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Mendocino Complex

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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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Mendocino Complex Fire Information
Phone: 530-934-1137
Hours: M-F 8-5 pm

Mendocino Complex Information — September 4, 2018

Mendocino Complex Wildfire
News – 9/4/2018

Mendocino Complex Information — September 4, 2018 WILLOWS, Calif. — The Mendocino Complex is being managed by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service and Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team 3 (SCIIMT 3) under Incident Commander Mike Wakoski. SCIIMT3 assumed command of the incident Tuesday at 7 a.m. from California Incident Management Team 3, after fulfilling their 14-day assignment on the incident. The Mendocino Complex: Containment on the Ranch Fire rose to 98 percent contained. The last section of uncontained fireline is west of Stonyford near Bonnie View and Happy Camp. Firefighters continue to monitor interior burning and patrol fire lines in this area. Contractors with additional heavy equipment arrived Sunday and are positioned along firelines to continue suppression repair. The suppression repair crews are repairing firelines by removing dirt berms, spreading cut vegetation and building water bars to reduce soil erosion. Suppression repair is complete on the River Fire. Ranch Fire closure area: Forest Order 08-18-15 reduced the area previously closed to the public generally northeast and north of the Ranch Fire perimeter. The public can view the new forest order and attached maps available on the Mendocino National Forest website. All roads and areas described within the order remain closed to the public. Owners or lessees of private land in the closure area, to the extent necessary to access their land, are exempt from the forest order. Smoke: Smoke and haze will continue to fill the skies as several fires burn in Northern California. Although smoke from the Mendocino Complex (Ranch Fire) has decreased, it is mixing with that from other fires. Light winds will keep smoke in the area through today and likely into tomorrow. Communities such as Stonyford and Elk Creek should have continued heavy smoke impacts. Elsewhere in areas such as Laytonville, Potter Valley, Clear Lake communities and the Sacramento Valley, moderate smoke impacts are expected with the potential for spikes of heavier smoke midday. For detailed Mendocino Complex information visit:

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