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Eel Fire

Unit Information

Mendocino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
825 N. Humboldt Ave.
Willows, CA 95988

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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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday July 31st, 2018 approx. 01:00 PM
Location10 miles east of Covelo
Incident CommanderDale Shippelhoute T3 IC
Coordinates39.832 latitude, -123.048 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel91
Size972 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained85%
Fuels Involved

Brush, grass

Significant Events

Firefighters continue to mop up and patrol the containment line.


Planned Actions

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A warming trend is forecast this week with no precipitation in sight.

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