Ukiah dodges a fiery bullet, Calpella does not

  • Source: KTVU-TV FOX 2 Oakland
  • Published: 09/13/2021 09:52 PM

VIDEO: Firefighters are keeping an extremely cautious eye on the Hopkins Fire, which sprang to life Sunday in the tiny town of Calpella, just north of Ukiah. Since the Hopkins Fire broke out Sunday, the fight has gone from straight up fire fight with ground crews, aircraft and bulldozers, to an effort to extinguish all hot spots. "They were able to stop forward progress at about 10:30 last night which I think is amazing. It was a lot of good hard work. So we had approximately 262 fire service personnel on the ground in responding to this incident in addition to aircraft." said Cal Fire Information Officer Tricia Austin. Nonetheless, the fire quickly consumed 257 acres and is officially 20% contained because of possible approaching winds. "It started off small, like every fire. But, this, it's just crazy. There's no words for it," said Calpella Fire Department Captain Ruben Rojas.


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