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Here’s what we know about Mendocino Complex Fire

The River Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire, rages down a hillside toward U.S. Highway 101 on Friday night just north of Hopland.  The fire burned 24,000 acres by Sunday.
The River Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire, rages down a hillside toward U.S. Highway 101 on Friday night just north of Hopland. The fire burned 24,000 acres by Sunday. Special to The Bee

The latest on the Mendocino Complex Fire in Mendocino and Lake counties.

Size: 30,500 acres, or 47 square miles. Includes the Ranch Fire, which began near Ukiah and has burned 16,300, and the River Fire, which started near Hopland and consumed 14,200 acres.

Containment: Each fire was 5 percent contained Sunday. Full containment was expected by Monday, Aug. 6.

Evacuations: Hundreds of homes were evacuated, but no estimates were available of the number of people displaced.

Cause: Under investigation.

Injuries: No injuries or fatalities.

Damage: Six homes destroyed; 10,200 buildings threatened.

Firefighting resources: 820 personnel, 56 engines, six helicopters, 22 bulldozers.

Weather outlook: High temperature of 93 degrees Sunday, cooling to low 60s in the evening. Winds could pick up later. High of 93 Monday.

Updates: This is a breaking story; we’re reporting live updates here.

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