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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Mendocino August Complex
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: MNF
  • Size (acres): 846,812
  • Percent Contained: 25%
  • Estimate of Containment: September 15, 2020
  • Personnel: 1,162
  • Structures Destroyed: 10

August Complex (3 fires), Mendocino NF, USFS. IMT 1 (SA Blue Team). Fourteen miles northwest of Elk Creek, CA. Timber, chaparral and tall grass. Active fire behavior with backing, creeping and torching. Numerous structures threatened. Evacuations, area, road and trail closures in effect.

September 11, 2020 at 9:14 PM

Mandatory Evacuation Order for area of Covelo, Mendocino Pass Road, East of Williams Creek. Evacuation area is referenced as Zone N and defined as the following:

North of the Middle Fork of the Eel River including the Eel River Ranger Station and Black Butte Store, West and South of the National Forest Boundary, East of Williams Creek.

Leave now. Use safest evacuation routes possible. Monitor media and Nixle. Do not call 9 1 1 for information. Call 9 1 1 for life-threatening emergency only. Use safest evacuation route possible.

For maps go to https://tinyurl.com/MendoEvac

Instructions:

Leave now. Monitor media and Nixle. Do not call 9 1 1 for information. Call 9 1 1 for life-threatening emergency only. Use safest evacuation route possible. For maps go to https://tinyurl.com/MendoEvac

Active fire behavior with most activity occurring on the west and northwest side today. Threat remains to structures with evacuation orders and warnings remaining in effect for multiple areas.

Closures for County Roads 307, 308, 309, 313 and 306 with additional area and trail closures in effect. Threats to private and Federal timberlands and ranchlands, powerlines, hydroelectric plants and communications infrastructure, numerous historic sites and critical wildlife habitat, Eel River and Black Butte Wild and Scenic River corridors and Mad River municipal watershed, and to Black Rock Historic Lookout, Penny Glade and Martin Cabin.

14th Brigade Engineer Battalion of the US Army is assigned. Naturally occurring asbestos poses a threat to firefighter safety.

GB Type 1, Team 2 (DeMasters) assumed command of August-South Zone. CA Type 1, Team 5 (young) in command of August-North Zone. CAL FIRE Type 1, Team 5 (Parkes) in command of the August-West Zone. Incident is not in Unified Command.

September 11, 2020 at 10:46 AM

With limited resources assigned to the August Complex-North Zone, the priority will be on structure protection in the Ruth Valley, south of Ruth (Six Rivers National Forest). As the fire becomes more active throughout the day, firefighters will reposition to provide structure protection where needed. On the North perimeter, (Shasta-Trinity National Forest) the priority is to improve the containment line along Forest Road 35. Firefighters will continue to use tactical firing operations to widen the containment lines and stop the forward progress of the fire. The east perimeter near Red Bluff is in mop-up and patrol status.

Weather: Significant smoke shading over the fire area will moderate daytime temperatures. Relative humidity is increasing with some onshore flow. Winds will generally be light as a stable air mass continues to dominate the weather pattern.

September 11, 2020 at 8:51 AM

As of today, September 11, 2020, the fires known as the Elkhorn, Hopkins, Willow, Vinegar and the August Complex will now collectively be known as the August Complex. These fires have all burned together. The August Complex will be split into three zones: North, South and West. The intent is to simplify the coordination of effort, ordering and timely release of accurate information.

The August Complex will be managed under unified incident command between California Interagency Incident Management Team-Young (North Zone), Great Basin Team-DeMasters (South Zone) and CAL FIRE Team-Parkes (West Zone).

The California fire siege which began on August 15, 2020 has burned more than 2.5 million acres with firefighters responding to 7,657 fires. The collective August Complex alone has burned more than 726,000 acres. The fire is actively burning in the Shasta-Trinity, Mendocino, and Six Rivers National Forests and continues to threaten homes and communities within Humboldt, Mendocino, and Lake counties. Monitor your local news outlets, fire department, forest and county social media outlets for current updates and evacuation notices.

September 7, 2020 at 12:01 PM

There are multiple wind direction shifts expected through the day and into early morning Tuesday with strong gusts up to 30-40 mph. Winds are expected to shift from the southwest to the northeast by early Tuesday morning. A Red Flag Warning was issued Sunday afternoon and is in effect from 10 pm Monday to 8 am Wednesday. There is potential for increased fire activity and spread with heavy smoke production.

