County, Collins Lake Recreation area and County Road 270. Started as a structure (3-story building) fire on a construction site. Extension to the wildland, moderate rate of spread, some structures may be threatened.
Difficult access for heavy equipment across Collins Lake Dam Road.
June 8, 2012 at 6:22 AM - The County Fire is now 80% contained. Good progress was made overnight.
Firefighters will continue to mop up and rehab the area. No injuries, road closures or evacuations. Full control is expected tonight at 8:00 pm.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
6:59:12 PM - The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Handlines and dozerlines have been completed. There is currently no threat to structures. No road closures, no evacuations and no injuries reported. Firefighters will continue to work throughout the night and tomorrow. The 3 helicopters on scene will be released for the night by sunset.
June 7, 2012 at 6:28 PM - The air tankers have been released. Good progress is being made.
June 7, 2012 at 5:50 PM - The Grass Valley Air Base has been opened to allow tankers to reload.
June 7, 2012 at 5:07 PM - The fire is now approximately 25% contained. Air support: 4 helicopters and 3 air tankers on scene.
June 7, 2012 at 4:28 PM - Air resources are taking care of the spot fire. Ground crews have initiated structure protection. Still some spotting, burning in heavy fuels. Two additional tankers and two additional helicopters are being requested.
Plans for extended attack are being made.
June 7, 2012 at 4:08 PM - Fire is holding at ridge top. Some spotting is occurring in heavy fuels. Command post will be set up near Collins Lake Dam Road.
Additional resources have been requested.
June 7, 2012 at 3:59 PM - Fire is reported to be in heavy fuels. Smoke can be seen in Browns Valley, Penn Valley, Lake Wildwood, North San Juan, Nevada City areas.
June 7, 2012 at 3:48 PM - Additional resources from the Tahoe National Forest, CAL FIRE and local agencies are responding. Aircraft responding: Copter 514, copter 205, airtac 460 and tanker 80 are also responding.
Many thanks to the Fire Information services for their updates.