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Forest Service responding to wildland fire in Mendocino National Forest

Photo of the smoke from the Open Fire taken from Willows (Mendocino National Forest)

Update, 6/2 at 3 p.m.:

According to officials, the fire has burned 100 acres and is 50 percent contained.

Original Article:

The Mendocino National Forest Service is responding to a wildland fire burning west of Willows.

According to officials, the fire has grown to 60 acres and is zero percent contained as of 6 p.m. Friday.

The fire, named Open Fire, is located about 25 miles west of Willows on the Grindstone district of Mendocino National Forest.

The fuel for the fire is grass, oak and mixed timber.

The fire was first reported at 2 p.m. on Friday.

No structures are immediately threatened.

There are 100 federal and state resources assigned to the incident including three engines, three water tenders, four crews, two helicopters and two single engine airtankers or SEATs.

Cal Fire and hot shots with the Shasta-Trinity National Forest have responded to help battle the blaze.


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