Cascade, Oregon House

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  • Incident Name: Cascade, Oregon House
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 9,989
  • Percent Contained: 98%
  • Estimate of Containment: October 17, 2017
  • Personnel: 623 (complex total)
  • Structures Destroyed: 143 residential and 123 outbuildings

Cascade, Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, Cal Fire. One miles east of Loma Rica, CA. Timber and brush. Minimal fire behavior.

October 18, 2017 at 9:15 AM

Damage assessment is complete on all fires of the Wind Complex. Final evaluation has resulted in reassessment of all results.

Cascade Fire Area: 1 residence and 9 minor structures damaged
143 residences and 123 minor structures destroyed.

October 17, 2017 at 7:01 PM

Crews improved containment line on the Lobo Fire and strengthened containment lines on Cascade and LaPorte. Patrolling the burn area and suppression repair continues. Demobilization of excess resources continues.

October 17, 2017 at 6:30 AM

Minimal activity. Firefighters patrolling the burn area, mop up and suppression repairs continue. Residents should watch for fire and utility equipment throughout the burn area.

October 16, 2017 at 7:38 AM

The Cascade Fire remains at 96% containment. Focus will be on suppression repair.

October 15, 2017 at 5:59 PM

The Cascade fire is now 94% contained at 9,989 acres.

CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 2 will transition the fires within the Wind Complex to the local Units tomorrow and this will be the final update from the Incident Management Team

October 15, 2017 at 12:22 PM

All Evacuation Warnings have been lifted. All evacuation shelters are now closed. All animal evacuation shelters are now closed.

In Yuba County, the Yuba/Sutter Fairgrounds remains open as an evacuation center for residents and animals. The address is 442 Franklin Ave., Yuba City. (530) 674-1280

Anyone needing information for recovery please contact your county OES office:

Yuba County: (530) 749-7520
Nevada County: (530) 265-1515

Butte County residents can call the Fire Assistance Center (530) 538-7473 starting Monday, October 16th.

October 15, 2017 at 7:37 AM

Anyone needing information for recovery please contact your county OES office:

Butte County (530) 538-7373
Yuba County (530) 749-7520
Nevada County (530) 265-1515

Due to utility repair, continued mop up and suppression repair there are evacuation warnings still in place. Please use caution when driving in these areas.

Firefighters and other resources are beginning to be sent to other major fires within California due to the progress made on the Wind Complex.

October 14, 2017 at 8:12 PM

A Red Flag warning in effect for late tonight through Sunday morning. Firefighters will continue to monitor conditions. Damage Inspection Teams have finished their assessments.

Anyone needing information for recovery please contact your county OES office.

Butte County (530) 538-7373
Yuba County (530) 749-7520
Nevada County (530) 265-1515

Due to utility repair, continued mop up and suppression repair there are evacuation warnings still in place. Please use caution when driving in these areas.

October 14, 2017 at 7:37 AM

The total acreage reflects more accurate mapping. Red Flag warning today through Sunday morning for gusty winds and low relative humidity. Firefighters will continue to monitor conditions. Damage Inspection Teams are continuing their assessments.

All Evacuation Orders have been reduced to Warnings and all roads are now open.

Use caution when in the fire area as utility companies continue their repairs to infrastructure that was damaged due to the fire.

October 13, 2017 at 6:27 PM

The total acreage reflects more accurate mapping. Red Flag warning late tonight through Sunday morning for gusty winds and low relative humidity. Firefighters will continue to monitor conditions. Damage Inspection Teams are continuing their assessments.

All Evacuation Orders have been reduced to Warnings and all roads are now open.

Use caution when in the fire area as utility companies continue their repairs to infrastructure that was damaged due to the fire.

October 13, 2017 at 5:32 PM

All Evacuation Orders have been reduced to Evacuation Warnings. All road closures for the Wind Complex have been lifted, allowing for repopulation of the LaPorte and Cascade Fire areas. Use caution when re-entering the affected areas as fire and utility personnel will still be working in the area.

October 13, 2017 at 6:10 AM

Good progress in the past 24 hours.

