80, near Hwy 174, Colfax area

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  • Incident Name: 80, near Hwy 174, Colfax area
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: CAL FIRE NEU
  • Size (acres): 1
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 8, 2016
  • Personnel: 30
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Eastbound I-80 near the Hwy 174 offramp in the Colfax area.

August 8, 2016 at 2:13 PM

The coroner is on scene of the accident. The #2 lane is still closed.

August 8, 2016 at 1:05 PM

Caltrans alert: EASTBOUND 80 AT STATE ROUTE 174, THE RIGHT LANE IS CLOSED DUE TO A COLLISION. IT IS UNKNOWN WHEN THE LANE WILL OPEN.

August 8, 2016 at 12:34 PM

IC confirms the big rig was loaded with strawberries. Cleanup is underway.

August 8, 2016 at 12:33 PM

Looky loos on westbound I-80 are slowing traffic, significant backup on eastbound I-80, use Bell Road exit if possible.

August 8, 2016 at 12:20 PM

Washington Ridge Crew 2 is en route to the fire for mop-up.

August 8, 2016 at 12:18 PM

IC has declared the fire contained at 1 acre. Heavy mop-up operations are ongoing and eastbound I-80 has one lane traffic only.

Tanker 88 has been released by Air Attack and is returning to the Grass Valley Air Base.

August 8, 2016 at 12:17 PM

Ambulance has been released from the accident by the Incident Commander.

August 8, 2016 at 12:10 PM

CHP is closing the #2 lane from Colfax.

August 8, 2016 at 11:57 AM

First unit at scene reports approximately 1/2 acre of brush on fire near the Hwy 174 offramp on I-80. This is a big rig off the embankment.

August 8, 2016 at 11:54 AM

80 fire as seen at 11:48 am from Wolf Mountain lookout. Photo: Julie Siegenthaler

80 fire as seen at 11:48 am from Wolf Mountain lookout. Photo: Julie Siegenthaler

The fire is now reported as off I-80 near the train tracks, vehicle over the embankment and fully involved.

August 8, 2016 at 11:48 AM

Report of a car fire, a vehicle off the roadway on eastbound I-80, near the Hwy 174 offramp or possibly Carpenter Road on Hwy 174. Units en route.