[UPDATE 9:12 p.m.] Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Issues New Evacuation Orders for Their Residents

Mendocino County Evacuation Map 9.13 8 p.m

The Mendocino County Evacuation Map in a screengrab taken September 13 at 8 p.m. shows new evacuation areas. Red is an evacuation Order (must leave). Yellow is a warning (prepare to leave if ordered to do so).

The Mendocino County Sheriff issued new evacuation orders this evening at 8 p.m.

Press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department:

#AUGUSTCOMPLEXWESTZONE ADDITIONAL EVACUATION ORDERS AND EVACUATION WARNINGS FOR THE EDEN VALLEY AREA, BENNETT VALLEY, AND THE WEST FACE OF SAN
HEDRIN MOUNTAIN, MENDOCINO COUNTY
WHAT: Mendocino County, additional Evacuation Orders and Evacuation Warnings
WHEN: Effective Immediately
WHERE:
Areas of Mendocino County, Evacuation Order:
• ZONE- H- West of National Forest boundary, north of Thomas Creek and the Eel River, and east of Twin Bridges Creek, south of Bald Mountain
• ZONE- I- West of Elk Creek south of Deep Hole Creek, north of the National Forest Boundary
• ZONE- W- West of the Eel River, north of Deep Hole Creek, east of Eden Valley, including the entire valley floor, south of Eden Creek
Areas of Mendocino County, Evacuation Warning:
• South of the Middle Fork of the Eel River, west of Eden Creek, north of Salt Flat and east of Salt Creek, ZONE- AB
• East of Brushy Mountain, south of the fire road on Salt Flat, west of Eden Valley and north of Bald Mountain, ZONE- AC
• South and west of the Eel River, north of Foster Mountain Road, east of the ridge west of Willits Road, ZONE- AD
• North of Twin Bridges Creek, east of the Eel River, south of Brushy Creek and west of Brushy Mountain, ZONE- AE
ROAD CLOSURES:
• Private driveway near Williams Creek is closed to north bound traffic
• Bell Springs closed to north bound traffic at Lundblade Ranch Road
• Mina Road is closed to north bound traffic at the bridge over the North Fork of the Eel River
• Mendocino Pass Road closed to east bound traffic just east of the Williams Creek Bridge
• Hearst Willits Road at the bridge, closed to east bound traffic
NOTES: To support fire control operations and fire activity, the Mendocino County Sheriff in conjunction with the Unified Command Team for the August Complex -West Zone, has ordered an additional Evacuation Order and Evacuation Warning.
View the most current evacuation map at: https://tinyurl.com/MendoEvac
For more information about wildfire preparedness visit: www.readyforwildfire.org

UPDATE 9:12 p.m.: The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office tweeted, “These photos were taken earlier today 9/[1]3/2020, which shows the fire activity that triggered the expanded Evacuation are in the #AugustComplexWestZone.”

These photos were taken earlier today 9/23/2020, which shows the fire activity that triggered the expanded Evacuation are in the #AugustComplexWestZone

These photos were taken earlier today 9/[1]3/2020, which shows the fire activity that triggered the expanded Evacuation are in the #AugustComplexWestZone

These photos were taken earlier today 9/[1]3/2020, which shows the fire activity that triggered the expanded Evacuation are in the #AugustComplexWestZone

[Image from the MCSO]

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