Incident Update Bridge Fire
- 7:00 PM
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- Bridge Fire
- Start Date/Time
- Incident Status
- Under the Foresthill bridge in Auburn
- Under Investigation
- Administration Unit
- Unified Command: CALFIRE Nevada-Placer Unit, Placer County Sheriff, California State Parks
- Unified Command Agency(s)
- Structures Threatened
- Structures Destroyed
- Structures Damaged
- Civilian Injuries
- Firefighter Injuries
- Civilian Fatalities
- Firefighter Fatalities
Fire is sufficiently staffed and in place to meet completion date. Mop up has penetrated 600 feet from fire edge. Some smokes are still being found. Suppression repair continues, minimal smokes are being found, usually related to suppression repair opening berms and disturbing stump holes.
Firefighters significantly increased containment during today’s operational period to 90%. This was accomplished through direct line construction by hand crews and heavy machinery.
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.
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Evacuation & Warning Orders:
All evacuation orders for the areas surrounding the Bridge Fire have been lifted.
The Auburn State Recreation Area remains closed until further notice.
All evacuation warnings for the areas surrounding the Bridge Fire have been lifted.https://pcsogis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=34e61722 13b540c8b8b064d8a7da4f76
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.
- Water Tenders
- Hand Crews
- Total Personnel