New information on the River/Ranch Fires from Mendocino County Sheriff's office Emergency Services Coordinator, Richard Ehlert:
On July 27, 2018 around 1:30 pm, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s office was contacted to assist fire suppression teams in the area of Highway 20 near the 7000 block. This fire is currently referred to as “The Ranch Fire” (#RanchFire).
At about 1:48pm, Sheriff’s units were also contacted to assist with the report of a fire in the 6800 block of Old River Road near Hopland Ca. This fire is currently referred to as the “River Fire” (#RiverFire).