Thursday, August 14, 2014 7:00 A.M.
Fire Information Line: (626) 622-7927
Location: Wilderness Lodge/Eel River Canyon County: Mendocino
Acres: 11,900 % Containment: 55%
Start Date & Time: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 6:27 am
Injuries: 12 Structures Threatened: 16
Fire Engines: 171 Fire Crews: 55 Bulldozers: 21
Helicopters: 13 Water Tenders: 29
Total Personnel: 1936
Current Situation: Cooler weather and an increase in the relative humidity assisted firefighters in
completing their line in the area of the Eel River. Heavy smoke will continue to be present throughout the
Ukiah Valley. Interior portions of the fire will continue to burn and may be visible from Highway 101.
The American Red Cross has officially closed the Evacuation Shelter at Leggett School. Red Cross
representatives have advised that it can be re-opened, should a need exist.
The Evacuation Order in the following areas has been downgraded to an Evacuation Warning –
Camp Seabow, Bowman Ranch, Hunt Ranch, Tan Oak Park, Elk Creek and Mad Creek.
The Evacuation Order is still in effect for the areas south of Highway 101, west of Cummings Road to
Leggett. These areas include: The Hermitage, Big Bend and Camp St. Michael. We will continue to
evaluate the need for the evacuation order as the incident progresses.
Please visit www.wildlandfirersg.org for information on how to prepare for an evacuation.
Cooperating Agencies: Bureau of Land Management, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, Laytonville
Volunteer Fire Department, USFS, Leggett Valley Fire Department, Cahto Tribal Council, Laytonville
County Water District, Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Highway Patrol, California
Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California National Guard, California Conservation Corps,
CAL OES, and the American Red Cross.
Cause: Lightning Estimated Cost: $27 million
LODGE COMPLEX Incident Update Thursday, August 14, 2014 7:00 A.M.