Mendocino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
825 N. Humboldt Ave.
Willows, CA 95988
WILLOWS, Calif – Sept. 8, 2020 – The August Complex currently sits at 356,312 acres and 24 percent contained. The Hull, Doe, Tatham, and Glade fires have merged to form one large fire. There are 1,162 resources committed to the Complex.
Northeast winds are expected throughout the day with strong gusts up to 40 mph. A Red Flag Warning remains in effect through 8 am Wednesday. There is potential for increased fire activity and spread with heavy smoke production.
Fire activity increased Sunday due to high temperatures and gusty winds throughout the Complex. Fire crews are prepared for ongoing heightened fire activity over the next couple of days due to extreme forecast weather.
The Hopkins Fire (19,782 acres) has spread further into the Yolla Bolly – Middle Eel Wilderness. Fire activity is expected to continue to increase as the weather event progresses throughout the day.
With the improved visibility from cleared skies, air operations were able to safely conduct water drops on Monday. Several scoopers and helicopters dropped water on the Hopkins Fire. On the southwestern portion of the August Complex, eight air tankers and two helicopters dropped water in the Monkey Rock area throughout the day.
Evacuation orders are in effect for the following counties: Glenn County, portions of Mendocino and Lake Counties. Contact the respective sheriffs’ offices for more information.
Mendocino National Forest officials updated the area closure for the August Complex on Sept. 5, 2020. The Forest Order 08-20-12 and map are posted on the forest website: https://tinyurl.com/yykjydbf.
Daily updates can be found on the Mendocino National Forest Facebook page, located at: www.facebook.com/MendocinoNF.
The most up to date information on the August Complex can be found on InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6983/.