New Evacuation Today, Willits Meeting, New Temp Cell Tower for Willits
Communication channels are still difficult for firefighters and residents however the Mendocino Sheriff’s Office tweeted this morning, “We’re anticipating AT&T having a temp tower in Willits today.”
Smoke levels are still in the Unhealthy to Very Unhealthy ranges, according to the Mendocino County Air Quality Advisory. They say, “[I]f possible, stay indoors and avoid exertion.”
Main roads are looking fairly good. Caltrans confirms that Hwy 101 is open through Santa Rosa. Hwy 20 is open also.
Below is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office with information on a meeting in Willits, etc. today:
Mendocino County will be holding a Willits Community Information meeting today at 2:00 p.m. at the Willits Library, 390 E. Commercial Street, Willits, CA 95490.
The Sheriff’s Office will be providing an update on evacuation areas, shelters, power outages and communication outages.
Sheriff Tom Allman said, “Due to the damaged communication lines, the amount of information being supplied to residents in the North has been very limited. Today, at 2 p.m., we will have representatives available to give updates to the residents.”
“Many cell and internet connections are down due to the Redwood Complex Fire. The County of Mendocino is continuing to assist first responders and residents in this difficult time. I would like to thank Calfire, the Sheriff’s Office, CHP, County staff and all first responders for their efforts,” said Mendocino County Supervisor Georgeanne Croskey.
Also, the next Redwood Complex Fire press conference will be held today, October 10, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. at the County Administration Center, 501 Low Gap Road, Ukiah. Sheriff Tom Allman and Cal Fire will provide updated information on the fire and evacuation areas.
The Sheriff’s Office is continuing to assist with mandatory evacuations and responding to assist residents who are unable to self-evacuate.
The Sheriff’s Office is also conducting theft prevention patrols and have arrested one person who was in the process of burglarizing an evacuated home.
In response to the destruction caused thus far as a result of the Redwood Fire, Mendocino County Board of Supervisors and Sheriff Thomas D. Allman has declared a State of Emergency in Mendocino County.
Further press releases are forthcoming as the Redwood Fire progresses.
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- Redwood Valley North of Ukiah on Fire: Evacuations, Multiple Structures Burned, Serious Injuries
- Potter Fire: 1500 Acres, 11 Structures Confirmed Destroyed
- TV and Phone Services Down on the West Coast
- Fire Hits Just Above the Belt: Overview of the Fires Burning From Mendocino to Sonoma
- One Dead, Multiple Structures Burned, Numerous Injuries, One Looter Arrested in Redwood Complex Fire
- Mendocino Sheriff Declares State of Emergency, Approximately 10,000 Acres Burned, 0% Containment, Approximately 80 Structures Gone
- Evacuation Information (Including Map) for the Redwood Complex in Mendocino
- Redwood Complex Fire: 19,000 Acres, 0% Contained
- Good News! Hwy 101 Reopens Between Ukiah and Willits
- Detailed Fire Maps of the Redwood Complex, the Sulpher Fire, the Central LNU Complex, and the Southern LNU Complex