Tyler Foote Crossing and Hwy 49, North San Juan. Burning in heavy brush, spotting.
Tankers are overhead, crews are working several spots. High temperatures and windy conditions are driving the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, however several spots along Hwy 49 were initially reported. CHP is providing traffic control on Hwy 49.
August 31, 2013 at 6:00 PM
52 Acres 90% ContainedAugust 31, 2013 at 5:47 PM
Tanker 89 is being released, returning to Grass Valley.
August 31, 2013 at 5:31 PM
Just got confirmation that one home on Ivey Lane was destroyed. The fire is holding at 40-45 acres and firefighters continue to make good progress.August 31, 2013 at 5:19 PM
Caltrans closure update: Hwy 49 @ Tyler Foote Rd is closed due to a fire, detouring traffic @ Oak Tree/No ETO
August 31, 2013 at 4:54 PM
Firefighters have a handle on the spotting issue and forward progress has been stopped.August 31, 2013 at 4:41 PM
45 Acres 60% Contained 150+ Personell
Some resources are being released from the fire. Good progress reported.
August 31, 2013 at 4:21 PM
Current wind conditions: SW 8 mph Gusts up to 17 mph. Some tree torching observed, but progress is being made.
August 31, 2013 at 4:11 PM
45 Acres 0% Contained 150+ Personell
One unoccupied structure has been damaged. Updated acreage now 40-45. August 31, 2013 at 3:57 PM
An additional order for a dozer has been placed. Two strike teams, one from Butte County and one from the Amador-ElDorado Cal Fire unit are on their way to the fire.
August 31, 2013 at 3:54 PM
20 Acres 0% Contained 150 Personell
The fire is still only on the west side of Ivey lane. Active structure protection for 5 structures on Ivey Lane, with engines next to the structures and firefighters standing by (clearing flammables etc)
August 31, 2013 at 3:50 PM
Road closures: State Parks has closed Hwy 49 at Tyler and 49 // NCSO has it closed 49 at Penn Valley Rd. – aka Petersons Corner
August 31, 2013 at 3:49 PM
Resources on scene for now: Approx. 20 engines, 2 handcrews, 2 dozers, 2 helicopters, 4 tankers, 1 air attack plane. More resources on their way.
August 31, 2013 at 3:33 PM
12-15 Acres 0% Contained 150 PersonellOne additional air attack plane out of Redding and one tanker out of Chico are on their way. Spotting remains a concern.August 31, 2013 at 3:23 PM
Helicopter 516 is working a spot fire next to a structure, helicopter 514 is working additional spot fires.
August 31, 2013 at 3:18 PM
Tankers are dropping retardant to slow the progress of the fire while helicopter and ground crews are providing structure protection. All tankers are on “load and return,” meaning as soon as the tanker is empty, they return to the Grass Valley Air Base, reload and refuel if necessary and come out to the fire immediately.
August 31, 2013 at 3:07 PM
A threat to structures is being reported. Helicopter 514 now on scene, working the left flank of the fire.
August 31, 2013 at 3:01 PM
Additional tankers and engines for structure protection have been requested. Significant spotting is being reported.
Pot plants used as landmarks.... Only in Nevada county.
Paul---Super job reporting--thank you! Ed