California Wildfire Update: the Mendocino-Lake Complex Fires

Updated: October 19, 2017

  Redwood/Potter Fires Sulphur Fire
Counties Involved Mendocino Lake
Date Started: Oct 8 (10:36 pm) for Redwood / Oct 9 (12:30 am) for Sulphur  
Source Location North of Hwy 20, west of Mendocino Natl Forest, south of Black Bart  
Current Acres Burned: 35,800 2,500
Current Containment 50% 80%
Structures Destroyed 436 homes  
Lives Lost 8  
Cause(s) of Fire Under Investigation  
Evacuations 8,000

Current Structures Destroyed: __ including 436 single family homes.

Fatalities: 8