38 thoughts on “UPDATE 11:30am – Two fires in Mendo: 4500ac. in Redwood Valley, 1500ac. in Potter Valley, 0% containment, 11 structures burned, evacuations ordered, 101 closed, two people burned

  1. There are still many fires burning on the West ridge of Potter Valley. Huge flames are visible, and fires stretch for miles, with 35 mph winds blowing towards Redwood Valley. Absolutely surreal and catastrophic. Thank you firefighters! We’re praying for you & all the families involved.

    • 128 to booneville then to the coast, take 1 south to bodega and then out to where ever. 20 is shut off at clearlake oaks. 29 is shut off at calistoga american canyon and 101 is shut at santa rosa and wilits. most people will probablys stay put in ukaih or hopland

    • Is there any news on the structures that were lost? My parents live on West road. I have heard from them and know they are ok, but no need on their home.

  2. Praying for friends who have now lost their homes in Redwood Valley! Fires are burning everywhere, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino. I’m scared because I live against the western hills of Ukiah and have so many dry trees behind my house. I can hear fire engines on Hwy 101 heading north. Horrible!

    • 4 years later out in redwood valley and burned trees still fall across the road regularly and our little swimming hole park is abandoned and forgotten. Luckily the guardrails have mostly been replaced but on the whole the place still looks like hell and water, power and road issues abound. I wonder what we’ve learned. Definitely not about fallen trees blocking roads in an emergency.

  3. just got a call from my mom, her and tve family got evacuated and home is gone. The family and my mom are at evacuation center. Thank you for this article and fire fighters for saving lives

  4. Wow maybe we should bring cal fire in from out of the areas to start containing! Good idea? Planes bore eights helicopters etc to bring us out of the 0 contained! Little slow reacting many of us feel ! Get help please!!!we are praying for those continue to suffers from this horrific fire! Thank you for those fight it for us as of now praise God we get more help!!

  5. Many thanks to you for your coverage. The UDJ is charging to read their story but you’re on it for us. Donation to follow.

  6. Thank you for covering this for the news. My prayers are with my neighbors in mendo, lake and somoma counties. I will definitely be making a donation to The Mendocino voice as it appears to be the only Outlet reporting on our local community.

    • Hi Quillen, have you heard anything yet? I prayers for you and all in the valley as I have family there and it’s also my home. I lived at 8909 colony drive redwood valley for over 20 years growing up if you have any news can you please tell me. Thank you and God bless you!

    • Britta, This is Anne, I was married to Kenny Miller. With all of devastating fires, you and your mom have been on my mind. I hope and pray that you remain safe and sound. Anne Pritchett

  7. Does anyone know of anything about the town of willits?? I have a lot of family there and i cant find anything out.

  8. I just want to say thank you to all firefighter, I pray you get the energy to keep up the good work, God bless all of you wonderful peaple.

  9. Thank you for your site. The best that I have found to keep up with things. I was born and raised in Willits so have many memories and friends there. This is all so surreal! My thank yous to the brave firefighters fighting to solve this. What a job. We all appreciate all of you and wish we could do something. Will be rewarded when this is all over. Hang in there! God bless. Lillian

  10. Any updates on Ridgewood Road? Dear friends live at 3600 Ridgewood Road (north side), about 0.8 mile before Lakewood Drive going up hill. Thank you.

  11. My friends have replied. Per a radio announcement today, 10/15/17, they can go home an noon. Thank goodness they are lucky.
    What a harrowing experience!

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