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.
The newest NIXLE order link is broken. Can you guys update the evacuation map????
Better info nort a d south 101 before drivers find themselves stuck on the freeway going nowhere
In the time since this article was last updated, the fire’s forward progress has been halted for now at around five or six acres, moving eastward in the Calpella area. Mandatory evacuations remain in place for the time being, with other zones of Calpella under warning. 101 Northbound is open to one way controlled traffic.
Always remember the most inportant thing when it comes to fire you the fire fighter ,or. You home owner ,your life comes first
What the hell? Every time I tried to access any kind of information about this fire all I got was a bunch of come on to buy internet services. I never could get through to any kind of information until the fire had long been suppressed. What is Zone 1 2 3 4 5? Know where did I ever find any indication of what the zones were. Should I leave should I stay should I wonder what zone I’m in? Everything on the internet was totally worthless to me. So I just sat still and waited for the fire to come. Thankfully somebody put it out and I didn’t have to evacuate but I probably would not have known that I should evacuate and tell some poor bastard came and knocked on my door. A lot of work needs to be done in this respect. Respectfully? Philip Coleman
Many many people are extremely confused about the damn Zones!
Even here in Butte, Modoc, Siskyou, Tehama counties.
Heres the link to the map zones sorry j couldnt help u faster
Heres the link to the map zones sorry I couldnt help u faster
Can anyone tell me if the fire is out or not? Need to go into Ukiah today from Lake County and need to know if Hwy 101 is open from Hwy 20
Has it been reported yet which structure was destroyed?
Also want to know if the 101 is closed? Anyone know?