Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Lake, Mendocino and Napa County on Saturday afternoon, as the Mendocino Complex fires and the Steele fire burn through northern California.
The Mendocino complex fire, burning through Lake and Mendocino Counties, has now grown to 24,270 acres and is 10 percent contained, according to a Cal Fire update from 8:00 this morning.
“Crews worked throughout the night to reinforce containment lines. Weather conditions will continue to challenge firefighters as hot, dry and windy conditions persist. A lack of available suppression and overhead personnel will also slow the firefighting efforts,” the Cal Fire release stated.
The River Fire, north of Hopland is now at 11,028 acres and is 5 percent contained.
The Ranch Fire, burning near Highway 20, northeast of Ukiah is now the larger of the two at 13,242 acres and five percent containment.
The following are updated evacuation maps posted by the Mendocino Sheriff’s Office:
The Public Information Line number is 707-574-8261. The Cal Fire Mendocino Unit says they are receiving a large volume of calls and to try again if they do not answer.