Fire activity increased Sunday due to high temperatures and gusty winds throughout the Complex. Fire crews are prepared for heightened fire activity over the next couple of days due to extreme forecast weather.

There were successful burnout operations in multiple areas of the Complex. The burnout operations along the M2 Road and in the area around the Mitchell Place on the north end of the Complex are holding in place. Another effective burnout operation from the area around the Mare Cabin down to Brewer Oak Camp progressed steadily ahead of the fire. The spot fire east of Howard Lake has moved into an old burn scar and is holding on the northern side of the lake.

Firefighters worked to contain the spot fire from Saturday on the Hopkins fire (18,514 acres; 10 percent contained). Efforts will continue into Monday to hold the containment line. Access to this area from Highway 36 or Forest Road 30 is not advised.

On the southwest corner of the Complex, firefighters will work on the spot fire in the Mendenhall Creek area Monday. This is a focal area for operations ahead of the upcoming northeast winds.

September 6, 2020 at 11:16 AM

Expect heavy winds Sunday that may persist through Tuesday. Due to high temperatures and gusty winds, the potential for rapid fire spread throughout the Complex continues today through Tuesday. Temperatures could range from the mid-90s on the ridges to 110 degrees in the valleys. Dense smoke in the surrounding areas is expected to remain throughout the morning, with the potential of clearer air midday.

A spot fire moved beyond the containment line in the Buck Rock area moving west towards an old burn scar. Crews will continue to contain and mop up the spot.

Firefighters were assisted with air operations dropping water from C-130 tankers and helicopters Saturday on the Hopkins fire (15,466 acres; 10 percent contained). Firefighters continue to use old burn scars and road systems in burnout operations, working along Rainbow Ridge with crews and heavy equipment. Air support will continue Sunday.

Air operations also supported work in the areas around the M1 Road near the northwest corner of the Hull fire. A spot crossed the line during a burnout operation on Saturday. Fire retardant was used to cool down the area and hand crews worked to mop up the spot fire. This work will continue into Sunday’s operations.

The burnout operations near Mendocino Pass to the west side of the Doe fire were successful and stayed within containment lines. Crews are also conducting burnout operations around the Mitchell Place on the north end of the Complex. Crews are performing these operations in anticipation of potential rapid fire spread in the coming days. The burnout operations are aimed at slowing or stopping the fire as it reaches pre-determined areas.

September 5, 2020 at 3:04 PM

The August Complex was initially 37 different fires on the Mendocino National Forest that started on August 17, 2020. Many have been contained or have merged. The Hopkins fire was the most recently added (11,089 acres) is located approx. 25 miles NE of Covelo in the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness and the Shasta Trinity National Forest. Currently, the complex is 305 673 acres and 23 percent contained burning in five counties, Glenn County, Mendocino County, Lake County, Tehama County and Trinity County.

The Hull, Doe, Tatham, and Glade fires have merged to form one large fire. The individual breakdown of the fires is as follows: Hull fire (13,177 acres; 10 percent contained), Doe fire (297,377 acres; 23 percent contained), Tatham fire (15,594 acres, 9 percent contained) and Hopkins fire (11,089 acres; 0 percent contained.)

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Warning beginning 10 p.m., Monday through 8 a.m. Wednesday. Weather predictions call for extreme heat ranging from the mid-90s on the ridges to 110 degrees in the valleys. Relative humidity is expected to drop to the single digits. Winds will shift from southeast to northwest, with sustained wind speeds of up to 25 mph. This could result in the potential for rapid fire spread throughout the complex and dense smoke in the surrounding area.

There was a slop over across the M1 Road in the Riley Ridge area of the Doe fire. Helicopters and dozers are performing containment operations. Crews are making good progress containing a spot fire north of Anthony Peak and South of Buck Rock. Small aircraft will assist in this area, as smoke conditions permit.

The Hopkins fire is moving toward areas of old burn scars and road systems surrounding the perimeter of the fire. Burnout operations and air operations will proceed Saturday. There are presently five engines and three bulldozers committed to the Hopkins fire.

The August Complex currently sits at 305,673 acres and 23 percent containment. There are 1,048 resources committed to the Complex including: 22 crews, four camp crews, seven helicopters, 46 engines, 20 dozers, 31 water tenders, and three masticators.

There will be a virtual community meeting at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5th. Tonight’s meeting information and fire updates can be found on the Mendocino National Forest Facebook page, located at: www.facebook.com/MendocinoNF. Residents, particularly from the Covelo area, are encouraged to participate.

