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: 08-19-2014 Time: 7:00 AM
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Written by: Captain Greg Van Patten

Incident Update

Tuesday August 19, 2014 7:00 AM

Fire Information Line: (707) 456-1810

Location: Wilderness Lodge/Eel River Canyon

County: Mendocino

Acres: 12,535

% Containment: 85%

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

Injuries: 15

Structures Threatened: 0

Cause: Lightning

Estimated Cost: $38.2 million


Fire Engines: 25

Fire Crews: 28

Bulldozers: 17

Helicopters: 1

Water Tenders: 10

Total Personnel: 823

Current Situation:

Crews continue mopping up and looking for hot spots within the contingency lines, steep terrain is making access difficult. Interior portions of the fire will continue to burn and may produce smoke for an extended period of time in the Ukiah Valley, this may create possible health issues. Fire resources will continue suppression repair efforts throughout the fire area. Resources continue to be released from the fire to other incidents or back to their home units.

CAL FIRE and Cooperating Agencies would like to thank the entire community and local businesses for their overwhelming support and hospitality.

Evacuation Warning:

All Evacuation Warnings have been lifted and are no longer in effect.

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