Mendocino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
825 N. Humboldt Ave.
Willows, CA 95988
WILLOWS, Calif., Feb. 28, 2020 — Personnel have reached 50 percent containment on the Baseball Fire on the Covelo Ranger District of the Mendocino National Forest. The fire is approximately 140 acres, 15 miles southeast of Covelo in Glenn and Mendocino counties. The increase in acreage is the result of a firing operation on Thursday where crews burned the vegetation between the main fire and an established handline to contain the fire.
There are about 100 personnel on the incident including engines and crews from the Mendocino, Klamath and Six Rivers national forests and from Oregon. On Friday, personnel will continue to mop-up and patrol the fire.
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 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.
The forecast shows cloudy and cooler conditions over the weekend as an approaching system out of the Pacific Northwest reaches the area. Temperatures are expected to be in the 50s Friday and 40s on Saturday with winds 4 to 8 mph.