Mendocino Complex | California

INCIDENT SUMMARY – 2 large wildfires are burning in multiple county, destroying and damaging hundreds of structures, prompting massive evacuations and injuring two firefighters.  Here is the Sit Rep and summary of today’s fire activities.

Credit – Mendocino NF

UPDATE 1 – AUGUST 11 2018 – 1100 HOURS PDT

COMMAND – Unified Command with CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit / USFS Mendocino National Forest. Colusa County, Lake County and Mendocino County.

Credit: Mendocino NF


Started 7/27/2018 1203 PDT. Cause unk. SR CA-20 @ MP 39, Old Lake County SR, Blue Lake, 8 mi NE of Ukiah. 276,306 acres. 58% contained.

Mutual Global Partners on the fire. Credit: Mendocino NF


Started 7/27/2018 1301 PDT. Cause unk. Old River Road, 6 miles N of Hopland. 48,920 acres. 92% contained.

Credit: Mendocino NF


325,226 acres. 67% contained. 0 deaths. 2 FF injuries. 1525 structures threatened. 139 homes, 119 other destroyed. 13 homes, 24 others damaged.

Heat map. Courtesy: Inciweb

The northern portion of the Ranch Fire was very active overnight and continues to threaten areas north of the fire perimeter. There was success bringing the western edge of the fire back into the Mendocino National Forest.
Fire crews continue working on bringing bring the east edge of the fire back in to the Mendocino National Forest, but obstacles and access still prove to be challenging. Most of the fire attack resources are being moved to the northern region of the fire to help fight and suppress an active fire front that is pushing north.
Crews southern perimeter continue suppression repair and patrol. The River Fire continues to be patrolled with suppression repair crews on the ground.

Credit: Mendocino NF

Credit: Mendocino NF

293 engines. 92 water tenders. 20 helicopters. 65 crews. 80 bulldozers. 7 others. 3,521 personnel.

Credit : Mendocino NF

Potter Valley Fire, Redwood Valley Fire, Ukiah Fire, California Office of Emergency Services, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California SR Patrol, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, Colusa County Sheriff’s Office, Glenn County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Australia and New Zealand Fire, Bureau of Land Management, Hopland Fire, Lakeport Fire, PG&E, AT&T, California Conservation Corps, and additional agencies from throughout California and other States.

Credit: Mendocino NF

(c) 2018 Firestorms & Disasters #MendocinoComplex #CAwildfires2018

VEGETATION FIRE | Highway Fire |Update #9

Corona CA | Near Prado Basin+


CAL FIRE last update – 4/23/15 0730 PDT.

The fire is holding at 1049 acres and with a new containment status of 96%.  Cause was determined to be an unattended cooking fire.


Unified Command between CAL Fire and Riverside County Fire Department.


Due to the fire gaining an almost complete containment status at 96%, resources have been reduced to the following:

  • 85 personnel
  • 7 Engines
  • 4 Fire Crews

Incident Cooperators on scene are:

  • City of Corona Fire
  • American Red Cross
  • CAL FIRE/Riverside
  • CAL FIRE/San Bernardino
  • CAL FIRE/San Diego
  • CalEMA
  • Chino Valley Independent Fire District
  • City of Corona FD
  • Orange County Fire Authority
  • Pechanga FD
  • Riverside City FD
  • Riverside County Fire Department
  • Riverside County Sheriff’s Office
  • CHP
  • Riverside Co. Animal Control


Fire and Police are asking to remember Equipment is still being used in the area and to yield to them on roadways.

All roads and highways are currently open.



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