Wednesday, August 13, 2014 7:00 A.M.
Fire Information Line: (626) 622-7927
Location: Wilderness Lodge/Eel River Canyon County: Mendocino
Acres: 11,100 % Containment: 45%
Start Date & Time: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 6:27 am
Injuries: 11 Structures Threatened: 16
Fire Engines: 190 Fire Crews: 60 Bulldozers: 28
Helicopters: 13 Water Tenders: 24
Total Personnel: 2179
Current Situation: Firefighters continue to improve line in the areas of the Tenmile and Low Gap Creek
drainages. Fire spread is expected to be minimal, however high potential for extreme fire behavior exists.
Areas of the fire burning in duff and slow surface litter are being closely monitored. Interior portions of
the fire will continue to burn and may be visible from Highway 101. Resources continue to improve
contingency lines in the areas of Hargus Road and Tenmile.
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.
Cause: Lightning Estimated Cost: $24 million