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[UPDATE: Mandatory Evacuations Expanded] A Blaze Burns in Covelo; Evacuation Warnings Issued

Reports provided by Kym Kemp’s Redheaded Blackbelt:

An approximately 40 acre fire burning in the Short Creek Road and Hwy 162 area of Covelo has already burned one structure as of 5 p.m., according to Cal Fire Mendocino.

There is no containment.

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department has issued an evacuation warning for the Short Creek Road and Hill Road area near Capsitran Ranch.

“Please use caution and stay out of the area,” the Sheriff’s Office stated.

Nixle alert about the mandatory evacuations associated with the Covelo fire

UPDATE: 6:23 pm

A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for the area of Short Creek Road and Hill Road near Capistran Ranch due to the active fire in the area. The warning encouraged residents to evacuate via the “safest route possible”.

UPDATE: 6:40 pm

Cal Fire is estimating the Covelo “Creek Fire’ is currently ay 200 acres.

UPDATE: 7:10 pm

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office & Cal Fire at the sight of Covelo’s Creek Fire [Picture by Sheriff Matt Kendall]

According to a Nixle Alert, the “Creek Fire” continues to grow and mandatory evacuation areas have been expanded:

COVELO EVACUATION ORDER. NORTHERN BOUNDARY SHORT CREEK RD AND THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 162 EAST TO THE EEL RIVER. EAST OF SHORT CREEK RD TO EAST LANE. EAST LANE TO HILL RD. EAST OF HILL RD TO MILL CREEK. MILL CREEK TO THE EEL RIVER. WEST OF THE EEL RIVER TO THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY.

Covelo’s Creek Fire [Picture by Otis Brotherton]
Covelo’s Creek Fire [Picture by Mendocino County Sheriff Matt Kendall]

UPDATE: 7:35 pm

According to scanner reports, Covelo’s Creek Fire is currently at 500 acres.

Video take by Picture taken by Natalie Eden Warpole

UPDATE: 8:45 pm Cal Fire Incident Update

The Creek Fire burns into the night [Photography by Jessi Alvarado]

UPDATE: 8/19/2020 8:00 am

Cal Fire published an update on Covelo’s “Creek Fire” descried the blaze as 1000 acres and 20% contained. According to the press release, one structure has been destroyed, eight are threatened.

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