Incident Update

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 7:00 P.M.



Fire Information Line: (626) 622-7927

Location: Wilderness Lodge/Eel River Canyon County: Mendocino  
Acres: 11,000 % Containment: 45%
Start Date & Time: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 6:27 am    
Injuries: 11 Structures Threatened: 16  


Cause: Lightning Estimated Cost: $24 million



Fire Engines: 189 Fire Crews: 62 Bulldozers: 28


  Helicopters: 13 Water Tenders: 25

Total Personnel: 2324


Current Situation: Firefighters continue to experience challenges in the southeast portion of the fire. Crews will take advantage of the change in local weather to support suppression efforts.  Interior portions of the fire will continue to burn and may be visible from highway 101. Resources continue to improve contingency lines in the area of Cahto Peak and Ten Mile Creek.


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.


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.



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.



LODGE COMPLEX Incident Update Tuesday, August 12, 2014 7:00 P.M.