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Ranch, Mendocino Unit, Cal Fire. Eight miles northeast of Ukiah, CA. Brush and tall grass. Extreme fire behavior with running, torching and spotting. Numerous structures and energy infrastructure threatened. Evacuations, road, area and trail closures in effect.

July 29, 2018 at 10:46 AM

This fire is being managed as part of the Mendocino Complex

July 28, 2018 at 9:16 AM

Fire resources continue to battle the River and Ranch fires. Continued high heat and steep rugged terrain, combined with critical low relative humidities, in conjunction with local gusty winds will continue to challenge firefighters efforts today. A Red Flag Warning is in effect.

July 27, 2018 at 10:54 PM

Animal Shelters are available at J ARENA located at 4800 Burke Hill Road, Ukiah, CA . J ARENA is accepting animals but not horses. Redwood Riders Arena at 8300 East Road is accepting horses.

Small animals are being accepted at Animal Care located at 298 Plant Road in Ukiah.

July 27, 2018 at 10:19 PM

Extreme fire behavior with long range spotting observed. Evacuation warning in effect for the Potter Valley area. There are structures, county and private communication towers as well as 115kV powerlines threatened.

Lake County CA Sheriff’s Department Advisory Evacuation Notice for the Blue Lakes, Bachelor Valley and Witter Springs areas.  Should a Mandatory Evacuation Notice be issued, a shelter site will be identified. The shelter will be located at Mountain Vista Middle School, 5081 Konocti Road, Kelseyville.


This is an evacuation advisory for locations identified later in the message. At this time, an evacuation is recommended, however not required at this time. We encourage those who are able to evacuate to consider doing so now. If you have somewhere you can go, such as a friend or relatives home, we recommend doing so. We are inviting everyone to take preparations in the likely event a mandatory evacuation order is issued. Preparations should include gathering all medications, important documents, making plans for pets, and notifying family members where you may be going. During a mandatory evacuation, it will be extremely hectic and traffic conditions will be very congested. By evacuating early, you do your part in keeping yourself, your neighbors, and our first responders safe. A Shelter has been established at Mountain Vista Middle School, 5081 Konocti Road, in Kelseyville. The following locations are under evacuation advisory: Witter Springs Blue Lakes Bachelor Valley North Scotts Valley Road from the 7000 block to Hwy 20 As a reminder, this is not a mandatory evacuation at this time. In the event of a mandatory evacuation, emergency shelters will be designated and identified.

The Mendocino Sheriff’s Office has issued an Evacuation Advisory Warning for these areas; Potter Valley-Burris Lane, Old Lake County Highway and Blues Lakes. Highway 20 from the 6000 block to the Lake County line and into the Blue Lakes area.