More Firefighters Injured and Containment Drops as the Monstrous Mendocino Complex Chews Through Nearly Half of Lake County
Containment has dropped on the Mendocino Complex as the Ranch Fire continues to run to the east. It grew a little over 5000 acres in the last 24 hours for a total of 404,532 acres with 74% containment compared to yesterday’s 79%.
The Los Angeles Fire Department announced, “On Sunday, August 19, five members of Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Strike Team 1880C were injured during operations at the Mendocino Complex Fire. All five suffered minor injuries and were treated and released from area hospitals.”
For more information on evacuations and road closures, click here or see the evacuation map below.
Overnight, the Ranch Fire continued to burn through portions of grass, timber and brush in the steep terrain in northern portions of
the fire area. Fire activity is expected to increase in the later part of the afternoon as smoke clears. Additionally, fire activity is
expected to decrease in the later evenings due to increased humidity and lower temperatures. Over 9 miles of firing occurred last night on the northern portion of the Ranch Fire. Firing operations will continue as weather conditions permit.
No growth is expected now in the southern half of the fire.
The River Fire is now completely contained. Total acreage on the fire is 48,920.
The weather is still predicted to be hot but cooler than yesterday with highs in the low nineties. Temperatures are expected to cool slightly throughout the week. Increased humidity overnight is also expected to help firefighters.
All major roads are open throughout the Mendocino Complex. However, many smaller roads are closed 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.
KMZ Map–Zoom for detail or for 3D imagery, click on the map and download a file that connects with your Google Earth program.
Evacuation Map: to see details either zoom or click on the map and download a pdf.
- 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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