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

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Phone: 530-934-1137
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Mendocino Complex Evening Update 8.19.18

Mendocino Complex Wildfire
News – 8/19/2018

Mendocino Complex Evening Update

RANCH FIRE STATUS
Incident Start Date: 07/27/18
Incident Start Time: 12:03 PM
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Cause: Under Investigation
Incident Location: SR CA-20 at MP 39, Old Lake County SR, Blue Lake, 8 mi NE of Ukiah
Acreage: 341,047 acres
Containment: 76%

RIVER FIRE STATUS
Incident Start Date: 07/27/18
Incident Start Time: 1:01 PM
Incident Type: Wildland Fire
Incident Cause: Under Investigation
Incident Location: Old River Road, 6 miles north of Hopland
Acreage: 48,920 acres
Containment: 100%

MENDOCINO COMPLEX TOTALS
CAL FIRE Unit: Mendocino Unit, Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit
Unified Command Agencies: CAL FIRE, U.S. Forest Service
Total Acreage: 389,967 acres
Total Containment: 79%
Expected Full Containment: 09/01/18
Civilian Injuries/Fatalities: None
Firefighter Fatalities: 1
Firefighter Injuries: 2
Structures Threatened: 1,050
Structures Destroyed: 157 residences/120 other
Structures Damaged: 13 residences / 24 other

CURRENT SITUATION SUMMARY

Today the Ranch Fire burned actively in the northeast portion. The fire growth has been moving north/northeast for the past several days. The northwest portion of the fire had backing activity but was holding to the road system. Firing operations are planned for this evening as weather permits. Warming and drying trend continues with near single digit relative humidity, along with very poor recoveries. Line construction and mop up continue with hand crews and dozers. Helicopters continue to be a vital tool in this firefighting effort. Two helibases and two mobile retardant plants are located on the fire lines of the Ranch Fire. The southern portion of the fire remains in patrol status as crews continue with suppression repair and mop up.

The River Fire had no movement. Suppression repair along with patrol will continue on the River Fire.

CURRENT SITUATION

Mandatory Evacuations

Lake County: East of the Lake-Mendocino County Line, south of the Lake-Mendocino-Glenn County Line, west of the Lake-Colusa County Line, north of the fire perimeter and the Mendocino National Forest boundary.

Mendocino County: South and East of Eel River Road, west of the Mendocino-Lake county line. North of the 16000 block of Mid Mountain Road.

Colusa County: Areas south of the Colusa-Glenn County line, east of the Colusa-Lake County line, north of Goat Mountain Road extending to Sullivan Ridge and west of the Mendocino National Forest boundary including Fouts Springs Road (Forest Road M10).

Glenn County: Mendocino National Forest boundary west to the Lake County line, south to the Colusa County line and north to Forest Road 20N07 also known as County Road 308.

Evacuation Advisory/Warning

Mendocino County: North of Pine Ave, South of the 16000 block of Mid Mountain Road, west of the Mendocino National Forest boundary, and east of eastside Potter Valley/Eel River Roads.

The Bureau of Land Management closure of the Cow Mountain Recreation Area remains in effect.

Colusa County: All areas east of the Mendocino National Forest boundardy and west of the East Park Reservoir between the Glenn County line and Lodoga. Areas south of Goat Mountain Road extending to Sullivan Ridge east of the Colusa-Lake County line and west of the Mendocino National Forest boundary.

Glenn County: North of the Glenn County/Colusa County Line, west of County Road 306, south of County Road 308, east of the Mendocino National Forest Boundary.

ROAD CLOSURES

Mendocino County: Eastbound Eel River Road at County Road M6 (20N01)
16000 Mid Mountain Road closed to northbound traffic

Lake County: Northbound Elk Mountain at Middle Creek Campground
Northbound Bartlett Springs Road at the Mendocino National Forest boundary

Glenn County: Forest Road 20N07 Road at Forest boundary
Forest Road 18N38 Road at the Forest boundary
Black Diamond Road at the Forest boundary

Colusa County: Westbound Brim Road at the Mendocino National Forest Boundary
Westbound Fouts Springs Road at the Mendocino National Forest boundary
Westbound Goat Mountain Road at the Mendocino National Forest boundary


ANIMAL EVACUATION CENTERS
Redwood Riders Arena, 8300 East Road. Redwood Valley is accepting horses.
Animal Care, 298 Plant Road, Ukiah, is accepting small animals.

ASSIGNED RESOURCES
Engines: 184
Water Tenders: 81
Helicopters: 21
Hand crews: 80
Dozers: 62
Other: 8
Total Personnel: 3,495

Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the Western United States are flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow.

Cooperating Agencies: Potter Valley Fire, Redwood Valley Fire, Ukiah Fire, California Office of Emergency Services, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California SR Patrol, Lake County Sheriff's Office, Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, Colusa County Sheriff's Office, Glenn County Sheriff's Office, California Highway Patrol, Australia and New Zealand Fire, Bureau of Land Management, Hopland Fire, Lakeport Fire, PG&E, AT&T, California Conservation Corps, and additional agencies from throughout California and other States.

To learn more about wildfire preparedness visit: www.readyforwildfire.org

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