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Mendocino County Sheriff's Office (CA)
Tuesday August 7th, 2018 :: 02:20 p.m. PDT


Evacuation Warning Lifted



WHEN: AUGUST 7, 2018 at 2:00 P.M.

WHERE: All Areas of Mendocino County (Mandatory Evacuation Orders and Warnings) affected by the Ranch and River Fires have been lifted in the following areas and may return home:

South of Pine Avenue in Potter Valley, west of the Mendocino/Lake County Line.


1. Mendocino County north of Pine Road, south of the Eel River, West of the Mendocino/Lake County Line and east of 10500 block of Mid Mountain Road remains under a Mandatory Evacuation Order.

2. Mendocino County north of Mid Mountain Road, south of the Eel River, west of the 10500 Block of Mid Mountain Road, and east of East Potters Valley/Eel River Roads remains in a Evacuation Warning.

3. The Bureau of Land Management closure of the Cow Mountain Recreation Area remains in effect.

NOTES: SAFETY MESSAGE – The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures. If you see electrical wires on the ground, stay clear and contact PG&E immediately. Trees and poles with deep charring, particularly if still smoking, should be considered hazardous. Please drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. As you re-enter your property and evaluate damage, be aware that hazardous conditions may exist, particularly if a residence or out-building has burned. Hazards may include asbestos, heavy metals, by-products of plastic combustion and various other chemicals. Proper protective equipment, including, masks, gloves and eye protection should be worn when encountering these hazards.

Residents may experience very smokey conditions as the firefight continues. Smokey conditions can be unhealthful to many people especially children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.

We have established an Information Center at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Lakeport. If you have any questions or need information please come to our information center or call the number above.

For more up to date information please check the Mendocino Sheriff Facebook page

To learn more about wildfire preparedness visit:

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office (CA)
951 Low Gap Rd
Ukiah, CA 95482

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-463-4411

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