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A fire has broken out in the Cow Mountain area. The Mendocino Sheriff’s Office says as of 130pm it was at 10 acres and spreading at a moderate rate of speed. Cal Fire has responded with two air tankers, one copter, one dozer, one water tender and four engines.

Evacuations remain in the Baker Creek area for a large fire started by a trailer exploding over the weekend. Cal OES says as of this morning the fire they are calling the Grade Fire was at 900 acres and 25% contained. The only area under evacuation warning is the Bakers Creek Subdivision area. All other evacuation advisories were lifted last night and residents are encouraged to return home. Bakers Creek Road is currently closed but Highway 101 is open at the Willits Grade. When the evacuation warning is lifted, The Sheriff’s Office will issue an alert to the affected residents letting them know and will notify the public via the media and social media. Also, MCSO is asking the public not to call the their front desk or dispatch center unless absolutely necessary. Instead you are encouraged to visit the following for more the most up to date information: Mendocino Sheriff on Facebook, Cal Fire Incident Page Website and Cal Fire Mendocino Unit on Twitter.

Fire restrictions are now in effect in the Mendocino National Forest. They began last Saturday and will stay in place until rescinded. This means no fires, campfires, charcoal fires or stoves except in specifically designated recreation sites -you can see that list their website. You will need a California Campfire Permit for certain area and also to use lanterns or portable stoves. There is also no smoking expect in your car. You can still use Off-Highway Vehicles on designated roads and trails, as long as you have the required kind of spark arresters. 


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