UPDATE 11:18pm: Hwy. 101 now open, Redwood Complex Fire grows to 19,000 acres, two fatalities confirmed, Howard Hospital has NOT evacuated

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  1. Thank you Mendo Voice , once again u guys came through while traditional news sources Willits News and Willits Weekly both failed us once again. Glad to have you guys in our community. Please continue your important community based news. A Sincere thank you!

  2. WE HOPE IT DOESN’T BURN BROOKTRAILS! WE ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT FIRES AND WIDOW-MAKERS (DOUG-FIR) WHEN WE LIVED ON POPPY ROAD.

  3. What about Reeves Canyon? A resident 4 miles down said that there was fire this afternoon on the property. But no word yet if they are being helped. No word where the fires are. All TV news is focused on counties south. PLEASE, someone let me know.

  4. Looking for a friend name Sarah, and her family who lives in brooktrails . And who
    Works at the Safeway in ukiah , california. If you know Sarah and her family are safe please call me at 707- 621-9054. Also I’am glad to know my dear friend Maggie toress and her family got out of redwood valley, safety. I myself live in red
    Wood valley california for 27 years I’am so sad to hear and see pictures that it has
    All gone so many happy memories living out their. My heart go’s out to everyone
    That lost everything. Colette,

  5. Thanks for these latest updates! I’m having difficulty sleeping while wondering what the latest evacuations are. I’m not hearing any updates on the radio at this time. Thanks again for staying vigilant on your reporting.

  6. This business about Howard Hospital is a laugh! Remember the red flag rule of hospitals: if more than 60% of your staff turns over every year, then about 50% of your current employees have received no training whatsoever, and the rest are the same old gang that has worked there for decades…

    Keep in mind, Jason Wells and Judson Howe are a pair of deuces, cheerleaders who are paid to lie to everyone. Your hospital has no competent, functional HR people, few folks working on the floor, or as few as they can get away with, and Howard Hospital hires the least qualified, lowest licensed people it can get, including H1B visa aliens, to staff the departments. Howard Hospital is very slow to staff, has a burnout schedule for regular staff, and employs a large number of older doctors. In fact, the lab is so poorly staffed that recently several patients went to surgery before their lab work was completed!

    Hospitals with so little regard for State and Federal laws relating to staffing, patient and employee safety, and patient care in general, need to be exposed and sanctioned.

    Howard Hospital recently gave a survey to it’s employees that was supposedly confidential. I have evidence that the results of this survey, the actual responses employees gave, were directly handed over to the managers and the managers retaliated against the employees almost immediately!

    Howard Hospital has a good ER, even if the nurses are a bit nasty, but the rest of the place is very suspect, and I advise a wide berth!

    Folks, an employer as poor quality as Howard Hospital, and an operation as shady and dishonest as Adventist Health, have no place in Critical Access or a town like Willits. Pay attention as they cut services, cut staff, and cut out…

    • If they’re not there why does it matter? It’s a get away home? People are losing their ONLY homes

  7. Below is a link for a Google + GIS fire map that I produced as a public service. When the map opens it is centered at the Redwood Complex fires. You can pan the map to any other current fire. Do not rely on any map to ignore an order to evacuate. If you are told to leave then just GO!

    The circles are MODIS satellite data showing possible hotspots. Red means active burning. Orange means burned within the last 12-24 hours. The MODIS hotspot data typically updates twice per day. The white areas represent hotspot detection from the VIIRS satellite system.

    Keep in mind that satellite hotspot data is not perfect. Some of the hotspot data you can see on the map might not have any fire at all while other areas may have burned but are not detected by the satellites. To learn more about the hotspot data please click “Map Tips” in the upper left corner of the map.

    The map can display 20+ different data overlay layers from GIS (Geographical Information System) servers operated by government agencies. The map **does not** display data from a static file that never changes. Instead, each time you open the map or turn on a overlay layer the **most recent data** hosted on the GIS server(s) appears on your screen.

    If you would like to know how to turn the other data overlay layers on/off and get more tips for getting the most benefit from the map, then please click “Map Tips” in the upper left corner.

    Note that if you zoom in too far then the hotspot data does not display. I have no control over that since the zoom levels at which data displays is defined on the GIS server that is hosting the data.

    Wildland fire map: https://goo.gl/L7NSX6

  8. I was traveling on 101 Northbound right above Ukiah on the 9th of October at 2:15 a.m. when I saw a vehicle traveling Southbound on the 101 northbound number one . I thought that kind of odd then I saw a big rig and another vehicle stopped in the middle of the road I pulled over to the side and asked what was going on. They said the jumped 101 and is too big it would be smart to go back down to Ukiah. Then I saw two trucks past me traveling north on 101 so I decided to follow them I didn’t want to lose out on making it through the fire. The initial Flame had died down and the Embers and trees were glowing. I was too scared to even grab my phone to take a picture the white large truck ahead of me slowed to see the amazing view we were only in the fire for 30 seconds. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing and feeling temperatures rose in my car to 75 degrees then dropped to 45 degrees after the 30 seconds I am sure the road was closed right after that because I saw no one else behind me for miles and miles after. I would have posted earlier but just got my service good luck to all the firefighters . I hope and pray they will be safe and be able to contain this Beast soon.

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