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Fire erupted on Thursday afternoon east of Route 128 behind Elke Vineyards in Anderson Valley between Boonville and Philo, prompting a swift response from Anderson Valley firefighters and CalFire aircraft that largely suppressed the fire by early evening, authorities said.

The fire was reported around 3:30 p.m., and by 5 p.m. had burned 20-25 acres, CalFire said. By 7 p.m., CalFire firefighting helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft had been called off, and firefighters were seen mopping up after the blaze.

Sheriff Tom Alllman took a moment this morning to call into KZYX and let the public know that the suspect in the Monday night shooting that closed hwy 101 between Ukiah and Wilits for several hours has been caught and place in custody.

Sheriff Allman was still putting together all the details for a report and will make announcement later in the day but for right now he wanted the public to know that the suspect is in custody and that the roads are all open and he thanked the public for thier understanding during this event.

The KZYX news team will have more this afternoon.

Rail Trail Mural Complete

Jul 2, 2018

June 2, 2018 -- There is a new mural in Ukiah, tucked in between some graceful trees on the Rail Trail at Perkins. The design is an abstract, in black, white, and red, inspired by a Pomo basket.

Artist Solange Roberdeau talks about why she chose the colors she did, what she loves about abstracts, and the connection between visual art and poetry.

High School Students Building In The Burn Zone

Jul 2, 2018

July 2, 2018 -- High school students from six schools in Mendocino and Lake Counties were breaking ground on a new home in Redwood Valley last week. They were part of a new program called Mendocino County Construction Corps, where they spent the semester learning basic construction skills in a variety of trades. Right after the school year was out, they embarked on a two-week 'boot camp,' building structures for fire survivors.

The Mercury News

California fire season is on in a big way. The Pawnee Fire in Lake County surged from 450 acres Saturday night to 11,500 acres Tuesday morning, forcing the evacuation of the Spring Valley area, a community of about 3,000 residents northeast of Clearlake off, Highway 20.