Ranch and River Fires burn thousands of acres in Mendocino County

Both fires are about 8 miles from Ukiah, California

Mendocino Complex of Fires

Above: firefighters on the Mendocino Complex of Fires July 27, 2018. Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office photo.

(Originally published at 10:20 a.m. PDT July 28, 2018)

Two fires that started at around noon on July 27 have burned thousands of acres in Mendocino County, California.

The Ranch Fire, northeast of Ukiah just off Highway 20, has burned about 3,500 acres and one outbuilding near Potter Valley.

(To see all of the articles on Wildfire Today about the Mendocino Complex of Fire, click HERE.)

The River Fire southeast of Ukiah has burned about 6,000 acres and one residence.

Mendocino Complex of Fires
Map showing heat detected on the Ranch and River Fires at 3:31 a.m. PDT July 28, 2018. Click to enlarge.

These fires are being managed together as part of the Mendocino Complex of Fires.

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s office has ordered mandatory evacuations.

Mendocino Complex of Fires
The Mendocino Complex of Fires July 27, 2018. Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office photo.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+