MendoCoastCurrent, July 17, 2008, 6:30 am
Date/Time Started: June 20, 2008, 6 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit
County: Mendocino County
Location: Throughout Mendocino County
Acres Burned: 53,300
Containment: 95% contained
Expected Containment: July 17, 2008
Structures Threatened: No current threat
Structures Destroyed: 1 Residence and 1 Outbuilding
Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted
Road Closures: All roads are currently open
Evacuation Centers: All Evacuation Centers have been placed 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: 2,290 (1,033 CAL FIRE)
Fire crews: 71
Water tenders: 52
Costs to date: $43.5 million
Conditions: The Mendocino Lightning Complex currently consists of 129 fires burning in Mendocino County. There are currently two active fires.
Significant mop-up and patrol operations continue on all fires throughout the incident. Favorable weather conditions continue to be predicted over the next several days. Firefighters are taking advantage of the favorable weather conditions and are making substantial 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.