UPDATE 8:15 P.M.: Pass Fire (Now called the North Pass Fire) is now at 10,000 acres and only 10% contained. Forty-five residences are threatened and there are mandatory evacuations (see below.)
Mendocino Sheriff Press Release:
Effective Immediately- The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Mandatory Evacuation Order for any and all residents of the following areas:
Indian Dick Road (USFS Road M1), east of the Town of Covelo, all residents on Indian Dick Road from the intersection of Mendocino Pass Road (USFS Road FH7), north, to the Trinity County Line and East to the Tehama County Line. This order includes all residences and USFS campsites at Howard Lake Campground, Little Doe Campground, and Hammerhorn Lake Campground.
Blands Cove Road, east of the Town of Covelo, from the start of the Traveler’s Home Wilderness Trail Head, north to the Trinity County Line.
Road Closures, Blands Cove Road and Indian Dick Road (USFS Road M1) will be closed to all non-emergency traffic in the areas noted above. These road closures remain in effect until the mandatory evacuation order is rescinded.
Anyone displaced by this evacuation order can contact the American Red Cross for housing assistance at (707)463-0112 or (855)891-7325.
Anyone having questions regarding this order can contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office at (707)463-6536.
An update was added:
On 8-21-2012 a Reverse 911 telephone call was dispatched in error to all registered residents in Mendocino County, in regards to the Covelo Pass Fires.
The Mendocino County Sheriffs Office is sorry for this inconvenience in its efforts to advise those effected.
The intent was to advise those in the previously described evacuation zone (United States Forest Service Road M1 which is located North East of Covelo), to prepare for mandatory evacuations.