Incident Update

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 6:00 P.M.



Fire Information Line: (626) 622-7927


Location: Wilderness Lodge Area County: Mendocino


Acres: 3800 % Containment: 15%


Start Date & Time: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 @ 6:27 am    


Injuries: 0 Structures Threatened: 43  


Cause: Lightning Estimated Cost: $5.4 million



Fire Engines: 101 Fire Crews: 28 Bulldozers: 28


  Helicopters: 14 Water Tenders: 27

Total Personnel: 1263

                        Current Situation: The fire isburning in heavy timber.   Firefighters are challenged by steep, rugged terrain with difficult access. The fire has spread north and east along the Eel river canyon and moved closer to the Big Bend / Low Gap creek areas. Firefighting personnel and equipment are actively working to construct fireline across the northern boundary of the fire.

 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.

A community meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Harwood Memorial Park hall. The hall is located at 44400 Willis Avenue in Laytonville.


Lodge Complex Update 8/5 @ 6pm