Firefighters and Law Enforcement Keep Watchful Eyes on the Mendocino Complex
According to the Northern California Geographic Coordination Center yesterday evening, “Damage assessments have found 118 residences, 110 minor structures, and 1 multiple residence destroyed. Damage assessment is continuing. Approximately 2,000 civilians are under evacuation orders and 14,000 civilians are under evacuation advisory.
For more information on evacuations and road closures, click here.
The Plan:The Ranch Fire pushed slightly to the northwest yesterday, gaining a few thousand acres. Cal Fire states,
Today fire crews will continue bringing the fire line into the Mendocino National Forest, working to suppress the fire underneath Lake Pillsbury. Contingency lines will be built ahead of the fire. The northeast side of the fire will be scouted for opportunities to bring containment lines across the Snow Mountain Wilderness. A full air attack strategy will be utilized when visibility from smoky conditions permit.
No growth is expected today on the River Fire. Containment is now almost complete.
The Weather:With a Red Flag warning still in place through tomorrow, 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.
- Mendocino Complex Operations Map –to see details either zoom or click on the map and download a pdf.
KMZ Map–Zoom for detail or for 3D imagery, click on the map and download a file that connects with your Google Earth program.
Redwoods Rural Health Center in Redway is a Pay It Forward donation center. Call and ask first what they are accepting.
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