- 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
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.