Firefighters make rapid gains against Baseball Fire in Mendocino National Forest; containment at 40% • The Mendocino VoiceThe Mendocino Voice


UKIAH, 2/26/20 — Firefighters from the United States Forest Service and Cal Fire, have made quick progress against the Baseball Fire, which quickly spread to 60 acres in the Mendocino National Forest, yesterday, after flaring up from a weeks old prescribed burn pile. There is no immediate danger to any structures or people.

As of this morning the fire stood at 68 acres, with 40% containment, showing little growth overnight, and was smoldering about 15 miles east-southeast of Covelo, just south of Forest Road 7, otherwise known as Mendocino Pass Road. The image above shows the location of the fire in relation to Covelo. The red dots represent hot-spots as detected by satellites. For more information like this check out the Fire Map website, from the University of California San Diego. The satellite data shows the fire apparently straddling the Mendocino-Glenn county line.

The wildfire was flared up around midday yesterday, apparently from some still hot embers from a slash pile that had been burned during a prescribed fuel reduction project back in January. This surprising development comes at the tail end of what is on track to be the driest February in recorded Northern…

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