October 12, 2017 at 5:06 PM

There will be a community meeting for Yuba County residents affected by the Cascade and La Porte Fires. The event will take place on Friday, October 13, 2017, at 6:30 PM at the Browns Valley Elementary School. The address is 9555 Browns Valley Road, Browns Valley, California 95918

October 12, 2017 at 2:40 PM

The following area are under Mandatory Evacuation Orders:
• All areas north of the listed road closures to the to the Yuba /Butte county line and east to Marysville Road including the area of Cascade Road accessed from Neptune Road.

The following area are under Evacuation Warning:
• All areas east Marysville Road to the Yuba / Nevada County Line, from the Intersection of Willow Glenn at Marysville Rd to Hwy 20 including greater Browns Valley community.
• All areas south of the Yuba / Butte County Line, east of Ramirez Road to the road closures at Fruitland Road at Loop Road, Loma Rica at Smith Road, Virginia Road at Fruitland Road, and all areas south of Choctaw Trail at Fruitland Road to Hwy 20.

Road Closures:
• Leanne Way at Marysville Road
• Loma Rica Road at Marysville Road
• Pony Express Trail at Marysville Road
• Scott Grant Road at Marysville Road
• Big Oak Lane at Marysville Road
• Dry Creek Lane at Clair Drive
• Fruitland Road, just west of Loop Road
• Fruitland Road at Virginia Road
• Fruitland Road at Choctaw Trail
• Vierra Lane at La Porte Road
• Loma Rica Road at Smith Road Cascade Road at Neptune Road

October 12, 2017 at 6:30 AM

After review of the fire progression a change in fire boundaries has resulted in a shift in acreage on the Cascade and LaPorte fires. The total acreage combined did not change significantly during this reporting period.

Firefighters continued to build containment lines overnight. Steep terrain and heavy brush continue to pose a challenge. Predicted red flag warning will bring change in wind direction over the fire area. Damage Inspection Teams are continuing their assessments. Changes in damaged and destroyed structures along with the type of structures involved will be reflected in incident updates as the inspection teams confirm their findings.

October 12, 2017 at 6:19 AM

Reduction in acreage due to better mapping.

October 12, 2017 at 5:42 AM

Gusty north winds and low humidity expected today. A wind event will occur today with breezy northerly winds and poor humidity recovery combining to bring near Red Flag conditions. The strongest winds are expected this morning with decreasing winds expected through the day. Lighter winds are expected on Friday with slightly higher RH. Another disturbance will bring anther round of breezy northeast winds on Saturday. Neither of these periods of breezy winds is expected to be as strong as that experienced last Sunday or Monday. Lighter winds and warm dry conditions are expected early next week.

October 11, 2017 at 7:14 PM

Firefighters continued to maintain containment lines today. Steep terrain and heavy brush continue to pose a challenge. Predicted red flag warnings will continue to change in wind direction over the fire area. 217 structures destroyed in the whole complex: (111 residences & 104 outbuildings & 2 commercial)

October 11, 2017 at 6:33 PM

Yuba County has released this map with evacuation and road closure information. Click on the image to download the pdf file.

October 11, 2017 at 3:32 PM

In northeast Yuba County, about 1,300 customers in Loma Rica, Rackerby, Browns Valley, Dobbins and Oregon House are without power and are also expected to be restored by late Thursday. About 50 PG&E linemen are rebuilding 120 burned poles and power lines damaged in the Cascade and La Porte fires.

October 11, 2017 at 9:21 AM

Fire behavior forecast: The fire is burning in a mix of grass and brush with stands of timber and timber litter that are extremely dry and have a heavy fuel loading. With the predicted northwest wind, single or group tree torching could cast embers and produce spot fires in receptive fuel beds – especially where the timber litter fuel loading or heavy grass crops are high. Wind speeds are expected to increase with strong gusts which will led to increased rates of spread and the possibility of long range spotting.

October 11, 2017 at 9:10 AM

All areas east to Collins Lake and the Yuba/Nevada County line, not including the Oregon House community are under evacuation orders.

October 11, 2017 at 8:56 AM

Firefighters continued to build containment lines overnight. Steep terrain and heavy brush continue to pose a challenge.

Predicted red flag warning will bring change in wind direction over the fire area.

Damage Inspection Teams have arrived at the incident and have initiated their assessments. Changes in damaged and destroyed structures along with the type of structures involved will be reflected in incident updates as the inspection teams confirm their findings.

October 11, 2017 at 6:09 AM

Control objectives remain the same.

