Mendocino County fires kill 1, seriously injures 2 others

One person was killed and two people were seriously injured in the fires burning in Mendocino County, according to Cal Fire.

The wind-driven fire has burned 10,000 acres and is located west of Mendocino National Forest, south of Black Bart and north of Highway 20, reported .

Evacuations are in place for areas of Potter Valley, the Community of Redwood Valley and Golden Rule.

Evacuation centers: Ukiah High School and Willits City Hall.

The large animal evacuation center is at Ukiah Fair Grounds.

More than 14 fires ripped through eight counties in Northern California in western coast of the United States. Till Monday noon, it has killed one person, serious injured two, destroyed at least 1,500 structures and forced 20,000 people to be evacuated.

California Governor Jerry Brown issued Monday an emergency proclamation for Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties due to the effects of multiple fires, including the Tubbs and Atlas fires, which have damaged critical infrastructure, threatened thousands of homes and caused the evacuation of residents.

According to information updated Monday noon by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), in Mendocino County, one person was killed, two were serious injured in Redwood Complex fire which has burned 10,000 acres (40.5 square kilometers). More than 400 crews are fighting the wildfire.

Cal Fire also reported that the wildfires had totally scorched more than 60,000 acres (242.9 square kilometers) Monday, among which, the Tubbs burned 25,000 acres (101.2 square kilometers), the Atlas Fire 25,000 acres (101.2 square kilometers) and the Patrick Fire 2,000 acres (8.1 square kilometers). All the three fires have no containment.