The Mendocino Complex Fire is the largest fire in California’s history, and it includes the Ranch and River Fires, which are totaling more than 300,000 acres as of August 8. Here are updated details with interactive maps of the fires’ current locations.
Firefighters Gained 26 Percent on Containing the Ranch Fire on August 8
The Ranch Fire is currently 251,166 acres and 46 percent contained. This is actually good news. Although the fire has grown some, yesterday it was only 20 percent contained. A 26 percent containment in one day is a sign that firefighters may be getting control of this fire, as long as the weather cooperates. High, gusty winds can sometimes cause complications with fire suppression.
The River Fire, which is also part of the Mendocino Complex fire, is holding at 48,920 acres, and an increase in containment of 3 percent for a total of 81 percent of the fire contained.
The total acreage for the Mendocino Complex fire is 300,086 acres and 47 percent contained. Officials are hopeful that they will have full containment by September 1. So far, there have been no fatalities from these fires. However, 116 residences have been destroyed and more than 10,000 structures are currently threatened, according to CAL FIRE.
Here Are Interactive Maps of the Mendocino Complex Fire
Here is a map of the two fires, as released by CAL FIRE on August 8:
InciwebMendocino Complex Fire Map
You can see a full PDF of the map here.
Below is an interactive map of the River and Ranch Fires, part of the greater Mendocino Complex Fire. Click on the box on the upper right to see a full-sized map. This includes advisory evacuations, mandatory evacuations, and emergency shelter information. It’s an unofficial map, not provided by an official source.
You can also view the following interactive maps to get a better idea of the Mendocino Complex Fire’s location. Just zoom in to the individual Ranch or River fires to get a better idea of where they are located near you. This map below is an official interactive map of some of the bigger fires in California, constantly being updated, provided by CAL FIRE and Google. Fires in red are active and fires in black are contained. Zoom in to the Ranch and River fires for more details.
Next is the California Governor’s office’s fire map for comparison, which is embedded …read more