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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
Hours: M-F 8-5 pm

Mendocino Complex Evening Update 8.24.18

Mendocino Complex Wildfire
News – 8/24/2018

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: 375,499 acres
Containment: 67%

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: 424,419 acres
Total Containment: 76%
Expected Full Containment: 09/01/18
Civilian Injuries/Fatalities: None
Firefighter Fatalities: 1
Firefighter Injuries: 3
Structures Threatened: 1,050
Structures Destroyed: 157 residences/123 other
Structures Damaged: 13 residences / 25 other

CURRENT SITUATION SUMMARY

Firefighters are making good progress on the northwestern portion of the Ranch Fire. Crews continue to build and reinforce containment lines and mop up. Firing operations will continue in northeastern areas of the fire throughout the evening as weather conditions permit. The fire growth has been moving north/northeast for the past several days, and will continue to do so at a lower rate of spread due to more favorable weather conditions. 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.

FOREST SERVICE CLOSURE ORDERS: The purpose of the closure order is to provide safety to the public and for the firefighters who are engaged in fire suppression and rehabilitation efforts within the Ranch Fire Closure Area.
Ranch Fire Closure Order Number: 08-18-14

CURRENT SITUATION

Mandatory Evacuations

Lake County: Includes all areas east of the Mendocino-Lake County Line, south of the Lake-Glenn County Line, west of the Lake-Glenn County Line, and north of the County Road 301 and Forest Rd. M10.

Colusa County: Includes all 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 and Forest Road M10.

Glenn County: Includes all areas north of the Glenn-Colusa County line, east of the Lake-Glenn County line, south of County Road 308 and Forest Route 24N02, and west of County Road 306.

Evacuation Advisory/Warning

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

Lake County: Includes all areas south of County Road 301C and Forest Road M10; east of the Mendocino National Forest western boundary; west of the Lake County line and north of the Mendocino National Forest most southern boundary.

The Mendocino National Forest remains under closure. Only residents may access their properties with a permit and proof of residency.

Colusa County: Includes all areas east of the Mendocino National Forest boundary and west of the East Park Reservoir between the Glenn County line and Lodoga. Includes all 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.


ROAD CLOSURES

Mendocino County: County Road 301 from the Mendocino National Forest Boundary remains closed.

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

Glenn County: Westbound County Road 308 and Southbound County Road 306 at the 308/306 junction
Lodoga-Stonyford Road north at the Glenn-Colusa county line
All roadways west of County Road 306, south of County Road 308, and north of the Glenn-Colusa county line

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: 196
Water Tenders: 7
Helicopters: 22
Hand crews: 83
Dozers: 68
Other: 8
Total Personnel: 3,114

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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