The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino National Forest:
The Slide 1 Fire, located 1.5 miles north of Mount Linn in the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness, is 100% contained at 473 acres, as of Tuesday evening.
“I want to express my deep appreciation for everyone’s hard work,” said Forest Supervisor Wade McMaster.
Precipitation moved over the fire on Monday and rained on firefighters for several hours during the day shift. Hotshot crews finished securing containment line during Tuesday’s shift. Today crews will be backhauling supplies and equipment from the fireline using aircraft.
Over the next several days firefighters will be working with resource advisors on opportunities for suppression repair. Several crews and equipment are being demobilized. A helicopter remains assigned to the incident for reconnaissance. On Thursday the type-3 incident will transition to a type-4 incident.
Forest officials remind visitors that a closure is in effect for the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness area within the Grindstone Ranger District, Ides Cove Backpacker Trailhead, Ides Cove Horsepacker Trailhead, roads and trails in that area.
Information about the Slide 1 Fire and related closures are available on Inciweb at https://inciweb.wildfire.gov/incident-information/camnf-2023-slide-1.
This is the final update for the Slide 1 Fire.