The Lowell fire burning in the Steep Hollow Creek in the You Bet Area, west of Alta is now 25 percent contained. The fire had consumed 1,700 acres as of last night. 1,800 structures remain threatened in Placer and Nevada counties. Zero structures have burned.
Temperatures are expected to be high and humidities low today . The fire has the potential to continue to progress due to current and predicted weather conditions. Access to fire is very challenging, but hundreds of firefighters are actively battling the fire in the air and on the ground.
Cal Fire PIO Daniel Berlant says Containment is projected by the end of the week, but it will take a lot of work.
Evacuations: Mandatory Evacuations remain in effect for Red Dog Rd East of Greenhorn Creek, You Bet Road East of
Greenhorn Creek, Chalk Bluff and Lowell Hill Roads.
and, An evacuation advisory is in place for the Cascade Shores Community.
Nevada County: Red Dog Road at Chalk Bluff Road, Red Dog Road at Buckeye Ridge, Banner Quaker at
Lower Green Horn Road, Banner Quaker at Chalk Bluff, & Lowell Hill Road at Mule Spring Road.
Placer County: Secret Town at Chicago Park Power House Road & Diggin Road at Main Street in Dutch Flat.