MendoCoastCurrent, July 15, 2008, 10:30 am
Date/Time Started: June 20, 2008, 6:00 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit
County: Mendocino County
Location: Throughout Mendocino County
Acres Burned: 53,300
Containment: 90% contained
Expected Containment: July 16, 2008
Structures Threatened: No current threat
Structures Destroyed: 2 residences
Evacuations: All Evacuations have been lifted
At 10 a.m. on 7/13 the evacuation warning for the community of Rockport was lifted.
At 6 p.m. on 7/14 the following evacuation warnings have been lifted:
- Mountain View Road from Mile Post 15 to Mile Post 20
- De Haven Creek and Howard Creek drainage, North of Westport
Road Closures: All roads are currently open
Evacuation Centers: All Evacuation Centers are on standby
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Marin County, CDCR, CHP, CCC, Mendocino County Sheriff, all local government FPD in Mendocino County, State OES, BLM, BIA, NWS, numerous county fire departments, National Guard, private timber companies and consulting foresters/representatives.
Total Fire Personnel: 2,173 (1,017 CAL FIRE)
Fire crews: 58
Water tenders: 71
Costs to date: $39.1 million
Conditions: The Mendocino Lightning Complex currently consists of 130 fires burning in Mendocino County. There are currently 6 active fires.
Favorable weather conditions continue to be predicted over the next several days. Firefighters are taking advantage of the favorable weather conditions and are making good progress on containment. Residents are reminded that they may see increased fire and smoke in the areas of planned firing operations.
The Governor has declared Mendocino County a State of Emergency due to redwood timber loss and significant threat to life, residential, commercial and resource loss.
CAL FIRE Incident Command Team #4 is assigned to this incident.
Additional Notes: The Mendocino Lightning Complex has consumed 53,300 acres and is 90% contained. There are 6 active fires and 123 contained fires.
Significant mop-up and patrol operations continue on all fires throughout the incident. Residents are reminded that they may see increased fire and smoke in the areas of planned firing operations.
California Office of Emergency Services (OES) mutual aid engines are covering some Mendocino Unit fire stations. The MEU Lightning Complex is providing assistance to the Mill Fire/ Soda Complex in the Mendocino National Forest.