- Incident Name: River, Bear River Campground
- State: CA
- Lead Agency: NEU
- Size (acres): 1
- Percent Contained: 0%
- Estimate of Containment: July 4, 2017
- Personnel: 30+
- Structures Destroyed: 0
Bear, Bear River Campground on Plumtree Road in the Colfax area. Second fire reported in the area – now contained as well.
July 4, 2017 at 3:20 PM
Air Attack 230 is over the new fire, reports a 5 by 5 or maybe 10 by 10 spot. Access off Plumtree Road, no growth potential. Resources ordered up are being canceled with the exception of two engines.
July 4, 2017 at 3:10 PM
The new incident has been named the River Fire.
July 4, 2017 at 3:07 PM
Air Attack 230, Tanker 88, Helicopter 514 and a full complement of engines, water tenders and dozers back en route to the fire.
July 4, 2017 at 3:03 PM
Report from a caller saying they are seeing smoke and flames upstream from the original Bear fire, by the NID ditch.
July 4, 2017 at 1:54 PM
Tanker 88 and Helicopter 514 are being released from the fire.
July 4, 2017 at 1:48 PM
Bear River IC reports the fire as contained, requests one Cal Fire engine to continue, all others can be canceled.
July 4, 2017 at 1:44 PM
Air Attack is on scene, reports the fire is between the access road and the river, some torching now. There is a potential for spotting, all resources are to continue in.
July 4, 2017 at 1:43 PM
The fire is in the group campground, Air Attack 230 and Helicopter 514 are en route to the fire.
July 4, 2017 at 1:42 PM
Firefighters have arrived at the campground, the fire is burning in the groundcover, no trees involved yet.
July 4, 2017 at 1:39 PM
First unit is coming on scene, reporting a small column of white smoke.
July 4, 2017 at 1:32 PM
The fire was reportedly sparked by kids setting off fireworks.
July 4, 2017 at 1:31 PM
Vegetation fire on Plumtree Road at the Bear River Campgrounds. Full wildland dispatch, including air support being ordered.