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The fires are mostly north and east of the majority of northern California wine country and are moving mostly east

August 09, 2018

... away from the vineyards of Mendocino County. Also, while wind is always unpredictable, California winds tend to blow eastward from the Pacific Ocean. And while more than 200 structures have been destroyed, so far no civilians have been injured ... However, the enormous Ranch Fire is still only 46 percent contained and has found a fresh reserve of fuel in the Mendocino National Forest, where the mountainous terrain and shortage of roads makes it difficult to fight. There is smoke visible in the air even from Napa Valley ...