Mendocino-Complex Fire Prompts Mandatory Evacuations for southwest Glenn County

The Mendocino-Complex fire has prompted mandatory evacuations for the Pleasant Valley area of the Mendocino National Forest, in southwestern Glenn County.

Posted: Aug 14, 2018 1:40 PM
Updated: Aug 14, 2018 2:59 PM

GLENN COUNTY, Calif. - The Mendocino-Complex fire has prompted mandatory evacuations for the Pleasant Valley area of the Mendocino National Forest, in southwestern Glenn County, according to the Glenn County Sheriff's Office. 


The more than 300,000-acre fire has burned in Colusa, Mendocino and Lake Counties.


The areas are under mandatory evacuation as of Tuesday 1:30 p.m. are (only the forest area):


• The Mendocino National Forest boundary west to the Lake County line, south to the Colusa County line and north to Forest Road 20N07 also known as County Road 308.


The roads closed are:


• Forest Road 20N07 Road at forest boundary
• Forest Road 18N38 Road at the forest boundary
• Black Diamond Road at the Forest Boundary

Areas east of the Mendocino National Forest boundary to County Road 306 and north to County Road 308, including the town of Elk Creek, remain in Advisory Evacuation Notice. Residents in this area should be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice should the threat from the wildfire increase and the notice be upgraded, officials said. 


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