Eel Fire in Mendocino County grows to 865 acres

Eel Fire in Mendocino County grows to 865 acres

The Carr Fire in California's Shasta County had consumed over 112,000 acres and stood at 30 percent contained late on July 31, having destroyed almost 1,000 homes.

The River and Ranch Fires are being called the Mendocino Complex Fires, since they are burning near each other. They both started on Friday.

According to Cal Fire six homes have been destroyed by the Mendocino Complex fires and 10,200 structures are threatened. It is 35 percent contained.

The staff at the administrative annex of the Redding, California, outpatient clinic was evacuated when the fires got too close, but the two main facilities, which serve about 800 veterans daily, remain open, VA Northern California Health Care System officials said Tuesday. Crews worked throughout the night to reinforce containment lines.

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Cal Fire said shifting winds, steep terrain and previously unburned fuels contributed to the fire, which broke out on July 23. Seven residences and three outbuildings have been destroyed between the two fires. Four firefighters were treated for heat-related issues. If a fire is spreading and evacuations are being ordered, or if a gunman is on a school campus and hostages are being taken, Lucy (lparesh@lalate.com) has it covered. Small animals will be accepted at the Mendocino County Animal Shelter.

No death have been reported from the Mendo Complex Fires.

For more emergency alerts, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office is using their Facebook page. "We're going to be in the 102 to 105 range, with very low humidity".

Lake County sheriff's Lt. Corey Paulich said Monday that two blazes are encroaching on Lakeport, Upper Lake and Nice but have not yet reached heavily populated areas.

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