Massive Mendocino Complex Slows But Red Flag Warning Weather Begins This Afternoon [Maps]
But for now, firefighters are managing to tighten the noose around the massive inferno.
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Backburning on the Mendocino Complex August 8. [Video from InciWeb]
The Ranch Fire grew relatively slowly to the but only to the north yesterday which is where the fire is expected to grow again today. Again, to the east, thick smoke will keep temperatures lower early in the day but by evening expect an increase in fire activity. To the Southeast, near the Clear Lake communities, expect the fire to be quiet until mid-afternoon when the winds shift. Then firefighters will be watching for slop overs.
For another day in a row, firefighters kept the River Fire from growing. Containment is now at 84%. Unless the dangerous weather conditions over the next few days are able to feed the fire, crews will continue to increase containment.
The National Weather Service predicts that it will be hot, dry, and breezy. Expect smokey conditions on the fire area but those will reduce later today as the winds pick up and fire danger increases.
Yesterday, Hwy 20 reopened. That was the last major road to be closed due to the Mendocino Complex. However, many smaller roads are closed, though so check Cal Fire for the latest.
- Mendocino Complex Operations Map –to see details either zoom or click on the map and download a pdf.
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