Mendocino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
825 N. Humboldt Ave.
Willows, CA 95988
Mendocino Complex Fire Information
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Ranch Fire causes additional area closure
WILLOWS, Calif. — Forest officials have issued a new order closing a large area of the Mendocino National Forest, including the entire Upper Lake Ranger District and part of the Grindstone Ranger District, due to activity from the Ranch Fire. The purpose of the closure is to provide safety for the public and for the firefighters.
Forest Supervisor Ann Carlson reminds the public, “The closure of the fire area is necessary to help ensure that no one is injured within or near the fire area. We still have a lot of work to do on the Ranch Fire and we need your cooperation to keep the area clear so that our firefighters can perform their job safely.”
The boundary of the Ranch Fire Closure Area begins at the intersection of County Road No. 301 and the Mendocino National Forest Boundary (Forest Boundary), then continues west and north along the Forest Boundary to where it intersects the Covelo Ranger District boundary on Long Doe Ridge, then continues east along south side of the Covelo Ranger District boundary to its intersection with Forest Road No. M1, then continues south along the west side of Forest Road No. M1 to its intersection with Forest Road No. M61, then continues east along the south side of Forest Road No. M61 to its intersection with Forest Road No. M6, then continues east along the south side of Forest Road No. M6 to its intersection with Forest Road No. M3, then continues south along the west side of Forest Road No. M3 to its intersection with Glenn County Road No.
308, then east along the south side of Glenn County Road No. 308 to its intersection with the Forest Boundary, then south, west, and north along the entirety of the remaining Forest Boundary back to its starting point, as shown in Exhibits A and B.
The area is closed due to fire suppression and rehabilitation activities that create a hazard to the public, including the use of heavy equipment, the falling of hazard trees weakened by the fire and the construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance of fuels breaks. The closure will remain in place until hazards to the public are diminished. Forest Order No. 08-18-14 supersedes Order No. 08-18- 13 dated Aug. 3, 2018. The order and exhibits are posted here: https://tinyurl.com/ybtd8y2b.
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