River Fire (Mendocino Complex) Incident

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48,920 Acres


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Active for 160 days  

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3 Counties

Colusa, Lake and Mendocino  

Last Updated10/25/19 10:07 AM
Date Started07/27/18 1:01 PM
Date Contained01/04/19 9:18AM
Location InformationOld River Rd, near Mile Marker Post 7.9, Hopland
Lat/Long[39.04786, -123.11971]
Administrative UnitUnified command: CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit and USFS Mendocino National Forest
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Damages and Losses

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities

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35 Structures Destroyed

Residential, Commercial and Other

Contact Information

Mendocino Complex Information Line
(707) 574-8261
Mendocino Complex Media Line
(707) 574-8476

Agency Information

Unified command: CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit and USFS Mendocino National Forest , 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, Hopland Fire, Lakeport Fire, PG&E, AT&T, California Conservation Corps, and additional agencies from throughout California and other States.

Resources Assigned

CAL FIRE owns and operates over 3,000 fire and emergency response and resource protection vehicles. In support of its ground forces, the CAL FIRE emergency response air program includes 23 Grumman S-2T 1,200 gallon airtankers, 12 UH-1H Super Huey helicopters, 9 CALFIRE Hawks, and 16 OV-10A airtactical. From 13 air attack and 10 helitack bases located statewide, aircraft can reach most fires within 20 minutes.

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20 Helicopters

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256 Engines

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76 Dozers

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79 Water Tenders

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3,100 Personnel

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58 Crews