The River and Ranch fires have been combined by Cal Fire into a grouping known as the Mendocino Complex. The River Fire, which started near Hopland, and the Ranch Fire, which started near Potter Valley, have now caused evacuations in Lake, Colusa, and Glenn Counties. Meanwhile, large fires near Redding and near Yosemite have caused much damage, with smoke spreading all over Northern California.
Local Assistance Center
There will be a Local Assistance Center for people affected by the fires. It will be at the Lucerne Alpine Senior Center, 3985 Country Club Drive, Lucerne. Hours will be from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Friday August 10th through Friday August 17th. Lake Transit is providing free service on Route 1, directly to the Center.