CAL FIRE says the Mendocino Complex Fires have burned a total of 364,145 acres and is 67% contained overall.

The U.S. Forest Service says the fires, compromised of the Ranch and River Fires, is expected to be fully contained on September 1st.

CAL FIRE says 147 homes and 118 other structures have been destroyed. About 1,025 homes remain threatened.

The Ranch Fire is located northeast of Ukiah while the River Fire is northeast of Hopland. 

Utah firefighter Matt Burchett died Monday after being struck by a tree.

The 42-year old was airlifted and transported to the hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Draper officials say a group of five Draper City firefighters deployed to California on August 2nd to help bring the fire under control.

Draper Mayor Troy Walker said Tuesday in a statement posted on the city's Facebook page that the firefighter's death was "tragic news" and that he was "a true hero."

Six firefighters have died in the massive wave of California wildfires, but this was the first death from the Mendocino Complex.

The cause of the fires remain under investigation. 

Evacuations remain in place. To see the latest, click here.


The Lake County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Forest Service has issued a mandatory evacuation for the Lucerne, Pepperwood Grove, Paradise Valley, Glenhaven & Clearlake Oaks areas due to the Mendocino Complex Fires.

Potter Valley is also being evacuated in the areas east of eastside Potter Valley Road and Eel River Road, south of Eel River, west of the Mendocino Lake County line and north of Mid Mountain Road. 

The U.S. Forest Service says the complex is now 157,450 acres and 30%. The complex is made up of two separate fires - the Ranch Fire northeast of Ukiah and the River Fire, northeast of Hopland. 

CAL FIRE says the complex has destroyed 41 homes, and 47 other structures. Another 9,200 structures remain threatened. 

The complex is expected to be fully contained by August 8th. 


California officials say fire crews have made some gains against twin wildfires that are threatening several lakeside towns.

The state's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Tuesday that firefighters increased containment from 5 to 10 percent of the two fires straddling Mendocino and Lake counties in Northern California.

The wildfires have destroyed seven homes and have burned 116 square miles (300 square kilometers) of rural land.

Officials on Monday ordered residents of two towns near Clear Lake to evacuate.

The notice was for the towns of Kelseyville and Finley and brought the number of people affected by the those fires to about 18,000.

The River and Ranch Fires are being called the Mendocino Complex Fires, since they are burning near each other.

They both started on Friday afternoon and the causes are under investigation.

Cal Fire says they expect full containment by August 6.

Over 10,000 structures are threatened and a list of mandatory evacuations and advisories can be found at the bottom of this report.

Evacuation centers are set up at Mendocino College on Hensley Creek Road, Lower Lake High School at Lake Street, Lower Lake, Twin Pines Casino at Middletown and Clearlake Senior Center at Bowers Avenue.

Animal evacuation centers are at the Redwood Riders Arena at East Road in Redwood Valley (accepting horses) and Animal Care at Plant Road (accepting small animals).

So far seven homes have been destroyed along with three outbuildings.

The Nevada Army National Guard has sent one Chinook helicopter and one Black Hawk helicopter to northern California to battle the wildfires. All told, 16 Soldiers are in Lakeport helping with the suppression fight. 

(Cal Fire contributed to this report).