Daves Fire Burning on Mendocino National Forest
Incident: Daves Fire Wildfire
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WILLOWS, Calif. – The Daves Fire, currently burning on the Mendocino National Forest’s Grindstone Ranger District, is estimated this morning to be between 250 to 300 acres.
There is no estimated containment at this time. However, the fire is holding on Skidmore Ridge.
A Type 2 Incident Team is expected to arrive and begin to transition onto the fire later today.
Smoke from the fire is expected to be visible from the I-5 corridor today.
Visitors are asked to avoid the area for both firefighter and visitor safety. This includes County Road 55/Forest Road M4 southwest of Paskenta, including Black Bear Camp, and Forest Road M9 from County Road 313 west to Log Springs due to increased fire traffic in the area. Roads in this area are narrow, with few turnarounds, and large firefighting equipment will be traveling between Paskenta and the fire in the coming days.
The Daves fire was spotted yesterday afternoon and is the 15th fire discovered following the lightning storm early Monday.
As conditions continue to dry out and warm up, Forest firefighters anticipate discovering more lightning fires in the coming days.
For more information, please contact the Mendocino National Forest at 530-934-3316, or visit www.fs.usda.gov/mendocino. Updates will also be available on Twitter @Mendocino NF.