MENDOCINO Co., 10/13/17 -- The mandatory evacuation order has been lifted in all of or large parts of the following areas: Re-Population for Potter Valley, Redwood Valley Rancheria, Ridgewood Ranch/Golden Rule, Reeves Canyon.
Though the areas are no longer mandatory evacuation, they remain under and evacuation watch, and the public is cautioned to alter and be prepared to evacuate again if the winds shift.
The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office has issued an press release announcing the repopulation of large parts of the affected area.
Here is the press release with details:
"DATE: "October 13, 2017"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Mendocino Lake Complex Fire
Re-Population for Potter Valley, Redwood Valley Rancheria, Ridgewood Ranch/Golden Rule, Reeves Canyon
Potter Valley & Redwood Valley
Date of Incident:
Potter Valley, Redwood Valley Rancheria,
Ridgewood Ranch/Golden Rule
CAL FIRE Media Advisory
The following areas will be allowed to repopulate. EVACUATION ORDERS for these areas are lifted, but will remain under EVACUATION WARNING:
1. Communities of Golden Rule Mobile Home park, Ridgewood Ranch, and Reeves Canyon Road
2. Madrone Lane accessed off of Road I
3. Redwood Avenue including Redwood Valley Rancheria
Potter Valley in the following areas:
1. Eel River Road south of the Stroh Ranch
2. Powerhouse Road
3. Gibson Lane east of Hawn Creek Road
4. Hawn Creek Road
5. Main Street east of Hawn Creek
6. Westside Potter Valley Road
7. Spring Valley Road
8. Potter Valley Road from Highway 20 to Main Street (excluding Shale Lane)
9. Remainder of the Potter Valley community, including everything west of the Lake County line
HARD ROAD CLOSURES will be at the following locations. Only Fire, Law Enforcement, and Public Utilities may pass:
1. Eel River Road at Oat Gap
2. Potter Valley Road south of Stroh Ranch
3. Busch Lane at Powerhouse Road
4. Gibson Lane at Hawn Creek Road
5. Shale Lane at Potter Valley Road
Residents returning to these areas should exercise extreme caution. Fire, Law Enforcement, and utility crews continue to work in the area, and there are many downed trees and other hazards. As these areas will remain under an EVACUATION WARNING, residents should be prepared to evacuate again on short notice.
Cooperating Agencies: Mendocino County, Lake County; Lake County Sheriff's Office; CAL OES; California Highway Patrol; CALTRANS; California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation; American Red Cross; PG&E; United States Forest Service; California National Guard; National Weather Service; California Conservation Corps
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten"