Incident Update Mosquito Fire

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Incident Facts

Mosquito Fire
Start Date/Time
Incident Status
OxBow Reservoir east of Forest Hill, Placer County
Under Investigation
El Dorado, Placer
Administration Unit
Unified Command: CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, CAL FIRE Amador- El Dorado Unit, USFS Tahoe National Forest, Foresthill Fire Protection District, El and Placer County Sheriff’s Office
Unified Command Agency(s)
US Forest Service: Tahoe National Forest , Placer County Sheriffs Office , Forest Hill Fire Protection District
Structures Threatened
Structures Destroyed
Structures Damaged
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

Yesterday resources were able to construct dozer and handline on the north side of Quintette to the community. Resources have been making progress building containment line on the northwest side of the fire. Last night fire growth was predominantly moving in a southeast and northeast direction.

Today with the onset of the low-pressure system, higher winds will move in which will fan the fire and increase activity. Fire crews will work to construct direct and indirect line around the perimeter of the fire. Additional resources will be working on perimeter control and preparing structures for defensive actions.

Both the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Placer County Sheriff’s Office are constantly monitoring and evaluating evacuated areas assessing the need for additional evacuations and when it is safe to repopulate.

The Unified Commanders of the Mosquito Fire thank the community for their support and cooperation in adhering to evacuation orders and warnings, and remind those who are in an area when an evacuation order is implemented that it is time to leave. The decision to evacuate a community is done with the understanding of the inconvenience it places on those who live and work in a community, but also with the priority of life safety. Be Ready, Set, Go! and visit

Road Closures

Placer and El Dorado County:


U.S. Forest Closures

El Dorado National Forest:
The forest has issued a Forest Order which includes roads and trails in the Mosquito Fire Area, roads, and trails. View this order and related maps here:El Dorado National Forest Order No. 03-22-16

Tahoe National Forest: Fire Area, Road, and Trail Closure Order Map

The Pacific Crest Trail is closed for 1.1 miles between mile 1139.3 and mile 1140.4 south of Granite Chief on the American River Ranger District of Tahoe National Forest.

Evacuation Zones

Evacuation Information:

Evacuation Orders

For maps and evacuation information, visit

Placer County:
For a map of current evacuation orders in Placer County, please visit:

El Dorado County:
For a map of current evacuation orders in El Dorado County, please visit:

Evacuation Centers

Placer County
Sierra College (opens 10am on September 10)
5100 Sierra College Blvd., Rocklin, CA (enter on Rocklin Road)
Parking will be in Lot B
Shelter will be in cafeteria (building J)

El Dorado County
Cameron Park Services District, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682 Overnight shelter, meals, showers, limited health services, and parking for trailers will be provided. Animals in crates and carriers will be accepted.

Green Valle Community Church, 3500 Missouri Flat Road, Placerville, CA. This location with accept human and small domestic animals on leashes or in creates. No Large animal and no birds. Limited RV parking and no hookups.

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

Evacuation Warnings

Placer County:
For a map of current evacuation warnings in Placer County, please visit:

El Dorado County:

For a map of current evacuation warnings in El Dorado County, please visit:

Assigned Resources

Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow.

Water Tenders
Hand Crews
Total Personnel

Cooperating Agencies

Name Phone Address URL
Foresthill Fire Protection District, CALTRANS, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, USFS El Dorado National Forest, California Highway Patrol, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, California State Parks, American Red Cross, Placer County Water Agency, Sierra Pacific Industries, California Highway Patrol