UPDATE: Escape Debris Fire Catches Redwood, Endangers Home (with video)

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Just before 2 p.m., a dispatcher sent multiple fire departments to an escaped debris fire in the 1100 block of Hunts Drive near McKinleyville.

According to the Incident Commander (IC) speaking over the scanner, the debris fire is burning around the foot of a 100-foot redwood tree. The IC reports that the fire is “working directly up the tree.” He said, “We have a direct exposure to the house.”

Later, he said the fire is all the way to the top of the tree and “throwing embers.”

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