Incident UpdateMosquito Fire

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Date: 09/08/2022 Time: 5:42 PM

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Incident Facts

Name
Mosquito Fire
Start Date/Time
2022-09-06
Incident Status
Active
Location
near OxBow Reservoir east of Forest Hill, Placer County
Type
Wildfire
Cause
Under Investigation
Counties
El Dorado, Placer
Admin Unit
Unified Command: CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, USFS Tahoe National Forest, Foresthill Fire Protection District, and Placer County Sheriff’s Office
Unified Command Agency(s)
Name URL
US Forest Service: Tahoe National Forest https://www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe
Placer County Sheriffs Office https://www.placer.ca.gov/1680/Sheriffs-Office
Forest Hill Fire Protection District https://www.foresthillfire.org/
Size
6807
Containment
0
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
1000
Structures Destroyed
Structures Damaged
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

Today the Mosquito Fire showed extreme fire behavior and growth, more than
quadrupling in size to over 4,000 acres. Assigned personnel continued to improve
existing control line and build new control lines, and also assessed and prepared
structures threatened by the fire. The fire is burning in extremely difficult terrain
including steep canyons where directly attacking the fire can be difficult.


The weather in the fire area will continue to be extremely hot and dry overnight and
into tomorrow. Combined with very low fuel moistures fire conditions are likely to
replicate today’s behavior during the overnight period and into tomorrow’s
operational period.


It is incredibly important all those who receive an evacuation order leave the area
immediately and it is recommended that those in an evacuation warning zone leave
the area as well. Several updates to the evacuation order and warnings zones were
made today to protect the life and safety of those who live and work in the fire area.


The Unified Commanders of the Mosquito Fire are aware of reports of damaged
structures. The damage inspection process will be initated when fire conditions
allow.

All Californians need to be prepared for wildfire before one ignites in their
community. Be Ready, Set, Go! Visit www.readyforwildfire.org for more information
on how to prepare yourself and your family.

 

Evacuation Zones

Evacuation Orders

Placer County Evacuation Orders

  • Zone 1 - Michigan Bluff
    • Michigan Bluff Rd
    • Gorman Ranch Rd
    • Chicken Hawk Rd
    • Ridge View Rd
    • Deadwood Rd
  • Zone 2 – Baker Ranch
    • Mobile Home Park
  • Zone 3 – Crystal View Rd and Bath Rd
  • Zone 4 – Foresthill
    • Foresthill Rd from Idlewild Rd to Bath Rd
    • Powerline Rd
    • Timberland Rd
    • Sluce Box Ln
  • Zone 5
    • Black Oak Ridge Rd
    • Blackhawk Ln
    • Ebbert Ranch Rd
    • Old Ebberts Ranch Rd
  • Zone 6
    • Finning Mill Rd to Sugar Pine Rd to Elliot Ranch Rd to Forestill Rd
    • Big Reservoir Rd
    • Giant Gap Rd
    • Hollow Log Rd
    • Prospect Rd, NF-10
  • Zone 7 – Todd Valley
    • South of Foresthill Road
    • North of the middle fork of the American River
    • West of Jarvis to include Patent
    • East of McKeon Ponderosa to the American River

 

El Dorado County Evacuation Orders

For a map of current evacuation orders and warnings in El Dorado County, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/eldoradosheriff

EVACUATON ORDERS are in effect for the following communities:

  • Volcanoville: Residents who live north of Wentworth Springs, east of Otter Creek, South of the Placer County Line, and west of Tunnel Hill Road are under mandatory evacuation orders. Please evacuate the area immediately.
Evacuation Warnings

Placer County Evacuation Warnings

For a map of current evacuation orders and warnings in Placer County, please visit: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/07930e6e8f034ae4bba71e8bfedb2779/page/Sheriff-Evacuations-PCSO/

An EVACUATION WARNING is in effect for the following community:
Zone 8 – Sky View (21200 Todd Valley Road)
• Sky View Mobile Home Park
Zone 9 – North Side of Foresthill Road
• North of Foresthill Road
• South of Yankee Jims Road through Spring Garden to include Owl Creek and Pine Mountain
• Everything west of Power Line and Hard Rock
Zone 10 – Spring Garden / Whitehawk Ridge
• North of Spring Garden Rd. and east of Ponderosa Rd. to the North Fork of the American River
• South of the North Fork of the American River.
• South of Yankee Jims Road to Spring Garden
Zone 11 – Yankee Jims and Shirttail Canyon
• North of Yankee Jims Road to include Shirttail Canyon
• South of Big Dipper through Kings Hill and through Black Bear and Grills Hill
• West of Finning Mill Road

El Dorado County Evacuation Warnings

For a map of current evacuation warnings and orders in El Dorado County, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/eldoradosheriff
An EVACUATION WARNING is in effect for the following community:

• Quintette: Residents who live north of Wentworth Springs, east of Lofty Peak Lane, South of the Placer County Line, and west of Blackeye Pea Road need to prepare to evacuate if this warning becomes a mandatory evacuation. Please use this time to gather belongings and prepare. There will be deputies in the area going door to door to notify residents. Be prepared to evacuate if this warning becomes mandatory.

 

Evacuation Centers

Placer County
Bell Road Baptist Church: 77 Bell Road, Auburn, CA 95603


El Dorado County (Temporary Evacuation Point)
Cool Community Church at 863 Cave Valley Rd, Cool, CA 95614

 

Road Closures

Placer and El Dorado Road Closure Infomrmation https://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/

 

Animal Evacuation Centers

Placer County

  • Placer County Animal Services Center: 11232 B Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603
  • Nevada County Fairgrounds: 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95949

Assigned Resources

Engines
Water Tenders
Helicopters
Air Tankers
Dozers
Hand Crews
Other
Total Personnel
Cooperating Agencies
Foresthill Fire Protection District, CAL FIRE AEU, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, USFS El Dorado National Forest, California Highway Patrol, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, California State Parks