Incident UpdateRiver Fire

Date: 08/10/2021 Time: 7:40 AM

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Information Line: 211
Media Line: (530) 906-1563

Incident Facts

Name
River Fire
Start Date/Time
2021-08-04
Incident Status
Active
Location
Milk Ranch Road and Bear River Campground Road, north of Applegate
Type
Wildfire
Cause
Counties
Nevada, Placer
Admin Unit
CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit
Size
2619
Containment
78
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
2314
Structures Destroyed
88
Structures Damaged
20
Civilian Injuries
2
Firefighter Injuries
1
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

Current Situation:

A large number of hazard trees exist in fire area. Crews are working to remove hazard trees near roads and structures to facilitate the repopulation of residents in the fire area.

Firefighters continued work to strengthen containment lines around homes and move further into the interior of the fire to check for any hot spots on the River Fire today and prevented it from increasing in acreage. The fire remains at 2,619 acres and containment has increased to 68%. Damage inspection teams continue working in conjunction with the Nevada County and Placer County building departments and environmental health department.

As the public starts 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 both Nevada and Placer Counties.

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

Assigned Resources

Engines
48
Water Tenders
14
Helicopters
Air Tankers
Dozers
7
Hand Crews
13
Other
Total Personnel
454
Cooperating Agencies
Name URL
CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit https://twitter.com/CALFIRENEU
Nevada County OES https://twitter.com/nevcooes?lang=en
Placer County Sheriff https://twitter.com/PlacerSheriff
Placer County Evacuation Map https://pcsogis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=34e6172213b540c8b8b064d8a7da4f76&fbclid=IwAR3A_ZkJddMuY-hawgtkbiWrS113x9OCCunlGWFzyI1DO-sO-0P5_kRKW74
Nevada County Evacuation Map https://nevcounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=dfae8e3b36e3455bbf9dcc865349e72e&fbclid=IwAR0oVwm1RGgG2UnOq_1ARk8crnNHOQK2UU9sQHEl96jgss6csWut4X_