The Mendocino Complex Rolls Through New Land (Maps, Photos)
According to Cal Fire, “The River Fire had limited movement overnight, a burnout operation conducted on the Northern portion of the fire in the late afternoon improved containment. Today we will look at burning out and
tying in containment lines”
They warn though that the Ranch Fire continues is pushing hard in both the north and south eastern directions. Multiple small towns and rural neighborhoods are its path. “The terrain on the Northern quarter of the
Ranch Fire make it challenging to access the fire front directly,” they state. “Many crews will be on the ground in the communities threatened by the fire, providing structure protection.”
Scenes from the Complex by Mark McKenna:
State Route 175 remains open as the River Fire burns to the north. State Routes 20 and 29 are still closed with no estimated time of reopening. According to Cal Trans,
SR 20- Reopened from Potter Valley Road SR 29; remains closed from SR 29 to SR 53.
SR 29- Has Reopened.
Many smaller roads are closed, too. Check Cal Fire for the latest but be aware that conditions are changing fast on the frontlines.
- Fire Progression Maps up till August 3. [NOTE: These do not have the last days of the fires’ perimeters. We’ll update these later today.]
- Mendocino Complex Operations 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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