News Release


August 7, 2015

Final update on last week’s lightning fires on the Mendocino NF

WILLOWS, Calif. – The Mendocino National Forest is rapidly approaching containment on the final three fires from last weekend’s lightning and resources are starting to be released from the incidents.

The Etsel Fire on the Covelo Ranger District is approximately 32 acres and 100 percent contained.  It is located in the Yuki Wilderness.

The Boardman Fire is approximately 95 acres and 40 percent contained.  However, resources have made great progress on the fire.

The Deer Fire, burning southeast of Lake Pillsbury, is approximately 100 acres and 80 percent contained.

There continues to be a chance of thunderstorms this weekend.  Firefighters will be watching for lightning fires which may result from the unsettled weather pattern.

Forest visitors are asked to be aware of their surroundings and be prepared for changing conditions.  This includes reporting visible smoke that could be from a wildfire.

To report a fire, please call 911.

As a reminder, the Mendocino National Forest is currently under fire restrictions.  Visitors are asked to follow regulations and be careful with anything with a flame or that can throw a spark in the forest.  For more information, please visit

For more information, please contact the Mendocino National Forest at 530-934-3316 or visit Updates are also available on Twitter @MendocinoNF.


Final update on last week’s lightning fires on the Mendocino NF