Mendocino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
825 N. Humboldt Ave.
Willows, CA 95988
CAL FIRE’s unified team and the U.S. Forest Service are engaged in a coordinated and collaborative response to take suppressive action on the August Complex, which has been reconfigured into four zones, to effectively provide a response for the communities at risk. Resources from across the state of California as well as Texas and Oregon have been assigned to assist on the August Complex-West Zone. The August Complex-West Zone has burned 140,522 acres, peaking at a span of 266 miles of fire line to date, and is 90% contained with approximately 1,500 firefighters battling the fire from the air and the ground.
Mop-up operations were successful today as firefighters continued to work mitigating any hazards, digging out any stump holes that might pose a heat source or threat, removing dead trees that are actively burning and strengthening containment lines. Smoldering islands and pockets of interior heat will continue to burn off until large fuels are consumed. Smoke may be visible throughout areas of the burn scar. Incident commanders remain diligent in evaluating opportunities to reduce evacuation orders and allow residents of the communities to return home.