Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) General Information
Last Modified on August 16, 2018

Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex)

Ranch Fire (Mendocino Complex) Incident Information:
Last Updated: August 16, 2018 7:12 pm
Date/Time Started: July 27, 2018 12:05 pm
Administrative Unit: Unified command: CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit and USFS Mendocino National Forest
County: Colusa County,Lake County,Mendocino County
Location: off Highway 20 near Potter Valley, northeast of Ukiah
Acres Burned - Containment: 321,374 acres - 72% contained
Structures Threatened: 1,025
Structures Destroyed: 147 residences / 118 other
Evacuations:

8/16/18 PM - See the latest Mendocino Complex Fact Sheet for more information, including evacuation orders and road closures.

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Injuries: 2 injuries. 1 fatality.
Cause: Under investigation
Cooperating Agencies: Potter Valley Fire, Redwood Valley Fire, Ukiah Fire, California Office of Emergency Services, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California SR Patrol, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, Colusa County Sheriff’s Office, Glenn County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Australia and New Zealand Fire, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of Defense, US Fish and Wildlife, National Park Service, Hopland Fire, Lakeport Fire, PG&E, AT&T, California Conservation Corps, and additional agencies from throughout California and other States.
Total Fire Personnel: 3,569
Total Fire Engines: 209
Total Fire Crews: 73
Total Helicopters: 21
Total Dozers: 63
Total Water Tenders: 91
Incident Management Team: CAL FIRE IMT #2
Long/Lat: -123.103367/39.243283
Conditions: The Ranch Fire continues to burn actively in steep and rugged terrain. Due to temperatures rising and relative humidy dropping, fire activity increased in the early afternoon. The fire continues to remain active in the Mendocino National Forest as well as threatening communities that reside north of the fire perimeter. Crews continued to construct control lines, tying together pre-existing containment barriers, especially north of the Snow Mountain Wilderness. Crews continued structure defense in the communities threatened by the Ranch Fire. Today’s operation focused on the northwest and northeast edges of the Ranch Fire, while conducting controlled firing operations to improve containment lines as conditions allowed. The south side of the fire has had no significant events and suppression repair crews are continuing with work in those areas. The southern area remains in patrol status. The River Fire had no movement. Suppression repair along with patrol will continue on the River Fire.

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