MENDOCINO, Calif. (KTVU) - The Eel fire in Mendocino County has rapidly grown to 865 acres as of Tuesday night, according to CalFire officials.
Evacuations are in progress for Mendocino Pass Road, east of Covelo. The fire is the third wildfire to break out in Mendocino County in addition to the two fires that now comprise the Mendocino Complex Fires, which began on Friday.
#EelFire [update] off County Road M1 and Mendocino Pass Road, east of Covelo (Mendocino County) is now 865 acres. Evacuations in progress for Mendocino Pass Road. https://t.co/ZbHVPxGUF1 pic.twitter.com/pYsEKs2vZo— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) August 1, 2018
#EELFIRE EVACUEES: If you need shelter for tonight please check in at the Covelo Fire Station, 75900 Covelo Rd, Covelo at 9:30pm. You'll be met with Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency shelter staff.— Mendocino Sheriff (@MendoSheriff) August 1, 2018
Mendocino County Sheriff's Office issued immediate evacuation orders for Mendocino Pass Road Covelo from the Eel River Guard Station, heading east to the Mendocino County Line and 1 mile out Indian Dick Road from the Eel River Guard Station.
Residents are asked to move to a safe location as firefighters battle the 30-acre Eel Fire off Indian Dick Road and Mendocino Pass Road, east of Covelo.
The Sheriff's Office tweeted those in need of shelter should check the Covelo Fire Station at 75900 Covelo Road starting at 9:30 p.m. There, they will be met by Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency officials.