MENDOCINO Co., 8/7/18 — The advancing Ranch Fire has forced a new mandatory evacuation in the area northeast of Potter Valley, to the Eel River. Here are the details from CalFire:
Mandatory Evacuation Order Mendocino County:
South of Eel River, west of the Mendocino-Lake county line, east of 10500 block of Mid Mountain Road, and north of Pine Ave
Note: Houses on Pine Avenue are not affected.
On a related note, the Mendocino County Sheriffs Office has joined Nixle, making it easier for people in Mendocino to receive important emergency alerts. You can sign up online here, or by texting "MendoAlerts" (without the quotes) to 888777. We just tried it and it was very simple and fast. Here are all the details on that from the MCSO: