Mendocino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
825 N. Humboldt Ave.
Willows, CA 95988
WILLOWS, Calif., March 2, 2020 — Personnel on the Baseball Fire made good progress over the weekend and raised the containment on the incident to 90 percent. The fire remained at 211 acres. The Baseball Fire is located about 15 miles southeast of Covelo in Mendocino and Glenn counties.
There are about 35 personnel assigned to the incident including engines and crews from the Mendocino and the Six Rivers national forests. Crews will continue to mop-up and patrol the fire until the fire is considered out. After a windy weekend, decreasing wind and temperatures in the 50s are expected early in the week.
It has been determined that the Baseball Fire started from previous pile burning on the Baseball prescribed fire project on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The fire has burned 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.