Mendocino Co. Sheriff Press Release:

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the possibility of a missing person in the area of the North Pass Fire. On August 22, 2012 at approximately 3:00 p.m., a cell phone call was made to the Cal-FIRE Command Center from a non-English speaking male. The Spanish speaking male was reporting being close to the flames and being in direct danger of the fire.

Numerous attempts were made to get a specific location of the subject without success.

The U.S. Forest Service has searched the possible location with a helicopter and Cal-FIRE has searched the area on foot.

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office has not received any reports of a missing person but is requesting anyone with information to contact Sergeant Shannon Barney, Search and Rescue Coordinator, at (707) 463-5667.