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Ranch Fire BAER

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Mendocino National Forest
Phone: 530-934-1137
Hours: M-F 8 am - 4:30 pm

Highlighted Activity

08/31/2018 Ranch Fire phase 2 soil burn severity map released
Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) specialists from the U.S. Forest Service recently completed their data gathering and field work of the entire Ranch Fire burn area. Their focus was to create..
Announcement - 08/31/2018
Fire activity continues within Ranch Fire area near Crockett PeakImage options: [ Full Size ]

The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team has completed its field work and provided recommendations to lessen immediate hazards to public resources from effects of the Ranch Fire. The purpose of the BAER assessment is to analyze fire effects on soils and watersheds, determine the potential for negative effects, and consider possible treatment options. The threat to life and property is always the number one concern and is the first focus of the burned area assessment.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeBurned Area Emergency Response
Date of OriginFriday July 27th, 2018 approx. 12:00 PM
LocationTen miles northeast of Upper Lake
Coordinates39.235 latitude, -122.766 longitude

Current Situation

Size410,182 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained98%



The remaining two percent of uncontained fire is located in extremely steep, rocky terrain and is far too dangerous for firefighters to construct direct fireline. The section will likely remain that way until a season ending weather event occurs. A season ending weather event typically includes persistent precipitation across a two or three-day period, with no hot and dry weather conditions in the long-term weather forecast.