58 Structures Now Threatened as Lodge Fire Expands, Maps and Photos of the Area

Entrance to firefighters’ base camp just north of Laytonville. [Photo by Kim Sallaway. Follow him on Facebook here.] The Lodge Fire continues to burn through vegetation in the rugged forests and steep mountains of northern Mendocino. As of this morning, the blaze has claimed 8500 acres and is only 30% contained [UPDATED: 8700 acres and is 35 % contained.] 58 structures are now listed

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[Updated–8500 Acres] ‘Extreme Fire Behavior’ to South and East of Lodge Fire

National Guard helicopter dipping water from a drought stricken Eel River. [Photo by Kim Sallaway. Follow his Facebook page for more fire photos.] UPDATE 8 a.m. Sunday: The Lodge Fire in Mendocino is now at 8500 acres and is still only 30% contained.  According to Cal Fire, the Lodge Lightning Complex in northern Mendocino consumed another 400 acres today. It

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[UPDATED] 8 Firefighters Injured, Lodge Fire Synopsis, Photos

UPDATE 1:12 a.m.: Cal Fire Facebook page update: This evening, eight (8) firefighting personnel, three (3) local government firefighters and five (5) CAL FIRE/CDCR inmate firefighters, received burn injuries while fighting the Lodge fire in Mendocino County. All are in the process of being medivaced and transported to a regional burn center. Initial reports indicate their injuries are serious under

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New Evacuation ORDERS on The Lodge Fire: An Update With Photos, Meeting Times for Residents

Photos taken earlier today by Kim Sallaway. [Sallaway can be followed on Facebook. Click this link.] Cal Fire has issued two press releases. The most recent is an evacuation ORDER: An Evacuation Order has been issued for the area around the eastern boundary of the Lodge Fire in the following areas: Camp Seabow, Elder Place, Tan Oak Park, Bald Mountain Ranch, Mad

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Evacuation Warning Just Issued for Residents Near Lodge Fire

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KClNjf19E2w] Bomber drops retardant on the Lodge Fire this afternoon. [Video provided by reader.] Cal Fire has sent out an evacuation WARNING. Press Release below. An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the area around the eastern boundary of the Lodge Fire near Camp Seabow, Bowman Ranch Rd, Peterson and Grubb Creeks as well as residences in the areas of: 

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Lodge Fire Jumps Eel in Two Places

Smoke billows over the hills south of Leggett in northern Mendocino. [Photo by Elizabeth Turk] The eastern flank of the Lodge Fire burning near Leggett made a run to the south today. According to Cal Fire, the blaze jumped the Eel River in two separate places. The fire is now at 4800 acres and still only 25% contained.  Meanwhile, structures

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