Eel Fire in Mendocino County grows to 865 acres

California: Mendocino Complex Fire Explodes to 28000 Acres

The larger Ranch Fire, which has burned 47,339 acres is now 10 percent contained, while the 27,000-acre River Fire is 8 percent contained.

Cal Fire said 10 homes had been destroyed and two damaged, although officials said they expected those numbers to increase.

The Carr Fire stood as the most formidable of 94 wildfires burning across 13 U.S. Western states, from Texas to Alaska, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. ( AFP ) A home burns as the River Fire moves through the area in Lakeport, California. While the CalFire Twitter feed says the fire is 856 acres, he said it is now 650 acres. The area is north of Burris Lane, east of Eastside Potter valley Road, south of 10511 Eastside Potter Valley Road, and east of Lake Mendocino County Line. Westgate Petroleum, which is located just beyond mandatory evacuation borders on Highway 29, remained open and in business.

Farther north, police said five people were arrested on suspicion of entering areas evacuated due to the explosive wildfire around Redding.

Lakeport remained under a mandatory evacuation order, but residents were allowed to return to the nearby towns of Finley and Kelseyville on Tuesday.

Lake County sheriff's Lt. Corey Paulich said Monday that two blazes are encroaching on Lakeport, Upper Lake and Nice but have not yet reached heavily populated areas. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m.at Kelseyville High School. As of Monday afternoon, these shelters all had room for more people, but called for food donations from anyone who could help. If mandatory evacuations are put into effect, the inhabitants of the shelters will be moved.

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"The weather is going to be more of the same", said Mendocino County Undersheriff Matt Kendall to the Bee.

No new evacuations were ordered during the night, according to Cal Fire.

Sheriff's officials said their deputies and deputies from the Lake County Sheriff's Office "worked throughout the night to safely transfer the inmates to our Santa Rita Jail" in Dublin.

The Lake County Air Quality Management District issued a report Sunday evening saying that "current particulate levels in Lake County are in the range from "Unhealthy" to "Very Unhealthy" throughout Lake County with localized areas reaching "Hazardous" levels".

In Clearlake, City Manager Greg Folsom reported that waste collection services had been interrupted due to the fires, and that the planned August 1 State of the City address would be postponed until a date yet to be determined.

Others will provide local fire department station coverage, some will be assigned as initial attack resources for new fire starts and others will pre-position in anticipation of the next round of lightning forecasted for California.

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