Black Fire Destroys Cal Fire Apparatus

A fire that started Saturday in Mendocino County on Black Bart Trail burned 417 acres, destroyed seven structures and forced evacuations for the residents in Redwood Valley. It also claimed two fire trucks and a Cal Fire pickup truck.

The Black Fire stared Saturday afternoon at 3:48 p.m. As of Monday 8:20 a.m. the fire is 50 percent contained according to Cal Fire’s website.

Firefighters worked in extreme conditions with erratic winds. The Black Fire has called in a total of 458 personnel to combat its growth.

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