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FORESTHILL EVACUATION CENTER SET UP IN RESPONSE TO ROBBERS FIRE

From Placer County Office of Emergency Services

Evacuation centers are open in the Foresthill Veterans Memorial Hall at 24601 Harrison Road in Foresthill and the Colfax Veterans Memorial Hall at 23 Sunset Circle for residents who have left their homes because of the Robbers Fire.

The fire is burning in rugged terrain east of the north fork of the American River. The fire is on the Foresthill side of the river and moving toward Iowa Hill.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office has issued an evacuation order for residents in the Kings Hill Road area and made an emergency broadcast notice for residents within a one-mile radius of Iowa Hill to be ready to evacuate.

As of 6:30 p.m., Cal FIRE was reporting the fire had burned about 120 acres. It is burning near Yankee Jim’s and Shirttail Canyon roads.

For evacuation-related information, the public and media are urged to call the Placer County Office of Emergency Services at 530-886-5310.

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