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Forests launch post-August Complex fire rapid assessment team

WILLOWS, Calif. November 30, 2020 – The Mendocino, Shasta-Trinity and Six Rivers national forests have been working closely together throughout all phases of the August Complex fires for three months. The three Forests have coordinated suppression actions, suppression-repair activities, burned area emergency response (BAER) assessments and implementation. The fires within the August Complex ignited on […]

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Forest Service officials confirm one fatality, one injury on August Complex

WILLOWS, Calif. Sept. 1, 2020 – USDA Forest Service officials on the Mendocino National Forest are deeply saddened to confirm the death of a firefighter on the August Complex. Two additional firefighters were involved in the accident. The firefighters were working on the Tatham Fire within the August Complex on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 when […]

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Lightning sparks several fires on Mendocino National Forest

WILLOWS, Calif. Aug. 16, 2020 – Fire crews on the Mendocino National Forest are responding to several fires started by lightning after thunderstorms passed over the area early Sunday, Aug. 16. A few fires are reported on the Grindstone Ranger District including one in the Snow Mountain Wilderness. One fire is reported on the Covelo […]

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Saipan crew travels 8,000 miles to work on northern California fires

WILLOWS, Calif. — There are 541 wildland hand crews available each year to fight fires across the United States. These crews travel to incidents, work long, hot, arduous days, and rest only a few days before returning to the fire. One of these crews traveled approximately 8,000 miles from their home in the Marianas Islands […]