Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
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(Title of Crime/Incident) Lodge Lightning Complex [FIRE]
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Lodge Lightning Complex [FIRE]
Wildnerness Lodge/Eel River Canyon
When: Date: 08-11-2014 Time: 7:00 PM
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Written by: Captain Greg Van Patten

Incident Update

Monday, August 11, 2014 7:00 P.M.

Fire Information Line: (626) 622-7927

Location: Wilderness Lodge/Eel River Canyon

County: Mendocino

Acres: 10,000

% Containment: 40%

Start Date & Time: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 6:27 am

Injuries: 11

Structures Threatened: 58


Fire Engines: 186

Fire Crews: 64

Bulldozers: 28

Helicopters: 14

Water Tenders: 22

Total Personnel: 2397

Current Situation:

The fire continues to burn in heavy timber. Firefighters are challenged by steep, rugged terrain with difficult access. The National Weather Service has issued a “Hazardous Weather Outlook” over the area for possible thunderstorms tonight. The current weather pattern is projected to
increase fire activity this evening. Crews continue to construct and improve fire lines throughout the north and east portions of the fire.

The Evacuation Order in the following areas has been downgraded to an Evacuation Warning:

Camp Seabow, Bowman Ranch, Hunt Ranch, Tan Oak Park, Elk Ridge and Mad Creek.

The Evacuation Order is still in effect for the areas south of Highway 101, west of Cummings Road to Leggett. These areas include:

The Hermitage, Big Bend and Camp St. Michael. We will continue to
evaluate the need for the evacuation order as the incident progresses.

An evacuation shelter has been set up by the American Red Cross at the Leggett School, 1 School Way.

Please visit for information on how to prepare for an evacuation.

Cooperating Agencies:

Bureau of Land Management, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, Laytonville
Volunteer Fire Department, Leggett Valley Fire Department, Cahto Tribal Council, Laytonville County Water District, Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California National Guard, California Conservation Corps, CAL OES, and the American Red Cross.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten