Incident Update

Friday, August 08, 2014 7:00 A.M.



Fire Information Line: (626) 622-7927


Location: Wilderness Lodge/Eel River Canyon County: Mendocino


Acres: 5400 % Containment: 30%


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


Injuries: 2 Structures Threatened: 35  


Cause: Lightning Estimated Cost: $9 million



Fire Engines: 151 Fire Crews: 42 Bulldozers: 30


  Helicopters: 15 Water Tenders: 25


Total Personnel: 1733


Current Situation: The fire continues to burn in heavy timber. Firefighters are challenged by steep, rugged terrain with difficult access. Fire activity increased yesterday as the eastern flank of the fire pushed to the south. The fire crossed the Eel River in two areas and continues to grow to the east. Structure defense preparation continues near populated areas and firefighting personnel continue to make progress constructing fire line across the northern and southern boundaries of the fire.

The Mendocino County Air Quality Management District has issued an air quality advisory due to smoke, haze, and degraded air quality throughout the county. Individuals with cardiac or respiratory disease, the elderly, or those who are sensitive to air pollution should avoid any outdoor activities.


Cooperating Agencies: Bureau of Land Management, Laytonville Fire Department, Mendocino County Sherriff’s Office, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California National Guard, California Conservation Corps, and CAL OES.




LODGE COMPLEX Incident Update Friday, August 08, 2014 7:00 A.M.