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]
Wilderness Lodge/Eel River Canyon
When: Date: 08-15-2014 Time: 7:00 AM
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Written by: Captain Greg Van Patten

Incident Update

Friday, August 15, 2014 7:00 A.M.

Fire Information Line: (626) 622-7927

Location: Wilderness Lodge/Eel River Canyon

County: Mendocino

Acres: 12,336

% Containment: 65%

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

Injuries: 15

Structures Threatened: 16


Fire Engines: 117

Fire Crews: 61

Bulldozers: 9

Helicopters: 7

Water Tenders: 24

Total Personnel: 1844

Current Situation:

Crews will continue to monitor areas outside the control lines for any potential new spot fires. Interior portions of the fire will continue to burn and may be visible from Highway 101. The high-pressure system building over the area today and continuing in to next week will cause warmer and drier conditions. Heavy smoke will continue to be present for an extended period of time in the Ukiah Valley.

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

Camp Seabow, Bowman Ranch, Hunt Ranch, Tan Oak Park, Elk Creek and Mad Creek, The Hermitage, Big Bend and Camp St. Michael.

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, USFS, 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, American Red Cross and the Mendocino County Air Quality District.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten