PLANADA, CA – An MCNTV News viewer saw smoke this evening around 10:30 pm from highway 140 south east, between Planada and Le Grand . They went through Planada and saw the fire and said there was a car in front of them that pulled over but no one else was there. “We then stopped and were trying to figure out if anyone was in there and I took some pictures,” the viewer who asked to remain anonymous said. “Then something blew up and it got bigger. We went “woooooahhh!” And that is when the car in front of us put on their emergency lights. We didn’t know it was a Sheriff’s vehicle until then. The deputy got out and started yelling , “what are you doing there!”
The witness then said to the deputy, “we are seeing if you or anyone needs help.” and the deputy then told them, “We don’t need your help, get out of here. .'”
They then drove down the road and saw a lot of cars pulled over and a huge candlelight vigil.
MCNTV News sent a message to Cal Fire requesting information about the fire but have not received a response as of this writing.