Incident Update

Monday September 15, 2014 7:00 AM


Fire Information Line: (707) 459-7425


Location: Black Bart Road County: Mendocino
Acres: 417 % Containment: 50%
Start Date & Time: Saturday September 13, 2014 @3:48PM    
Injuries: 3 Structures Threatened: 10  


Cause: Under Investigation Structures Destroyed:   5         Outbuildings Destroyed: 5




Fire Engines: 30 Fire Crews: 10 Bulldozers: 4


Water Tenders: 5 Total Personnel: 332



Current Situation: Fire is burning in a mix of grass, brush, oak and pine trees Firefighters are working in extreme conditions; high heat, low humidity, with the potential for erratic winds. Firefighters are aggressively utilizing resources to construct containment lines, extinguish hotspots near the containment lines & defend structures. The Evacuation Order has been cancelled. The American Red Cross has officially closed the Evacuation Shelter at Eagle Peak Middle School. Red Cross representatives have advised that it can be re-opened, should a need exist.

Road Closures: Black Bart Trail East.


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Cooperating Agencies: Potter Valley FD, Redwood Valley-Calpella FPD, Little Lake FPD, Ukiah Fire Authority, Hopland VFD, Cloverdale Fire, Anderson Valley FD, Laytonville FPD, Leggett Valley FPD, Comptche VFD, Brooktrails FD, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, California Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation, CAL OES, American Red Cross and California Highway Patrol.







BLACK FIRE Incident Update Monday September 15, 2014 7:00 AM