Logging equipment destroyed in fire

WEITCHPEC- A piece of logging equipment is destroyed by fire near Weitchpec.

Just after 2:30 Monday afternoon, Cal Fire responded with an air tanker, helicopter, and two engines to Williams Ridge. The logging company also provided a water tender.

Forward progress of the fire was stopped and a quarter of an acre burned. Despite their efforts, the logging yarder was destroyed and the cause is under investigation. Crews remained on scene for several hours.