September 2, 2020 at 10:28 AM

The August Complex currently sits at 261,204 acres and 20 percent containment. The breakdown of the fires is as follows: Hull fire (13,177 acres; 10 percent contained), Doe/Glade fire (223,310 acres; 23 percent contained, and Tatham fire (15,594 acres; nine percent contained).

Last evening, the Doe/Glade fire moved beyond the containment line north of Government Flat and moved toward the Howard Meadows/Howard Lake area. Firefighters were able to control the fire quickly.

There was growth on the Hopkins fire (8,096 acres; 0 percent contained) Monday due to southwest winds. Crews continue to create containment line in the north area of the fire within the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

A Hotshot crew conducted a successful burnout operation between the fire and the containment lines in the Kingsley Glade area west of the Tatham fire. There was increased activity within the fire containment line around Mitchell Place, Dawson Place, and Beehive Flat. Firefighters continue to hold this area.

Burnout operations continue along the northwest area of the Hull fire at the intersection of the M1 and M61 roads southwest of Lee Logan Camp. A virtual community meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. pacific time on the Mendocino National Forest Facebook page, located at: www.facebook.com/MendocinoNF.

September 1, 2020 at 12:43 PM

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.

September 1, 2020 at 11:12 AM

The August Complex currently sits at 242,941 acres and 20 percent containment. The breakdown of the fires is as follows: Hull fire (13,177 acres; 10 percent contained), Doe fire (205,714 acres; 59 percent contained), Tatham fire (15,594 acres; 9 percent contained). The Doe and Glade fires acreage and percent contained are reported together. The increased acreage on Monday was a combination of natural fire growth within the perimeter of the fire and operational burnouts. Burnout operation acreage growth is an expected result of managing fire on the landscape.

There are 690 resources committed to the Complex including: 11 crews, three camp crews, seven helicopters, 51 engines, 18 dozers, 25 water tenders, and three masticators.

There were strong northeast winds on the Complex in the middle of the day Monday which increased fire activity in the area. There is a potential for the same weather and fire behavior Tuesday.

Firefighters will build and improve containment lines to tie in the west end of the Doe fire with the M4 Road, while working to slow progression of the fire.

Firefighters completed the containment line on the southern perimeter of the Hull fire on Monday. Crews will continue to improve direct and indirect lines as fire approaches the containment line along the southern perimeter from the M1 Road to Rattlesnake Creek. Crews will monitor the northwest perimeter of the Hull fire.

The Hopkins fire (7,472 acres; 0 percent contained) has moved out of the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness and onto the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The fire is not threatening any populated areas or structures. Access to this area from Highway 36 or Forest Road 30 is not advised.

USDA Forest Service officials on the Mendocino National Forest are deeply saddened to confirm the death of a firefighter on the August Complex. The incident took place on Monday, August 31, 2020. A second firefighter is receiving medical attention. More details will be made available as they are confirmed.

August 31, 2020 at 7:09 AM

The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, and the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) have coordinated with the Department of Defense for the deployment of approximately 200 soldiers plus command staff to help with wildfire suppression efforts in Northern California. The soldiers are due to arrive early this week from the 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, I Corps, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
 
The soldiers will be deployed on the August Complex on the Mendocino National Forest after conducting additional ground training and fireline certification. The August Complex started on August 17, 2020, from 37 different lightning fires. Many of those fires have been contained or have merged to form larger fires. Currently, the Complex is 236,288 acres, and 20 percent contained.
 
“This support will provide additional capacity to ensure firefighting resources are available to respond to ongoing and emerging wildfires in California,” said, Randy Moore, Regional Forester for the Pacific Southwest Region. “I thank the U.S. military for their continued support with these soldiers, as well as C-130 aircraft, equipped with Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) units. Their assistance with wildfire suppression efforts for California’s wildfires is greatly appreciated.”
 
This is the first active-duty military mobilization for wildfire support in California since the Mendocino Complex Fire in 2018. U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command (JFLCC) will oversee the operations, providing personnel and command and staff support.
 
“For more than four decades, the Department of Defense has maintained an interagency agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of the Interior to provide firefighting support to wildland fire management agencies when requested,” said Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and JFLCC commander. “During that time, federal military ground forces have mobilized 37 times to support wildland firefighting response efforts, and it is an honor to oversee such a mobilization again in support of our partners and America.”
 
