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Baseball Fire

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

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Baseball Fire update - 11 a.m.

Baseball Fire Wildfire
News – 2/27/2020

WILLOWS, Calif., Feb. 27, 2020 — The Baseball Fire on the Covelo Ranger District of the Mendocino National Forest remains at 68 acres and 40 percent contained. The fire is about 15 miles southeast of Covelo in Glenn and Mendocino counties.   

About 100 personnel are working to complete containment of the fire. Assisting on the incident are engines and crews from the Mendocino, Klamath and Six Rivers national forests and from Oregon.

It has been determined that the Baseball fire started from previous pile burning on the Baseball prescribed fire project. The fire is burning in grass, brush and timber in steep, rugged terrain. The fire is spreading at a low to moderate rate in a mosaic pattern, similar to the desired effects from a prescribed fire. There are no immediate threats to property or structures.

Thursday’s forecast shows warm, dry weather continuing with a light wind around 5 mph and temperatures in the mid-60s. 

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