Bridge Fire Incident

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411 Acres

 

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100%

Contained

 

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Finalized

Active for 9 days  

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1 County

Placer  

Last Updated09/14/21 6:21 PM
Date Started09/05/21 12:53 PM
Date Contained09/14/21 6:20PM
Location InformationUnder the Foresthill bridge in Auburn
Lat/Long[38.921239, -121.036613]
Administrative UnitUnified Command: CALFIRE Nevada-Placer Unit, Placer County Sheriff, California State Parks
Command TeamNo team assigned
CauseUnder Investigation
ReportsClick here for prior status reports

Status Updates

Current Situation:

This period, two smokes identified well inside the black. Fire will be patrolled for several days, but fire is considered 100% contained.

Firefighters significantly increased containment during today’s operational period to 100%.

The evacuation orders and evacuation warnings have been lifted in all areas of the fire. However, the Auburn State Recreation Area remains closed in some areas including: Mammoth Bar OHV Area, including all trails, Old Foresthill Road, Lower Lake Clementine, Culvert Trail, Lake Clementine Trail, Connector Trail from Doc Gordon’s to Lower Lake Clementine Road, Fuel Break Trail, Confluence Trail, all other areas that had been closed due to the Bridge Fire have been reopened.

Additionally, while Foresthill Road has reopened a temporary speed limit of 25 mph is in place to maintain safety of firefighters and other personnel working in the area and stoping, parking, or loitering is not permissible. Old Foresthill Road remained closed from Highway 49 to Foresthill Road.

For more information on what to expect and look for after a wildfire, go to https://www.readyforwildfire.org/post-wildfire/after-a-wildfire/

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Evacuations

Evacuation & Warning Orders:

  • All evacuation orders for the areas surrounding the Bridge Fire have been lifted.
  • The Auburn State Recreation Area remains closed in some areas including: Mammoth Bar OHV Area, including all trails, Old Foresthill Road, Lower Lake Clementine, Culvert Trail, Lake Clementine Trail, Connector Trail from Doc Gordon’s to Lower Lake Clementine Road, Fuel Break Trail, Confluence Trail, all other areas that had been closed due to the Bridge Fire have been reopened.
  • All evacuation warnings for the areas surrounding the Bridge Fire have been lifted.

 

Road Closures:

  • Foresthill Road will reopen with a temporary speed reduction to 25 mph from Lincoln Way to Upper Lake Clementine. Additional restrictions include no stopping, parking, or loitering on Foresthill Road.
  • Old Foresthill Road remains closed from Highway 49 to Foresthill Road.

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Damages and Losses

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities

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1 Injury

Confirmed Fire Personnel and Civilian Injuries

Contact Information

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

Agency Information

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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1 Personnel