Mendocino Complex Fire

The Mendocino Complex is comprised of two fires, the River Fire and the Ranch Fire. These two fires are being managed in unified command by the CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit and the U.S. Forest Service. The River Fire is located northeast of the community of Hopland, and the Ranch Fire is located northeast of Ukiah, in Lake County and Mendocino County, California. The Ranch Fire is actively burning in the Mendocino National Forest north of Clearlake.

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Mendocino County Warning Lift:

South of Mill Creek Road in Talmage, east of the Russian River, east of Old River Road and Highway 101 in Hopland, all areas north of the Mendocino-Sonoma County Line, and all areas west of the Mendocino-Lake County Line.

Lake County Advisory Lift:

South of 11th Street and Riggs Road; west of Clear Lake, Highland Springs Road, and Big Valley Road; north of the Lake-Mendocino County Line; and east of Lake-Mendocino County Line.


AUGUST 6, 2018 at 2:00 P.M.

WHERE: The following areas have been reduced to an Evacuation Advisory and may return to their homes:

Southern Scotts Valley Road area; north of the Scotts Valley Road/Hill Road intersection, east of the South Cow Mountain Recreation area, west of SR 29, and south of the north Hendricks Road/Scotts Valley Road intersection. This will include Scotts Valley Road from Hill Road to Hendricks Road, Hendricks Road, Dessie Drive, Eickhoff Road, and Pear View Road.



Incident Start Date: 07/27/18
Incident Start Time: 12:03 PM
Incident Type: Wildland
Fire Cause: Under Investigation
Incident Location: Highway CA-20 at MP 39, Old Lake County Highway, Blue Lake, 8 mi NE of Ukiah
Acreage: 241,772 acres
Containment: 20%

Incident Start Date: 07/27/18
Incident Start Time: 1:01 PM
Incident Type: Wildland
Fire Cause: Under Investigation
Incident Location: Old River Road, 6 miles north of Hopland
Acreage: 48,920 acres
Containment: 78%

CAL FIRE Unit: Mendocino Unit, Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit
Unified Command Agencies: CAL FIRE, U.S. Forest Service
Total Acreage: 290,692 acres
Total Containment: 34%
Expected Full Containment: 08/15/18
Civilian Injuries/Fatalities: None
Firefighter Injuries: None
Structures Threatened: 11,300
Structures Destroyed: 75 residences / 68 other
Structures Damaged: 12 residences / 14 other





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

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.

The area of Scotts Valley Road: North of the intersection of Scotts Valley Road and Hendricks Road (north), south of SR 20, east of the Lake-Mendocino County Line, west of Scotts Valley Road.


Colusa County
The town limits of Stonyford, west to the Colusa-Lake County line and North to Colusa-Glenn County line, Century Ranch sub-division, east and west side of East Park Reservior, Lodoga from Squaw Creek Inn south and all areas West of Bear Valley Road to Hwy 20.


Mendocino County
– South of the Eel River, east of the Eel River Road, east of the East Side Potter Valley Road, East of Potter Valley Road to SR 20, north of SR 20, west of the Mendocino Lake County Line
– East Ukiah Valley Area (south of SR-20, east of the east side of Lake Mendocino and east of the Russian River, north of Yokayo Rancheria Road, and west of the intersection of North Cow Mountain Road and Cow Mountain Access Road)

Lake County

South of the Nice-Lucerne Cutoff Road, west of Clear Lake, north of 11th Street, and east of the Lake-Mendocino County Line.

Western Colusa County
– East of the Lake-Colusa County Line (Bartlett Springs Road/Brim Road) to Leesville-Lodoga Road, north to Lodoga, west to the National Forest boundary, North along the National Forest boundary to the Colusa-Glenn County Line, and west to the Colusa-Lake County Line.

Glenn County
– North of the Glenn County/Colusa County Line, west of County Road 306, south of County Road 308, east of the Mendocino National Forest Boundary.

FOREST SERVICE CLOSURE ORDERS: The purpose of the closure order is to provide safety to the public and for the firefighters who are engaged in fire suppression and rehabilitation efforts within the Ranch Fire Closure Area –
Ranch Fire Closure Order No. 08-18-12

Ranch Fire Closure Order No. 08-18-13


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

Nice/Lucerene cutoff at SR-29

Northbound Lakeshore at Nice Lucerne Cutoff

Scotts Valley at Hendrix

Sulphur Bank at SR-20

Westbound SR-20 at SR-53

Old Long Valley Road at SR-20

New Old Long Valley Road at SR-20

Walkerridge at SR-20

Water Traugh at SR-20


Colusa County

Northbound Bear Valley at SR-20

Leesville at Bear Valley
Southbound Leesville Ladoga Road at Sites Ladoga Road

Sites Ladoga Road, north of Maxwell Site Road
County Road 306 1/2, north of County Line

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 High School, 20932 Big Canyon Road, 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 (Colusa County Residents Only)

Redwood Riders Arena, 8300 East Road, Redwood Valley is accepting horses.
Animal Care, 298 Plant Road, Ukiah is accepting small animals.


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