Mendocino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
825 N. Humboldt Ave.
Willows, CA 95988
The Eel fire started Tuesday, July 31, approximately 10 miles east of Covelo. It is 972 acres and 85% contained. It has not grown in several days and no new growth is expected. Firefighters continue to patrol and mop up containment lines.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday July 31st, 2018 approx. 01:00 PM|
|Location||10 miles east of Covelo|
|Incident Commander||Dale Shippelhoute T3 IC|
|Coordinates||39.832 latitude, -123.048 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||85%|
Firefighters continue to mop up and patrol the containment line.
Continue to improve firelines and mop up.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Creeping with burning snags and snag fall issues
The evacuation advisory has been lifted for all roads and areas previously closed due to the Eel fire.
A warming trend is forecast this week with no precipitation in sight.