There are 38 large wildfires currently burning in California, with more than 1.5 million acres burned so far this year.

August 27, 2020 at 1:02 PM

The August Complex was initially 37 different fires on the Mendocino National Forest that started on August 17, 2020. Many have been contained or have merged to form larger fires. Currently, the complex is 200,467 acres and 17 percent contained. Planned suppression actions are detailed below.

On all staffed fires within the complex, firefighters are continuing to work on structure protection, line construction and targeted burn out operations. Firefighters have contained the spread of the Doe fire (162,326 acres, 31 percent contained) on the east side of the fire and are constructing containment line on the west side along the M4 road. Firefighters are working with CALFIRE and Crane Mills Timber to construct containment line completely around the Tatham Fire(8,958 acres, 11 percent contained) and tie in to containment lines on the Glade Fire (19,684 acres, 0 percent contained). On the Hull Fire (4,885, 5 percent contained), firefighters are constructing containment lines on the south end of the fire and are utilizing natural features to contain fire spread to the north. Fires in the wilderness continue to be monitored and have exhibited moderate fire growth.

One of the individuals assigned to the August Complex is an Incident Meteorologist from the National Weather Service. This person prepares a detailed forecast for different areas within the fire complex so that firefighters can stay informed. The weather will continue to be hot and dry. Continued low relative humidity will cause grasses and vegetation to become drier. In the fire weather environment, the early afternoon hours are the most volatile time of day when increased temperatures can intensify fire behavior. Air Quality Index conditions will remain unhealthy from wildfires across the region.

Mendocino National Forest officials implemented an area closure for the August Complex on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. The Forest Order 08-20-10 and map are posted on the forest website: https://tinyurl.com/y4ln8ysr

The Southern Area Blue Team assumed command of the August Complex at 7 a.m. today.

August 24, 2020 at 8:53 PM

Active fire behavior with group torching and short range spotting observed. Evacuation Orders for portions of Newville and Burrows Gap area. Evacuation Warnings for portions of Elk Creek, Chrome, and Grindstone Rancheria. Increasing threat to the community of Paskenta. Portions of County Rd 200, 306, and 308 are closed. Threats to private timber, ranchlands, powerlines, communications infrastructure, numerous historic sites, and critical wildlife habitat. Naturally occurring asbestos poses a threat to responder safety. There is a Red Flag Warning issued for dry lightning. Southern Area Blue Team, Type 1 IMT scheduled to inbrief tomorrow. California Type 2, Team 15 (Harris) in command.

August 24, 2020 at 11:08 AM

A Red Flag Warning continues to be in effect through 11pm tonight due to continuing risk of thunderstorms. Gusty outflow winds with speeds of more than 40 mph remain possible. These winds have the potential to produce extreme and erratic fire behavior with a high rate of spread. Crews are continuing to use preexisting fuel breaks and roads to get around the South edge of the Doe fire (153,083 acres) with available resources. Structure protection continues on the west side of the fire when fire behavior allows. Structure protection and preparation consists of firefighters removing fuels around structures and improving defensible space. Firefighters are continuing to construct dozer lines on Tatham fire (7,958 acres) and are working with CAL FIRE resources to contain the eastern flank. Crews are continuing to go direct on the northern and western flanks of the Glade fire (13,888 acres). The Incident Management Team is assessing wilderness fires, such as the Hopkins fire (2,153 acres), for long term fire behavior and expected growth.

Smoke impacts to communities are expected to improve towards the afternoon or evening. The predicted increase in fire activity may increase the smoke coming into the area. Air Quality Index (AQI) conditions will remain unhealthy. Individuals can expect greater movement and dispersion of smoke with incoming thunderstorms.

August 23, 2020 at 1:55 PM

The Hull Fire, located five miles north of Lake Pillsbury on the Upper Lake District of the Mendocino National Forest, is 2,500 acres and 0% contained. It was detected on Wednesday, Aug. 19 after several rounds of thunderstorms occurred across the forest last week.

There are 49 personnel committed to the incident including seven engine crews, one hand crew and operations managers. Crews are challenged by steep, rugged terrain where the fire is rolling out and making uphill runs. On Saturday, airtankers assisted crews in containing a slopover on Road 38.

The fire is burning in timber on the north and east aspects of Hull Mountain and is active in Hull Creek, backing down into Rattlesnake Creek and spreading north along Panther Ridge. The fire is threatening cabins to the south and other private property may become threatened as the fire progresses northward.

