UPDATED 8/15/19 6:30 p.m. — Containment on the Moose Fire went up another 10% today, reaching 85%. The number of personnel has been reduced by over 100 people, and there are no longer helicopters on the scene. There are 328 people remaining on the fire, including 16 engines and hand crews, six water tenders, and one dozer, and crews are patrolling the interior for hot spots and mopping up.
MENDOCINO Co., 8/15/19 — Containment on the Moose Fire has reached 75%, with firefighters making significant progress over the last several days, according to the morning report from Cal Fire. There are currently 446 personnel on the fire, who will remain on scene today to ensure there are no flare ups and to “mop up” in the interior of the fire. Our previous coverage of the Moose Fire, which began just after 5 p.m. on Monday, can be read here. The full report from Cal Fire this morning is included below.
Cal Fire and the Laytonville Volunteer Fire Department also responded to a fire on Branscomb Road east of Laytonville yesterday, called the Mud Fire, which reached 5.16 acres in size, but was quickly contained. Two engines will be on the scene today to mop up and ensure no hot spots flare up.
Here’s Cal Fire’s full morning report on the Moose Fire from August 15:2019-AM-MOOSE-Incident-Update-CAL-FIRE-MEU-8-15-19-AM