Redwood Complex, Mendocino County

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  • Incident Name: Redwood Complex, Mendocino County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: MEU
  • Size (acres): 36,523
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: October 24, 2017
  • Personnel: 228 (complex total)
  • Structures Destroyed: 300 residential, 4 commercial and 215 outbuildings destroyed

Redwood Complex, includes the Redwood and Potter fires. Mendocino Unit, Cal Fire.  Tall grass and timber. Minimal fire behavior.

 

October 21, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Fire personnel will remain at scene working to extinguish hot spots and improve containment lines. Damage assessment has been completed. Fire suppression repair continues to minimize the effects of the fire’s damage.

All evacuation orders have been lifted.

October 16, 2017 at 8:43 PM

Fire perimeter continues to hold, crews continue to improve containment line

300 residential, 4 commercial and 215 outbuildings destroyed

8 confirmed civilian fatalities

October 14, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Damage Inspection Teams have completed inspections for the Sulphur Incident and they continue to survey for damaged and destroyed structures throughout the Redwood Fire area. Fire activity for the Redwood Fire is expected to continue to actively burn throughout both daytime and evening hours. The fire is anticipated to burn in a northerly direction towards Pine Mountain, Tomki, and the Van Arsdale Reservoir. The southeast perimeter fire lines are continuing to hold. Crews are improving direct fire line and mop up efforts. Steep inaccessible terrain coupled with critical fuel moistures, and northwest winds provide ongoing challenges for crews working on the fire.

October 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Today firefighters will continue to evaluate and implement structure protection, construct firelines, do tactical patrols, improve existing firelines, and conduct damage inspections. Crews are keeping a close watch on the weather, with an expectation that gusty winds will return this afternoon. 29,500 acres have burned in the Redwood Fire, 5% contained. 2500 acres have burned in the Sulphur Fire, 40% contained. There have been 3 fatalities and approximately 7000 people evacuated throughout the incident.

Evacuations:

REDWOOD FIRE: West Rd from State St north; East Road north of School Way; Laughlin Rd north of State St and all roads feeding in; East Rd south to Hwy 20; east of East Rd around Hwy 20 to Horseshoe Circle; Reeves Canyon Rd; Golden Rule Park; Pine Mountain subdivision; Tomki Rd to Canyon Rd and all feeder roads; Canyon Rd to Eastside Rd south to Pine Mountain Rd; Van Arsdale area north of Eel River; Cave Creek subdivision including scenic Appaloosa and including all feeder roads; Van Arsdale road south of the Eel River.

Evacuation Advisory: From the intersection of East Hill Rd at Ridgewood Rd to Baechtel Rd; Baechtel Rd to Main St at Brown’s Corner; from intersection of Main St and Southbound 101 to Howard Forest; East Hill Rd and Ridgewood Rd south to Howard Forest

Evacuation Centers:
Ukiah High School,
1000 Low Gap Rd, Ukiah
Willits High School,
299 N Main St., Willits
Hopland Band of Pomo Indians,
3000 Shanel Rd., Hopland

Animal Shelters:
Large Animals: Redwood Empire Fairgrounds,
1055 N State St, Ukiah, CA (East Entrance)
Animal Control: 707-­?263-­?0278 (Lake County)

Road Closures: Tomki Rd. @ Canyon; East Hill @ East Side; Van Aresdale South of Eel River bridge; North State St @ Laughlin Way; North State Street @ West Rd; East Rd @ School Way
Injuries: 2 serious injuries and 1 fatality

October 10, 2017 at 9:07 AM

High winds are hindering firefighting efforts. Cell service in the Potter Valley, Willits and Redwood Valley areas has been disrupted.

Structures Threatened: 50

Evacuations: Evacuations are in place for areas of Potter Valley, the Community of Redwood Valley and Golden Rule.

Evacuation centers: Ukiah High School and Willits City Hall.

The large animal evacuation center is at Ukiah Fair Grounds.

Road Closures: Hwy 101-Ridgewood Grade – between Uva Drive and Black Bart Trail.

Injuries: 2 serious injuries and 1 fatality

Cause: Under Investigation