UPDATE 2:32 p.m. — A second fire is burning very near this one, a fully involved structure at North State Street and Lake Mendocino Drive. Cal Fire has now responded with aircraft and is making retardant drops.
Law enforcement officers are going door to door tell people to evacuate, but finding some resistance.
Here is the mandatory evacuation order from the MCSO Nixle:
MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER FOR CALPELLA, CA. THERE IS A WILDFIRE IN THE AREA AND THE FOLLOWING PLACES ARE UNDER MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER: NORTH STATE STREET NEAR AGNES LANE NORTH TO CALPELLA, CENTRAL AVENUE, HOPKINS STREET, MOORE STREET, EASTSIDE CALPELLA ROAD, GRAZIANO LANE, THIRD STREET, AND DURABLE MILL ROAD. EVACUATE THE AREA NOW IN THE SAFEST ROUTE POSSIBLE.
UPDATE 2:20 p.m. — Firefighters are now asking for mandatory evacuations to be issued and made, north of Agnes Lane, and east of the 101. The other details sketchy. We’ll continue updating.
This fire is being called the East Incident, and is being handled by Redwood Valley Fire with assistance by Cal Fire.
MENDOCINO Co., 8/26/20 — Another fire has broken out, this one along U.S. Route 101 about a mile south of Calpella long the northbound lane. Scanner chatter indicated that the fire is burning in “light flashy fuels,” something that usually means dry grass, and has a fast rate of spread, and is threatening some structures.