New estimate size of the Applegate Fire is 350-400 acres. 10-15 acre spot fire at Codfish is starting to burn up the hillside.
CALFIRE Information Officer, Joanne Cartoscelli says Multiple resources are attacking the blazes with a focus on the eastern edge.
Two DC-10 air tankers are supporting the fire suppression efforts along with other air resources.
Currently 250 plus personnel are working to contain the fires.
Nevada County Consolidated Fire Brush 89 and Grass Valley Engine 2 responded as part of a 5 engine Nevada County immediate need Strike Team to the Applegate Incident. Off duty firefighters returning to work are augmenting staffing.
At last report the Strike Team was being deployed to the line at an unknown location.
Traffic on Highway 80 is bumper to bumper as drivers are trying to find alternate ways around the area.
Most recent Evacuation areas:
Ponderosa Way to State Park boundary
Bridge Trail Way
East Ridge — in Applegate, CA.
Evacuation route: Ponderosa Way across Ponderosa Bridge to Foresthill Road to Memorial Hall in Foresthill, 24600 Harrison Street, Foresthill.
Sun Valley Lane
Heather Glen Mobile Home Park
Weaver Hill Lane
Weaver Hill Rd
Heather Glen Drive
Pine Cone Peak
High View Lane
East and West Peoli
PCSO: Prepare to evacuate the following roads:
The evacuation route from these streets is Applegate Rd., south to Interstate 80.
Hidden Meadow Way
Hidden Meadow Road
Hidden Meadow ct
Pine Knoll Road
Quail Mountain Ct
Sierra Pines Rd
Applegate Rd between Boole and Heather Glen
Evacuation advisory only for this area:
Boole Rd from Applegate Rd
Marleigh Knoll Lane
Colter Ranch rd
Red feather circle
Cerro vista Drive
Pepper Ranch Rd
Evacuation to Colfax Community Center 55 School St.
Also… Auburn Regional Park at 3770 Richardson Dr. in Auburn. Per Placer County, the shelter in Auburn is still the main shelter. Animals can be taken to the Auburn Fairgrounds.
The fires were first reported just before 1:30 this afternoon with reports of a vehicle being the cause of the multiple fires.