Wildfire in Mendocino County, CA
UPDATE 13: Redwood Valley Fire (Mendocino Lake Complex) is now 100% contained. Bear Fire (Santa Cruz County) is 95% contained. Atlas Fire (Southern LNU Complex) is 97% contained. Nuns Fire(Oakmont, Norrbom, Adobe, Pressley, Patrick) is 94% contained, Sulphur Fire (Mendocino Lake Complex) is 99% contained. Pocket Fire (Central NLU Complex) is now 94% contained.
UPDATE 12: A considerable breakthrough was made lately by the fire crews. Several wildfires are almost contained: Sulphur Fire (Mendocino County) is 99% contained; Pocket Fire (in Sonoma County) is 92% contained; Tubb Fire between Calistoga and Santa Rosa (Napa and Sonoma county) is 94% contained.
UPDATE 11: The fire is now 36.523 acres and 97% contained. 545 structures were destroyed and 43 were damaged.
UPDATE 10: The fire is now 36.523 acres and 97% contained.
UPDATE 9: The fire is now 36.523 acres and 95% contained.
UPDATE 8: The fire has been contained up to 75% and 35.800 acres.
UPDATE 7: At least 60 people are still reported missing. The death toll has risen to 42.
UPDATE 6: The Mendocino County Fire (Redwood Valley) has burned 35.800 acres and is 60% contained.
UPDATE 5: Progress has been made as three fires have been 100% contained by the crews: the Gypsum Canyon Fire in Orange County, the Wilson Fire in San Diego County, and the York Fire in Monterey County. Blazes are still active and dangerous in most parts of Northern California.
UPDATE 4: Death toll rises to 41 people and hundreds of people are still missing. More than 10,000 firefighters are supported by air tankers and helicopters.
UPDATE 3: 32 people have died and nearly 222,000 acres were burned in the wildfires.
UPDATE 2: At least 31 people have been killed in the California wildfires. More than half of them were in Sonoma County. Officials are calling this "one of the worst natural disasters in California history."
UPDATE 1: Redwood/Potter Fires (Mendocino County) har reached 30,000 acres burned and is just 5% contained. The Firefighters are still struggling to evaluate and implement structure protection, do tactical patrols improve existing fire lines. Crews are keeping a close watch on the weather, with an expectation that gusty winds will return. The authorities have confirmed two more deaths, the number os deceased person reaching to 23. More than 180 persons are injured.
UPDATE: Around 550 people are reported missing. The death toll has risen to 21.
UPDATE: At least 17 people are confirmed dead, while an estimated 2,000 buildings are destroyed or damaged by the fires.
UPDATE: Over 100 people are reported missing.
UPDATE: At least 11 people have died in the California wildfires. The Atlas Fire has spread on more than 8,000 acres. Over 20,000 people have now been evacuated. 1,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed.
A regional wildfire is active in Mendocino County, CA.
The fire spread across 4,500 acres west of the Mendocino National Forest.
One person was killed and several homes were destroyed.
Evacuations were forced in Redwood Valley.
Many local and regional wildfires are already sweeping across Northern California. Governor Jerry Brown has declared a State of Emergency.
Updates to follow.