burning near Highway 299.
LoCO spoke to a McKinleyville women who told us her 2002 Oldsmobile stalled out on North Bank Road just after 10 a.m. As she sat in the car she smelled smoke and eventually realized the nearby grass and brush had caught fire.
“It happened so quick, it lit up like a Christmas tree,” she said.
A helicopter and plane are circling in the skies above, but It seems that fire crews already have this thing under control. —AG