Mendocino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
825 N. Humboldt Ave.
Willows, CA 95988
WILLOWS, Calif., Feb. 26, 2020 —Fire crews have increased containment to 40 percent on the Baseball Fire on the Covelo Ranger District of the Mendocino National Forest. The wildfire is estimated at 68 acres and is located approximately 15 miles southeast of Covelo near Atchison campground. It has been determined that the fire started from previous pile burning on the Baseball prescribed fire project.
The fire is burning in grass, brush and timber. There are no immediate threats to property or structures.
About 75 personnel are working on the incident and resources include crews, engines, a water tender and a helicopter. Wednesday’s forecast shows the warm, dry weather continuing with a light wind around 5 mph and temperatures in the high-60s.