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American Fire Wednesday Update

The American Fire, burning near Foresthill in Placer County is listed at 15,738 acres and 63 percent contained as of 8a.m. this morning.
Information Officer Peter Franzen says today  they are building some fire line along mosquito Ridge road.

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Franzen says weather today is still a concern.

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Franzen says the firefighters have been receiving a warm welcome from the residents around Foresthill .

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California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 and the US Forest Service released the following information this morning.

Location: Placer County, California
Date of Fire Start: August 10, 2013 4:35 p.m
Cause: Under Investigation
Size: 15,738 acres Containment: 63 percent
Management: California Interagency Incident Management Team 4
Cooperating Agencies: Placer County Sheriff’s Department, Placer County, Placer
County Water Agency, CHP, Foresthill School, Foresthill Fire Department.

 

Fire Status: Crews continue to mop up containment lines on the west side of the fire. On
the north and north-east edge, fire crews continue to hold and improve containment lines
and prepare for firing operations if needed. Efforts to contain the fire along the more
difficult steep and hazardous terrain on the east and south-east perimeters continues with
crews using direct fire attack methods where possible, roll out of burning material remains
a concern. Aircraft are supporting crews on the ground when smoke conditions permit
flying.
The fire is established in Antoine, Manilla, Scewrauger and Cavanah Canyons,
consumption of heavy fuels will continue to contribute to smoke in surrounding areas.
Yesterday afternoon, a thunderstorm began to develop south-east of the area resulting in
erratic winds over the fire area. A Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 11:00 pm
Wednesday.
Resources: Total Personnel: 1822
Hand Crews: 51 Engines: 72 Dozers: 40 Water Tenders: 42 Helicopters: 13
Structures Destroyed: 4 structures have been destroyed by the American Fire.
Closure Update: Foresthill Rd is closed from Forest Rd 66 to Robinson Flat Campround
and Forest Rd 43 from Robinson Flat Campground to Mosquito Ridge Rd.
Robinson Flat Campground and Duncan Peak Lookout remain closed.
Forest Order No 17-13-06 has closed portions of the Tahoe NF on the American Ranger
District.

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