August 23, 2020 at 11:10 AM

During yesterday’s operational period the Complex grew by 11,342 acres. Today’s weather forecast is calling for thunderstorms and sustain high winds through Tuesday evening. This has resulted in a Red Flag fire warning starting tonight and going through Tuesday evening.

In partnership with CAL FIRE, firefighters have made progress on containing the eastern side of the Doe fire (136,430 acres). They have now turned the corner on southern end of the fire by reopening preexisting fuel breaks. The Corbin fire has merged into the larger Doe fire. Firefighters are continuing to construct dozer lines on Tatham fire (7,667 acres) along County Rd 306 to provide protection to private homes and properties. Crews are going direct on the northern and western flanks of the Glade fire (13,088 acres). The Hopkins fire (2,153 acres) is burning in an old fire scar in the Yolla Bolly wilderness. Incident Management Team 15 is working in conjunction with the Six Rivers and Shasta Trinity National Forests to come up with a long-term containment plan.

Air Quality Index (AQI) conditions will remain unhealthy to very unhealthy. Smoke impacts to communities are expected to be greatest late in the afternoon towards the evening. Adjacent fires in the region are adding to smoke lingering throughout the day. Expect greater movement and dispersion of smoke with incoming thunderstorms. Higher elevation areas may experience less smoke impacts around their communities.

August 22, 2020 at 11:59 AM

The August Complex, is comprised of 20 fires. The largest fires are listed below. The fires were started by lightning on the Mendocino National Forest 8/17/20. During yesterday’s operational period the Complex grew by 31,298 acres, making the total acres burned 148,663. Weather conditions today will be favorable for firefighters to go direct on the fire’s edge. Sunday’s weather forecast is calling for thunderstorms and sustain high winds through Tuesday evening which has resulted in a Red Flag fire warning starting tomorrow night and going through Tuesday evening. Today crews are focusing on point protection, values at risk and constructing direct hand line where safe to do so.

The Tatham fire is approximately 4 miles west of Paskenta. Firefighters are working in tandem with CalFire and continue to construct dozer lines along County Rd 306 to provide protection to private homes and properties. Crews are going direct on the west flank of the Glade fire and making good progress while continuing to protect values at risk on the east and southeast side of the Glade fire. The Hopkins fire is 2000 acres and burning in an old fire scar in the Yolla Bolly wilderness and is staffed with smokejumpers.

Doe Fire – 120,875 acres
Corbin Fire – 6,171 acres
Glade Fire – 86,028 acres
Hopkins Fire – 2,022 acres
Tatham Fire – 7,089 acres
Willow Basin – 563 acres

DINS – A Structure Damage Assessment Team has been order.

The lightning-caused Hull Fire is located five miles north of Lake Pillsbury on the Upper Lake District of the Mendocino National Forest. It was detected on Wednesday, Aug. 19 after several rounds of thunderstorms occurred across the forest last week. The fire is estimated at 2,000 acres.

There are 47 personnel committed to the incident including seven engine crews, one hand crew and operations managers. On Saturday, fire personnel will use direct suppression tactics and construct handline where possible.

The fire is burning in timber on the north and east aspects of Hull Mountain and is active in Hull Creek, backing down into Rattlesnake Creek and spreading north along Panther Ridge. The fire is threatening cabins to the south and other private property may become threatened as the fire progresses northward.

August 21, 2020 at 9:20 AM

The August Complex is comprised of 35 fires that were started by lightening in the Mendocino. We saw a small amount of growth during today’s operational period of 1,335 acres, making the total acres 117,365. The heavy smoke created an inversion layer keeping the temperatures cooler which helped moderate the spread of the fire. We did see a growth in resources today, with the total up to 353 personnel.

The August Complex Fires in western Glenn County are managed by both US Forest Service and Cal- Fire. Glenn County Sheriff’s Office, in coordination with the fire agencies, are modifying the current evacuation areas to as follows effective immediately:

EVACUATION ORDER:

n    Mendocino National Forest (Forest Closure)

o   From Forest Boundary line in Glenn County, west to Mendocino County

n    Area of Newville (County Rd 200) from County Road 306, west to Forest Boundary

o   From Tehama County Line, south to Burrows gap

Evacuation Order Area is closed to non-responders. Residents should leave the area and should not return until the area the Order is removed.

