The Lodge Fire burning southeast of Leggett continues spreading northwards. Cal Fire has called a meeting at 1 p.m. in South Leggett at the Redwood Mercantile to brief residents on the coming fire. Currently, Cal Fire is saying that 35 structures in the area are believed to be threatened.

A press release from that agency at 8:30 a.m. said, “Structure defense preparation began from Tan Oak Park to Big Bend. Firefighting personnel and equipment are actively working to construct fireline across the northern boundary of the fire and secure existing containment lines.”

Very rough depiction of the area in which structures are being prepared for the oncoming fire.{Map from Google Mpags.]

The Lodge Fire is currently burning on 4600 acres with only 25% containment. Over 1600 personnel are stationed in the area to fight the blaze.

Tent city north of Laytonville for fire crews fighting the Lodge Complex Fire. [Photo by Crystal Salomon.]

Previously on the Redheaded Blackbelt: