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Robbers Fire Update Monday Morning 7/16

The Robbers fire burning between Foresthill and Colfax continued to grow in size over the weekend. It is now listed at 2,500 acres in size with 30 percent containment.  Crews continued to make progress bolstering the fire perimeter. Fire continues to spread on the north and east sides of the fire, threatening Brushy Creek Subdivision, Haynes Mine, and Kings Hill. Resources are assigned to structure defense in the threatened areas.

1 residence & 4 outbuildings have been  destroyed  and  12 injuries to firefighters reported.

Cal Fire  spokesperson Daniel Berlant says Cal Fire has projected containment for the Robbers fire, but that may move according to the weather.
click to hear Daniel Berlant

A modified DC-10 Airtanker has been added to the arsenal fighting the fire which  is able drop as much as 12,000 gallons of retardant in as little as eight seconds. Governor Brown has ordered the activation of the National Guard and  of five specially-equipped UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and crews.
Firefighting efforts continue to be hampered by heavy brush and timber in steep terrain, but lower temperatures  should allow for firefighters to proceed with line construction and control operations.
click to hear Daniel Berlant
Wind gusts could reach 20 mph today.

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