Crews are responding to a brush fire in Mendocino County that has prompted evacuations and road closures, according to county sheriff’s office.
The blaze, dubbed the Hopkins Fire, is burning in the town of Calpella, about 10 miles north of Ukiah, according to Mendocino County sheriff’s officials.
According to Cal Fire officials, the fire has burned at least 300 acres so far.
Authorities have issued mandatory evacuation orders for residents, who live near the blaze. Officials are urging the public to avoid the area.
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that Lake Mendocino Drive at the bridge is closed at this time.
Officials have opened a shelter for residents evacuated from the fire at the Mendocino County Office of Education, located at 2240 Old River Road in Ukiah.
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Source: NBC Bay Area