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Afternoon Update from Robbers Fire

There are now  1,000 firefighters assigned to the Robbers Fire burning in Placer County northwest of Foresthill.  That is double the number of firefighters assigned this morning.  CalFire Information Officer Daniel Berlant says the weather conditions are a concern for firefighters this afternoon and that prompted the extra personnel on the fire.

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About 50 homes are still under evacuation, but Cal Fire says as of 3p.m. this afternoon  they have not lost a structure to the fire.

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Evacuations remain in effect for homes off Yankee Jims Canyon and Shorttail Canyon area as well as Iowa Hill.
Cal Fire says the fire has not crossed the American River and that is a good thing.
The Red Cross has established an evacuation shelter at the Foresthill Veterans Hall  and the Gold County Fairgrounds in Auburn is currently taking livestock animals from evacuated persons. As for personal pets, such as cats or dogs, Placer County Animal Services Program Manager Mike Winters suggests you bring them with you. If you are staying at an evacuation shelter, such as the Red Cross, that does not allow pets, find a friend to hold onto them for you. The Gold Country Fairgrounds is making preparations to take house pets .
Both Placer and Nevada County’s Air Quality Control District have issued advisories for elevated levels of Ozone and suggest persons with respiratory conditions should stay indoors this afternoon.

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July 12, 2012

Dodi Giroux

We can take up to 2 dogs for someone if they are evacuated until they can get home. We live in sacramento

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