[UPDATE: 12:33 p.m.: New Evacuations in Mendocino County] Mendocino Complex Grows to 290,000 Acres Making It the Largest Fire in Modern California History [Maps]
According to the Northern California Geographic Coordination Center, “Seventy-four residences, 68 minor structures, and one multiple residence have been destroyed. Damage assessment is continuing. Approximately 13,000 civilians are under evacuation orders and 8,000 civilians are under evacuation advisory.”
For more information on evacuations, road closures, and general updates, click here.
The Ranch Fire continues to grow. Over the last day, it pushed mostly north and east with one section near Glenhaven to the south of the fire also growing. Firefighters will be struggling to keep flames west of the Leesville Lodoga Road/ Bear Valley Road today. The town of Williams is about 15 miles east of the Ranch Fire.
Containment on the River Fire grew to 78%. Firefighters are pushing this one to a close. Cal Fire will be working on “tieing in the remaining containment lines to Scotts Valley Road.”
The Weather:The National Weather Service in Sacramento posted this video that shows the predicted smoke patterns for today.
Hwy 20 is still closed and, with the Ranch Fire creeping closer in the Glenhaven area, Caltrans is still saying no estimated time of reopening.
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: [NOTE: These only show until August 5 and 11:15 p.m.]
- 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.
UPDATE 9:23 a.m.: MENDOCINO COMPLEX FIRE REPOPULATION information:
WHEN: AUGUST 7, 2018 at 9:00 A.M.
WHERE: The following areas have been reduced to an Evacuation Advisory and may return to their
South of the Mendocino National Forest Boundary, west of SR 29, north of the Hendricks
Road/Scotts Valley Road intersection, and east of the Lake-Mendocino County Line. This
includes Blue Lakes, Bachelor Valley, Witter Springs, Saratoga Springs, and Scotts Valley
UPDATE: 12:33 p.m.: New evacuations in Mendocino County, according to the Sheriff’s Office:
Mandatory Evacuation Order south of Eel River, west of the Mendodcino/Lake county line, east of 10500 blk of Mid Mountain Road and north of Pine Ave.
UPDATE 2:33 p.m.: New information according to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office.
AUGUST 7, 2018 at 2:00 P.M.
WHERE: All Areas of Mendocino County (Mandatory Evacuation Orders and Warnings) affected by
the Ranch and River Fires have been lifted in the following areas and may return home:
South of Pine Avenue in Potter Valley, west of the Mendocino/Lake County Line.
1. Mendocino County north of Pine Road, south of the Eel River, West of the Mendocino/Lake
County Line and east of 10500 block of Mid Mountain Road remains under a Mandatory
2. Mendocino County north of Mid Mountain Road, south of the Eel River, west of the 10500
Block of Mid Mountain Road, and east of East Potters Valley/Eel River Roads remains in a
3. The Bureau of Land Management closure of the Cow Mountain Recreation Area remains in
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