Saturday, August 09, 2014 7:00 A.M.
Fire Information Line: (626) 622-7927
Wilderness Lodge/Eel River Canyon
Start Date & Time:
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 6:27 am
Structures Threatened: 58
Total Personnel: 1950
Current Situation: The fire continues to burn in heavy timber. Firefighters are challenged by steep, rugged terrain with difficult access. Late yesterday afternoon the fire made significant runs on the eastern portion of the fire. Eight firefighters were injured as the fire crested a portion of Brush Mountain. All eight firefighters were transported to burn centers and treated for burns; they remain in stable condition. We will provide further information about the injured firefighters as it becomes available for release
An Evacuation Order has been issued for the area around the eastern boundary of the Lodge Fire in the following areas:
Camp Seabow, Elder Place, Tan Oak Park, Bald Mountain Ranch, Mad Creek,
Elk Creek east of Brush Mountain
An evacuation shelter has been set up by the American Red Cross at the Leggett School, 1 School Way
Please visit www.wildlandfirersg.org for information on how to prepare for an evacuation.
Community meetings will be held today, in Leggett and Laytonville. The meeting in Leggett will begin at 1:00PM at Leggett School, 1 School Way. The meeting in Laytonville will begin at 5:00PM at the Harwood Hall, 44400 Willis Ave.
Cooperating Agencies: Bureau of Land Management, Laytonville Fire Department, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California National Guard, California Conservation Corps, CAL OES, and the American Red Cross.
Estimated Cost: $11 million