Good News! Hwy 101 Reopens Between Ukiah and Willits
At approximately 10:45 p.m., Hwy 101 reopened after the Redwood Fire Complex kept it closed for almost a full day. This was the first hopeful sign in a day darkened by the smoke of burning structures.
The Redwood Complex has burned about 19,000 acres and is 0% contained, according to Cal Fire. Flames burned through guardrail and swept across asphalt and even K-rail today closing Hwy 101 about 3 a.m. Closing the major north-south route caused significant problems as semis carrying supplies as well as sedans carrying people were unable to move.
The Redwood Complex continues to burn without containment but, now that Hwy 101 has reopened, it once again offers a quicker way between Bay Area and points north than any other route.
More Information on Major Fire Incident Stories From Oct 9:
- Hwy 20 Closed Due to Fire
- Major Fire in Mendocino Joins Others Whipping Across Northern California; 101 Closing
- Major Fires Breaking Out in Northern California: Structures and Vehicles Burning, Evacuations Ongoing, Victims Injured, Roads Closed
- 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