Mendocino Complex Becomes California's Largest Fire in Recorded History

Aug 3, 2018

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. The Ranch Fire continues to grow in the north and south eastern directions, threatening communities in the fires path. The terrain on the Northern quarter of the Ranch Fire make it challenging to access the fire front directly. Many crews will be on the ground in the communities threatened by the fire, providing structure protection. As there is increased containment and success on the River Fire, resources are being mobilized to help with the Ranch Fire.

 At  273,664 acres the Mendocino Complex s the 4th largest fire in California history since record keeping began. Structures Threatened: 9,300 Structures Destroyed: 75 residences / 68 other Structures Damaged: 12 residences / 14 other Mandatory Evacuations still include:Mendocino County: • SR CA-20 area from one mile south of SR CA- 20, east of Potter Valley Road, south of the fire perimeter, and west of Mendocino-Lake County Line. • Cow Mountain Area of Mendocino County (South of SR-20, west of the Mendocino/Lake County line, east of the intersection of North Cow Mountain Road and the Cow Mountain Access Road, and north of the current fire perimeter of the River Fire) Lake County: Road Closures:East of the Lake-Mendocino County Line, south of the Lake-Mendocino-Glenn County Line, West of the Lake-Colusa County Line, north of SR 20. East of the Lake-Mendocino County Line, south of SR 20, east of Hill Road, North of Riggs Rd Mendocino County • Eastbound Mill Creek Road ½ Mile East of Old River Road • Eel River Road at County Road M6 (20N01) Lake County • Blue Lakes Road at SR-20 • Mid Lake at SR-20 • Irvine at SR-20 • Scotts Valley at SR-20 (Southend of Blue Lakes Road) • Saratoga Springs at SR-20 • Witter Springs at SR-20 • Batchelor Valley at SR-20 • Eastbound SR-20 at SR-29 • Mockingbird at SR-29 Evacuation Center:Mendocino College, Dance Room at 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah • Lower Lake High School, 9430 Lake Street, Lower Lake • Twin Pine Casino, 22223 CA-29, Middletown • Middletown Middle School, 15846 Wardlaw St. Middletown, CA 95461 • Mountain Vista Middle School, 5081 Konocti Rd. Kelseyville, CA 95451 • Colusa County Veterans Hall,108 E. Main Street Colusa, CA Animal Evac. Center(s): Redwood Riders Arena, 8300 East Road, Redwood Valley is accepting horses. Animal Care, 298 Plant Road, Ukiah is accepting small animals.