Mendocino Complex Claims the Life of One Firefighter and More Acres
Today, the Draper City Fire Department announced that the firefighter belonged to their department. A tweet from their account made the statement,
Our hearts are breaking as we announce the loss of one of Draper City’s firefighters in the Mendocino Fire last night. Words cannot explain how it feels to lose a true hero. We sent five of our team members to California to battle these terrible fires. They have worked long, hard hours to help save lives and property.
The fire continues to rage northward marking new territory as its own as firefighters battle to protect structures around Lake Pillsbury and Stonyford.
The Complex is now being fought in four counties and has now reached 354,410 acres and is estimated to be only 68% contained.
For more information on evacuations and road closures, click here or see the evacuation map below.
Fire crews will continue operations on both the east and west flanks of the fire, working to protect the communities of Lake Pillsbury and Stonyford. Fire crews are working in difficult conditions and terrain to bring the fire around threatened communites and back into the Mendocino National Forest. Firefighters are actively engaging in structure protection where the fire has already reached structures and communities.
No growth is expected now on the south end of the fire around the Clear Lake communities.
The River Fire is now completely contained. Total acreage on the fire is 48,920.
In the fire areas, expect smoke in the morning with the air clearing and smoke moving eastward in the afternoon. It will be hazy and hot for the next few days. Temperatures will be in the mid-nineties.
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.
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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