- Incident Name: Bridge, Auburn
- State: CA
- Lead Agency: NEU
- Size (acres): 5-6
- Percent Contained: 100%
- Estimate of Containment: July 11, 2017
- Personnel: 120+
- Structures Destroyed:
Bridge, Clipper Creek Road in Auburn off I-80 in Auburn. Burning in very steep terrain, structures are threatened.
July 11, 2017 at 6:20 PM
Evacuation orders have been lifted in Clipper Gap fire. Residents only on Clipper Creek.
July 11, 2017 at 4:30 PM
Excellent progress by firefighters, there is now a line around the fire and mop-up operations have begun.
July 11, 2017 at 3:42 PM
Air Attack is releasing Tanker 88 back to Grass Valley and Tanker 100 is released on base.
July 11, 2017 at 3:38 PM
Per Placer County Sheriff: Clipper Creek is under MANDATORY evacuation. Hard closure at Clipper Gap Rd & Applegate Rd. Evacuations are taking place at Clipper Gap, Clipper Creek, Boole, and Cerro Vista Roads.
July 11, 2017 at 3:23 PM
Air Attack is satisfied with the progress made by the air tankers assigned to the fire. There is no need for additional aircraft, releasing one tanker back to Columbia.
July 11, 2017 at 3:18 PM
Tankers are reinforcing the retardant lines to completely box the fire in. The helicopters are cooling hotspots, ground resources are cutting line and providing structure protection. Some progress reported.
July 11, 2017 at 3:09 PM
6 engines made it to the bottom and are directly attacking the fire.
July 11, 2017 at 3:03 PM
Structure protection is in place now, priority is to keep the fire within the retardant lines. There is a potential for spotting.
July 11, 2017 at 2:57 PM
Road closure in progress for Clipper Gap Road at Applegate Road.
July 11, 2017 at 2:47 PM
Access is off I-80 on Clipper Gap Road for all in coming units.
July 11, 2017 at 2:45 PM
Tanker 82 and tanker 84 en route, Helicopter inbound within the next 10 minutes
July 11, 2017 at 2:40 PM
An additional 5 engines en route to the fire, a structure protection group is forming now.
July 11, 2017 at 2:35 PM
Retardant drops slowed the rate of spread of the fire, the left flank and the head of the fire have been targeted successfully.
July 11, 2017 at 2:33 PM
Tankers are dropping retardant on the Bridge Fire, access is extremely difficult for ground resources.
July 11, 2017 at 2:26 PM
Bridge Air Attack reports 2 acres, requesting 2 helicopters and an additional two tankers for a total of 4. IC requests 3 aditional water tenders and 2 additional crews.
July 11, 2017 at 2:23 PM
Firefighters are trying to make access to the fire via Boole Road. At this time engines are staging in Clipper Gap Road.
July 11, 2017 at 2:20 PM
IC reports multiple cars and debris on fire, no way to make safe access. The fire is burning uphill, approximately 1/2 to 3/4 acres at this time.
July 11, 2017 at 2:14 PM
The location of the fire is now given as being off Clipper Creek in Auburn.
July 11, 2017 at 2:11 PM
Air Attack 230 is over the Foresthill Bridge, reports it as a working structure fire with extension to the wildland. High potential for spotting.