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August Complex

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contacts

North Zone August Complex
Phone: 530-628-0039
Hours: Daily 8am to 8pm

South Zone August Complex
Phone: 530-640-1168
Hours: Daily 8am to 5pm

August Complex Update 09/03/20

August Complex Wildfire
News – 9/3/2020

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WILLOWS, Calif – Sept. 3, 2020 – The August Complex currently sits at 287,106 acres and 23 percent containment. There are 733 resources committed to the Complex including: 15 crews, one camp crew, seven helicopters, 47 engines, 18 dozers, 26 water tenders, and three masticators.

More resources are moving up to the Hopkins Fire (9,402 acres; 0 percent contained) to slow the spread of fire growth on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and to protect structures and cultural resources in the area.

The Doe fire grew slowly towards natural drainages on the north end of the fire. In the Crane Mills area, an additional crew conducted burn out operations between Mitchell Place and Russell Cabin. Firefighters will continue to improve containment lines as southwest winds begin today.

On the northwest end of the Doe fire, an additional crew is providing support between Buck Rock and Howard Lake where the fire crossed primary containment lines. Government Flat to Anthony Peak is another area of focus today for continued structure protection. On the western perimeter of the fire, southwest winds are expected to push the fire away from the homes and cabins between Plaskett Ridge and FH7.

On the southwest perimeter of the Doe fire where the Hull fire began, additional crews will continue to reinforce containment lines from Bald Mountain south to Monkey Rock where a spot fire occurred Wednesday off the M1 road. Firefighters continue to monitor the southern and eastern perimeters of the fire, where containment lines stretch from Lake Pillsbury to Elk Creek, all the way up to Salt Creek Conservation Camp.

Smoke will result in poor air quality this afternoon as smoke settles into drainages.

Mendocino National Forest officials updated the area closure for the August Complex on Saturday, August 29, 2020. The Forest Order 08-20-11 and map are posted on the forest website:  

Daily updates and the virtual community meeting can be found on the Mendocino National Forest Facebook page, located at:

The most up to date information on the August Complex can be found on InciWeb: