Forest issues Ranch Fire closure

Contact(s): Punky Moore

WILLOWS, Calif. — Forest officials have issued a closure to provide for public safety due to the Ranch Fire. Forest Order No. 08-18-12 closes the area, roads and trails in the vicinity of the Ranch Fire on the Mendocino National Forest. 

The purpose of this closure is to provide safety for the public and the firefighters who are engaged in suppression and rehabilitation efforts within the Ranch Fire Closure Area, The closure will remain in effect until it is determined that hazards to the public have been reduced.   

All National Forest System roads, trails, and campgrounds within the closure area will be closed due to fire suppression and rehabilitation activities that create a hazard to the public, including the use of heavy equipment, the falling of hazard trees weakened by the fire, and the construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance of fuel breaks.

The details are posted on the forest website