Oil Well Hill Fires Contained

A structure was destroyed yesterday in the Oil Fire. Cal Fire crews battled the fire that started on Oil Well Hill just north of Willits around 3:30 p.m. as multiple small fires. Highway 101 was briefly closed. Forward progrss was stopped within 3 hours. Firefighters were extinguishing hot spots last night. Water tenders from Hopland Fire and Ukiah Valley Fire Authority were used to supply water to the engines to fight the oil fire.

The latest on the SawMill fire, east of Cloverdale, is 1,609 acres burned and 90-percent contained.