Alder, Kyburz area, Eldorado National Forest

In Contained Regional Firesby YubaNet

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  • Incident Name: Alder, Kyburz area, Eldorado National Forest
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: ENF
  • Size (acres): 25
  • Percent Contained: 90%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 12, 2016
  • Personnel: 85
  • Structures Destroyed: 0
Alder, Ice House Road between White Hall and Kyburz, Eldorado National Forest. Burning in heavy timber, steep terrain.

August 9, 2016 at 11:51 AM

This will be the final update for this fire. The fire was turned over to a local Type 4 team Tuesday morning. Resources are being demobilized and re-assigned to other fires. Remaining crews are working on suppression repair. Expect to see some smoke as the fire continues to consume unburned vegetation in the interior of the fire.

August 9, 2016 at 7:26 AM

Firefighters made great progress yesterday with containment increasing to 85%. The fire will be turned over to a Type 4 team at 6 AM Tuesday morning. Resources are being demobilized and re-assigned to other fires as needed. Expect to see some smoke as the fire continues to consume unburned vegetation in the interior of the fire.

August 8, 2016 at 7:29 AM

No change in size or containment overnight. Firefighters will work on strengthening containment lines and mopping up 50 feet in from the line today.

Expect to see some smoke as the fire continues to consume unburned vegetation in the interior of the fire.

August 7, 2016 at 9:01 PM

Firefighters worked on the south side of the fire on Alder Ridge strengthening containment lines and making significant progress today. Moderate fire behavior was observed; the fire mostly consumed unburned vegetation in the interior of the fire with some isolated tree torching. Firefighters will be monitoring the fire through the night.

August 7, 2016 at 8:54 AM

2016_08_07-10.58.26.782-CDTFirefighters made good progress overnight. The north side of the fire is within the containment area. Firefighters will be working on the south side of the fire on Alder Ridge and strengthening containment lines today.

Concerns remain for Alder lookout and the communication site on Alder Ridge.

Sand Flat campground is impacted due to incident traffic as that road is the major access to the incident.

Highway 50 should see increased traffic in the Sand Flat area so travelers should be cautious.

August 6, 2016 at 9:20 PM

Firefighters will remain on scene overnight and continue to stregthen the containment lines. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

August 6, 2016 at 6:27 PM

Air Attack is planning on releasing both tankers to a load and hold. Both flanks are looking really good. The backside of the ridgeline needs to be scouted for potential. Relief air attack is inbound, will take over until sundown. Fire is now mostly burning on the back side of ridge and visibility is marginal, due to smoke.

August 6, 2016 at 5:27 PM

Per Air Attack, 3-4 small hotspots are still active, none bigger than 1/10th of an acre. The left and right flanks of the fire are looking good, retardant lines are holding.

August 6, 2016 at 5:18 PM

Alder Air Attack is recommitting Tanker 89 to the fire. The tanker was on load and hold in Grass Valley for the Moody Fire.

August 6, 2016 at 5:08 PM

Good progress on the ground. Tanker 89 is on a load and hold in Grass Valley.

August 6, 2016 at 4:55 PM

Fire progression is being slowed, helicopter is working hotspots. Tankers inbound from Camino will be focusing on the right flank.

August 6, 2016 at 4:48 PM

Tankers 84 and 82 en route from Camino, Helicopter 404 has an ETA of 5 minutes.

August 6, 2016 at 4:44 PM

Progress on the right flank of the fire, spotting is still an issue.

August 6, 2016 at 4:31 PM

Moderate rate of spread, trying to box in the south side and working on the east side of the fire with tankers and helicopters.

August 6, 2016 at 4:31 PM

Four additional crews requested.

August 6, 2016 at 4:29 PM

Air Attack is using the tankers to build a retardant box. Long-range spotting on the back side of the ridge reported.

August 6, 2016 at 4:14 PM

Alder fire seen by the UNR Seismo Fire cams

Alder fire seen by the UNR Seismo Fire cams

Large air tankers on base at McClellan have been diverted to the incident. Dozers from AEU en route to the incident.

August 6, 2016 at 3:21 AM

ENF resources en-route to possible vegetation fire off of Ice House Rd and Hwy 50. First unit reports slow rate of spread.