Mendocino Complex Information — September 11, 2018
WILLOWS, Calif. — Firefighters on the Ranch Fire are working to contain the last section of the fire,
patrolling firelines and doing suppression repair. Crews have repaired 70 percent of the 672 miles of fireline that required suppression. Fire suppression repair work continues by cutting hazard trees to ensure firefighters are working in safe areas, reducing dirt berms, spreading cut vegetation and building water bars to minimize soil erosion. Additional suppression repair needs are being discovered as crews continue to work around the perimeter of the fire.
Ukiah Fire Camp Move: Both fire camps (Ukiah, and Stonyford), have been condensed into one Incident Command Post (ICP) at Stonyford, where the bulk of the suppression repair work remains. Crews on the west side of the fire are monitoring and patrolling that area.
Fire Closure Area: The Ranch Fire area is closed as described in Forest Order 08-18-15. The purpose of the closure is to provide for public safety, and for the firefighters who are engaged in repair efforts within the Ranch Fire closure area. The closure area applies to all public use, including hunting, the use of firearms and off-highway vehicles. The northern half of the forest is open for outdoor activities. Forest visitors can contact the ranger station nearest their destination for current information.
The Mendocino Complex: The Mendocino Complex is being managed by Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team 3. The Ranch Fire is 98 percent contained and the River Fire is 100 percent contained.