Robbers Fire Incident

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2,650 Acres


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Active for 9 days  

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1 County


Last Updated07/20/12 6:00 PM
Date Started07/11/12 3:24 PM
Date Contained07/20/12 6:00PM
Location InformationShirttail Canyon Rd and Yankee Jims Rd, northwest of Foresthill
Administrative UnitCAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit
ReportsClick here for prior status reports

Status Updates

Favorable weather conditions continue to aid firefighters in strengthening and holding fire lines. Unburned areas of brush, within containment lines, may continue to periodically burn.

The Evacuation Shelter at Foresthill High School is now closed.

As of 10 am this morning, all roads will be open to residents with valid ID. Firefighters continue fire suppression efforts, strengthening fire lines. Smoke may be visible as unburned areas of brush, within containment lines, periodically burn. Fire line repair is underway in all areas of the fire.

Evacuations/Road Closures: Residents of the Foresthill Communities are requested to not travel west into the canyon on Yankee Jims Road until further notice, due to continuing fireline and road rehabilitation.

Damages and Losses

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities

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5 Structures Destroyed

Residential, Commercial and Other

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12 Injuries

Confirmed Fire Personnel and Civilian Injuries

Contact Information

Robbers Fire Information Line
(530) 823-4083

Agency Information

CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, Placer County Sheriff, Placer County OES, Placer County Animal Control, California National Guard, CHP, CalEMA, BLM, CDCR, State Parks, and BOR.

Resources Assigned

CAL FIRE owns and operates over 3,000 fire and emergency response and resource protection vehicles. In support of its ground forces, the CAL FIRE emergency response air program includes 23 Grumman S-2T 1,200 gallon airtankers, 12 UH-1H Super Huey helicopters, and 16 OV-10A airtactical. From 13 air attack and 10 helitack bases located statewide, aircraft can reach most fires within 20 minutes.

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16 Helicopters

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161 Engines

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37 Dozers

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32 Water Tenders

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2,206 Personnel

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65 Crews