Mendocino Complex Information — September 12, 2018
WILLOWS, Calif. — Fire crews have completed suppression work on almost 500 miles of fireline on the Mendocino Complex. Fire suppression repair work consists of 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.
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. High-resolution map of the closure map: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/map/6073/0/88371
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. The anticipated containment date for the Ranch Fire is Sept. 16, 2018.
Weather: The forecast is for sunny skies, calm winds and high temperatures near 76. Wednesday night will be partly cloudy with a low around 53 and west wind from 5 to 8 mph.
For detailed Mendocino Complex information visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6073/
Please note: The next fire update will be Friday, Sept. 14