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

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Phone: 530-934-1137
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Mendocino Complex Evening Update 8.27.18

Mendocino Complex Wildfire
News – 8/27/2018

Mendocino Complex Evening Update

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: 410,182 acres
Containment: 90%

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%

CAL FIRE Unit: Mendocino Unit, Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit
Unified Command Agencies: CAL FIRE, U.S. Forest Service
Total Acreage: 459,102 acres
Total Containment: 90%
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


Firefighters continue to make good progress on the Ranch Fire. Increased acreage is due to completed firing operations in the northeastern areas. Firing operations are expected to continue on interior portions of the burned area focusing on reinforcing containment lines and mop up throughout the north and northeastern portions of the fire area. Firefighters continue with fire suppression repair efforts in the northwestern portions of the 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.

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.


Evacuation Advisory/Warning

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

The Mendocino National Forest remains closed to all but forest residents with permits and proof of residency.


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: County Road 308 at the Mendocino National 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

Engines: 120
Water Tenders: 62
Helicopters: 14
Hand crews: 71
Dozers: 28
Other: 5
Total Personnel: 2,440

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, Lake County Sheriff's Office, Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, Colusa County Sheriff's Office, Glenn County Sheriff's Office, California Highway Patrol, Lake Pillsbury FPD, Australia and New Zealand Fire, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of Defense, US Fish and Wildlife, National Park Service, Hopland Fire, Lakeport Fire, PG&E, AT&T, California Conservation Corps, North Shore Fire, American Red Cross, Kelseyville Fire, California State Parks, Cal Water, Lake County Farm Bureau, Nevada Division of Forestry, Nevada Department of Corrections, and additional agencies from throughout California and other States.

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