(VIDEO) Grass Fire Possibly Sparked By Boat-Towing Vehicle Burning on Highway 101 Near Myers Flat

Photos and video of the fire provided by Outpost reader Erica Schuster.


UPDATE, 2:58 p.m.:

Calfire is on scene and reports that the blaze is half and acre to three quarters of an acre in size. The second southbound lane of Highway 101 will reportedly be closed for 3 to 4 hours in the area.

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A grass fire is currently spreading along Highway 101 on the north end of of Myers Flat.

According to the CHP incident report, a vehicle towing a boat lost a tire in the area, which possibly sparked the fire.

A video of the scene sent to us by a reader shows flames crawling up the hillside along the highway.

We will update as more information comes in.

Fire trucks en route to the fire passing the Phillipsville exit.


2:21 p.m.
[8] [Appended, 14:25:05] [2] GRASS FIRE
2:21 p.m.
[1] VEH TOWING BOAT , LOST THE TIRE AND SPARKS POSS STARTED FIRE ON THE HILL SIDE
2:21 p.m.
[12] [Appended, 14:25:05] [6] PER RP TRLR LOST WHEEL AND STARTED A GRASS FIRE
2:21 p.m.
[11] [Appended, 14:25:05] [5] PER RP NEG VEH
2:21 p.m.
[9] [Appended, 14:25:05] [3] NEG VEH
2:22 p.m.
[4] 1039 CF
2:22 p.m.
[13] [Appended, 14:25:05] [7] FIRE ON EDGE OF RDWY
2:23 p.m.
[16] [Appended, 14:25:05] [10] [Appended, 14:23:51] [2] PER RP CONTRACTOR IS ATTEMPTING TO PUT FIRE OUT WITH WATER ON TRUCK
2:25 p.m.
[26] 1039 CF WITH MM
2:54 p.m.
[31] B105-011 SPOKE WITH CF IC 1/2 TO 3/4 ACRES #2 SB LN WILL BE BLOCKED FOR APPROX 3-4 HOURS
2:57 p.m.
[32] 1039 105-S2
3:01 p.m.
[34] 1039 CT
3:29 p.m.
[35] 105-10 REQ ADDIT CT TRUCK #2 SB JNO //CONE PATTERN STARTED /CT CAN EXTEND IF NEEDED
3:29 p.m.
[36] 1039 CT

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