Thursday, August 07, 2014 7:00 P.M.
Fire Information Line: (626) 622-7927
Wilderness Lodge/Eel River Canyon
Start Date & Time:
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 6:27 am
Structures Threatened: 35
Total Personnel: 1734
Current Situation: The fire continues to burn in heavy timber. Firefighters are challenged by steep, rugged terrain with difficult access. Fire activity increased today as the eastern flank of the fire pushed to the south. The fire crossed the Eel River in two areas and continues to grow. Structure defense preparation continues in Tan Oak Park and around Ten Mile Creek. Firefighting personnel and equipment are actively working to construct fire line across the northern boundary of the fire and secure existing containment lines.
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.
Estimated Cost: $9 million