Wilderness Lodge Fire and Smoke Information For Friday, August 22, 2014 through Monday, August 25, 2014The Lodge Complex fire burning in the Laytonville/ Leggett area combined with variable weather patterns continue to contribute to smoke, haze and air quality ranging from 'Good' to 'Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups' throughout the County and 'Unhealthy' for isolated areas. Firefighters continue to make good progress towards full containment.
Even though the fire is 95% contained as of August 22, 2014, smoke impacts from the fire will continue due to fire flare-ups and smoldering timbers. Low elevation valley and drainage areas could experience episodes of 'Unhealthy' air quality. Expect smoke to contribute to poor air quality until the weather brings a cooler and wetter system through the northern Mendocino County area.