The following is a post published on the San Francisco District, US Army Corps of Engineers Facebook page:
Last week’s 257-acre Hopkins Fire burned to the western shore of Lake Mendocino and caused significant damage to the Pomo B and C Recreation Areas. On Friday, Sept. 17, San Francisco District Commander Lt. Col. Kevin Arnett traveled to Lake Mendocino to inspect the damage to the recreational area and to get a status report from Lake Mendocino Park Manager Poppy Lozoff.
The fire was 100% contained by Sept. 20, but the recreation mission at Lake Mendocino remains closed to the public until further notice in the area of the wildfire.
The District’s thoughts and prayers are with the communities of Calpella, Lake Ridge, Black Oak Estates, and Marina Drive. There were more than 10 homes lost. Many of the homes belonged to neighbors that Lake Mendocino staff would regularly see in or around the park.