River Fire Incident

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2,619 Acres


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Active for 9 days  

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2 Counties

Nevada and Placer  

Last Updated10/12/22 10:17 AM
Date Started08/04/21 8:00 AM
Date Contained08/13/21 7:54PM
Location InformationMilk Ranch Road and Bear River Campground Road, north of Applegate
Lat/Long[39.08805, -121.01468]
Administrative UnitCAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit
ReportsClick here for prior status reports

Status Updates

Current Situation:

Ground resources and crews will continue tactical patrols around all areas.

Hot and dry weather continues at the fire location through tomorrow and the weekend. Winds continue to be mainly terrain driven, with this trend expected to continue into the weekend.

As the public continues to repopulate, please remain vigilant and watch for fire crews and utility resources on roadways. For more information on what to expect and look for after a wildfire, go to https://www.readyforwildfire.org/post-wildfire/after-a-wildfire/.


Evacuation Orders:

All Evacuation orders have been lifted in Placer County.

Nevada County: Zones NCO-E102-B; NCO-E050-B and NCO-E103-B remain under an evacuation ORDER. Resident access only with a Sheriff’s Office issued re-entry pass.


Evacuation Warnings:

All Evacuation Warnings have been lifted in both Nevada and Placer Counties.

Evacuation Centers:

Residents of Placer County who are seeking shelter support should call 211.

Road Closures:

Animal Evacuation Centers 

Placer County: Placer County Animal Services Center: 11232 B Avenue Auburn, CA 95603

Nevada County: Nevada County Fairgrounds (animals only), 11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949 is an animal shelter

Damages and Losses

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities

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21 Structures Damaged

Residential, Commercial and Other

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142 Structures Destroyed

Residential, Commercial and Other

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4 Injuries

Confirmed Fire Personnel and Civilian Injuries

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, 9 CALFIRE Hawks, 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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3 Engines

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0 Dozers

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0 Water Tenders

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49 Personnel

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2 Crews