1,000 Mendocino structures threatened by Redwood Complex Fire

MENDOCINO – Among the fires burning in Northern California is the Redwood Complex Fire burning in our neighboring county of Mendocino.

To take a closer look – the Redwood Complex Fire, made up of the Redwood Fire and the Sulphur Fire, have together burned an approximate 34,000 acres and are currently burning west of the Mendocino National Forest in Potter Valley, and the community of Clearlake.

There have been six fatalities in these fires alone and approximately eight thousand people have had to evacuate from the area.

250 homes have been destroyed by the fires so far, along with 90 other structures – and 1,000 structures are still threatened.

1,500 fire personnel have been dedicated to the Redwood Complex Fire, and CalFire expects to have full containment of the fire by the beginning of next month.

The phone numbers for the redwood complex fire information lines through Calfire are as follows:

Fire Information Line: (Redwood) 707-467-6428

Fire Information Line (Sulphur) 707-967-4207

CalFire recommends you download their “Ready for Wildfire” app, which provides up-to-date information on individual fires throughout the state.