Cal Fire is now projecting containment next Wednesday, July 18th, for the Robbers Fire burning in Placer County between Foresthill and Colfax.
The fire is at 1,427 acres in size and currently listed as 20 percent contained. Firefighting efforts continue to be hampered by heavy brush and timber in steep terrain. but, lower temperatures today should allow for firefighters to proceed with line construction and control operations.
Evacuations remain in effect for homes off Yankee Jims & Southern part of Iowa Hill. The following streets are evacuated: Parts of Yankee Jims, Just Rd., Big Dipper Rd., Glory Mound Rd., Kings Hill Rd., Brushy Bear Rd., Brushy Creek Ln., Macy Creek, Adelin, Blind Doe, Mountain Lion, Spring Garden Rd, Log Cabin Ln, Pine Mountain Rd, Small Hope Mine Ln, Owl Creek Rd and parts of Shirttail Canyon.
Road Closures still in effect include: Just Rd., Big Dipper Rd., Glory Mound Rd., Kings Hill Rd., Brushy Bear Rd., Brushy Creek Ln., Spring Garden Rd, Log Cabin Ln, Pine Mountain Rd, Small Hope Mine Ln, Owl Creek Rd and parts of Shirttail Canyon, and parts of Shirttail Canyon Rd. Evacuated roads remain closed.
One outbuilding has been destroyed and 8 firefighter injuries have been reported.
The weather forecast is turning to the firefighter’s favor as a low pressure system is moving in Monday and Tuesday that will bring cooler temperatures and higher humidity.
Six airplanes assigned to the Fire dropped 108,000 gallons of retardant on the Fire Thursday. The planes can carry 1,000 gallons of retardant and each plane made about 18 trips between the fire and the Nevada County Airport for reloading of fire retardant. Elevated aircraft activity into and out of the Nevada County Airport is expected to continue.
Air Quality advisories remain in place for Placer and Nevada Counties for elevated levels of ozone and on occasion particulate matter. Those people with asthma, respiratory or other health condition that put them in the sensitive range are advised to limit outdoors activity.
CAL Fire is keeping residents in the fire area updated with Public Information meetings that are being held every day at 9:00 am and 7:30 pm at the Foresthill High School.