- Incident Name: Axel, Coloma area, El Dorado County
- State: CA
- Lead Agency: AEU
- Size (acres): 74
- Percent Contained: 100%
- Estimate of Containment: July 10, 2017
- Personnel: 40
- Structures Destroyed: 0
Axel, Axel Ct and Barrister Ct., near Rescue (El Dorado County) at the South Fork of the American River. Brush and timber in steep terrain.
July 10, 2017 at 9:08 PM
Fire is 100% contained. Reduction in acreage is due to better mapping.
July 10, 2017 at 10:08 AM
Containment is up to 70%. 5 engines and 2 water tenders remain on scene.
July 9, 2017 at 8:02 PM
Forward progress of the fire has been stopped. Crew are strengthening containment lines and performing mop up and patrol. Steep difficult terrain is hampering the mop up efforts.
July 9, 2017 at 12:23 PM
Forward progress of the fire has been stopped. Crew are strengthening containment lines and performing mop up and patrol.
Road Closures: none
July 9, 2017 at 8:31 AM
Latest update reports the fire at 100 acres and 50% contained. Forward spread of the fire has been stopped.
July 8, 2017 at 6:52 PM
The fire is holding for now. Watch for road closures in the area of Luneman and Hidden Lake Drive.
July 8, 2017 at 6:40 PM
Tahoe Hotshots and Modoc T2IA crews sent to the Axel Fire.
July 8, 2017 at 6:11 PM
The fire is burning at a moderate rate of spread, on both sides of the river. Crews are on both sides Aircraft from the Eldorado and Tahoe National Forests are assisting. Structure protection is in place for several homes immediately threatened. Retardant drops are slowing the progression of the fire.