EVACUATION WARNING:

·       Area of Burrows Gap south to County Road 308 in Elk Creek

o   From the Forest Boundary East to County Road 306

n    This includes the communities of Elk Creek, Chrome, and Grindstone Rancheria

·       Newville from County Road 306 East to Black Butte Lake

o   From Country Road 200 south to Burrows Gap

Residents in an Evacuation Warning Area may return to their homes, however, should remain alert and prepared should the conditions change.

County Road 306 is CLOSED to non-resident traffic. Responders and residents are the only people permitted to use this roadway at this time.

Road Closures

  • SR 162: East of County Rd 306 (open to residents & responders only)
  • County Rd 306: South of County Rd 308 to Colusa County line (closed to non-responders)
  • County Rd 306: from County Rd 200 south to County Rd 308 (open to residents & responders only)
  • County Rd 200: from County Rd 306 to west (closed to non-responders)
  • County Rd 308: from County Rd 306 to West End (closed to non-responders)

A Temporary Evacuation Point provides sheltering assistance. It is open 7 am to 7 pm at Willows City Hall 201 N Lassen St. Willows, CA 95988. Assistance is available after hours by contacting Glenn County Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 530-934-6431.This evacuation site is jointly staffed by Glenn County Health & Human Services Agency and American Red Cross.

An Animal Shelter is open at the Glenn County Fairgrounds 221 E Yolo St. Orland, CA 95963. It is staffed by Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control staff and local volunteers. If you need animal sheltering assistance, please contact 530-720-7152.

For more information, contact the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office at 934-6441, visit our website: www.countyofglenn.net/sheriffor access us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glenncountysheriff or Call 2-1-1. For Fire information from Cal-Fire call 530-538-7826 or go to www.fire.ca.gov

August 20, 2020 at 7:40 PM

Firefighters will be focusing on the eastside of the fire today going direct where possible, while protecting structures and private property.

Glenn County Sheriff’s Office (contact OES 530-934-6441) has the following evacuations and road closures in place:

Evacuation ORDER

Evacuation Order for All Areas west of County Road 306. Full length of the County from Tehama County line in the north to Colusa County line in the South. All areas west to the Mendocino County line.

Evacuation Warning

  • Evacuation Warning for the area of Newville from County Road 306 along County Road 200 to Black Butte Lake.
  • Evacuation Warning for Grindstone Rancheria.
    • Residents should be prepared to evacuate.

Road Closures

  • SR 162: East of County Rd 306
  • County Rd 306:  from County Rd 303 to north
  • County Rd 306: from County Rd 200 to south
  • County Rd 200: from County Rd 306 to west
  • County Rd 308: from County Rd 306 to West End

Temporary Evacuation Point is located at Willows City Hall, 201 N. Lassen St. Willows CA

Animal Shelter: Glenn Co. Fairgrounds, 221 E. Yolo St. Orland, CA 95963  530-720-7252

August 20, 2020 at 9:36 AM

The August Complex is comprised of 35 fires that were started by lightning across the Mendocino National Forest. The Complex grew to 65,030 acres yesterday due to hot and dry weather conditions and wind gusts up to 25 mph.  Structures and powerlines are being threatened.

Evacuation Warning for Grindstone Rancheria. 

Evacuation Order for Chrome, Burrows Gap, and Red Mountain area of western Glenn County.  The area of County Road 306 from County Road 314 north to Burrows Gap and west to the Mendocino National Forest. Immediately evacuate the area.


Immediate Evacuation Order due to fire.  The area of Elk Creek from County Road 309 north to road M 9 and west of County Col to the Mendocino County line is ordered to Evacuate.

Immediate Evacuation Order for the area of the Mendocino National Forest in Glenn County along forest Highway 7 due to the fire.  The area is from County Road 309, north to road M 9 from the forest boundary, west to Plaskett Meadows.

A Temporary Evacuation Point is open at Willows Memorial Hall, 525 W. Sycamore St., Willows CA  95988. 
This evacuation site is jointly staffed by Glenn County Health & Human Services Agency and the American Red Cross.

An Animal Shelter is open at the Glenn County Fairgrounds, 221 E Yolo St. Orland, Ca  95963.  The animal shelter is currently staffed by Glenn County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control staff and local volunteers.

More information on evacuations, please call Glenn County Sheriffs at 530-934-6441, or visit their website at www.countyofglenn.net/sheriff