October 10, 2017 at 9:12 PM

Firefighters continue to reinforce and build containment lines around the fires. The steep, rugged terrain paired with the hot and dry temperatures make firefighting efforts difficult. Ground crews, with air support, continue to actively engage in suppressing spot fires around the perimeter of the incident. Damage Assessment Teams have arrived at the incident and have initiated their assessments. Changes in damaged and destroyed structures along with the type of structures involved will be reflected in incident updates as the assessment teams confirm their findings.

October 10, 2017 at 6:04 PM

The evacuation orders for the access modified below will be reduced to an evacuation warning; all other closures will remain in place and under mandatory evacuation.

The modified closures are as follows:
• Loma Rica Rd at Smith Rd; Loma Rica Rd will open from Hwy 20 to Smith Rd
• Loma Rica Rd at Bevan Rd; Bevan Rd will be open
• Virginia Rd at Smith Rd
• Marysville Rd at Spring Valley Rd; Marysville Rd will open from Hwy 20 to Spring Valley Rd and Spring Valley Rd will be open from Hwy 20
• Marysville Rd at Fruitland Rd
• Marysville Rd at Scott Grant Rd
• Marysville Rd at Loma Rica Rd
• Township Rd at Peoria Rd; Peoria Rd will open from Hwy 20
• Peoria Rd at Bald Mountain Rd; Bald Mountain Rd open to Peoria Rd
• Fruitland Rd at Honcut Rd

 

Current closures still in place for mandatory evacuation area:
• Marysville Rd at Willow Glen Rd
• Loma Rica Rd at Laporte Rd
• Laporte Rd at Vierra Ln
• Laporte Rd at Honcut Rd
• Laporte Rd at Darby Rd
• Loma Rica rd at Fruitland Rd
• Loma Rica Rd at Los Verjeles Rd

When entering the area, please be cautious of emergency equipment and personnel as they are operating in and around the area. Check the roof and exterior areas for sparks and embers as well as the attic and throughout the house for hidden burning sparks and embers.

When picking up animals from a shelter, please have a photo ID. Upon returning home make sure you have food, water, and proper containment for your animals. High temperatures and fire damage can cause normal household items to become hazardous to you and your animals. Make sure your property is safe before returning home.


October 10, 2017 at 12:13 PM

Two air tankers with Air Attack will be over the Loma Rica/Los Verjeles Road area shortly to support firefighters on the ground.

October 10, 2017 at 12:09 PM

Loma Rica Road and Los Verjeles area has flames threatening two structures. Additional resources are responding for structure protection.

October 10, 2017 at 7:15 AM

Firefighters made good progress overnight, anchoring and extending firelines.

October 10, 2017 at 7:03 AM

Control objectives for the day:

Keep the fire North of Fruitland Road
Keep the fire South of Rocky Huncut Creek
Keep the fire East of Loma Rica Road and Iowa City
Keep the fire West of Marysville Road

Fire behavior: The fires are burning in a mix of grass and brush with stands of timber and timber litter that are extremely dry and have a heavy fuel loading. The fire spread was initially driven by high winds and low humidity with long range spotting. Group tree torching could cast embers and produce spot fires in receptive fuel beds, especially where timber litter fuel loading or heavy grass crops are high. Wind speeds are expected to significantly decrease from the previous day which will lead to lower rates of spread and lower spotting distances.

October 10, 2017 at 6:47 AM

A dry weather system will pass just north of the fire site Tuesday into Wednesday. Relative humidity will remain low with poor overnight recovery. Winds will be shifting the next couple of days as the system approaches and moves through the region and will become west to northwest on Wednesday.

October 9, 2017 at 8:05 PM

Cascade Fire off Maryville Road and Loma Rica Road, Loma Rica (Yuba County) is now 8,200 acres and 10% contained.

October 9, 2017 at 5:56 PM

Per Yuba County: Some new voluntary evacuations.
Voluntary: Lower Begonia Way, Sunnyside Lane, and Leafwood Road.
All other evacuation orders remain in effect and are not expected to change through the night. Keep watching here for updates.

October 9, 2017 at 2:41 PM

Per Air Attack, the fire has not crossed Collins Lake Access or Marysville Road. Tankers are working the area to put a thick layer of retardant on the ridge and allow ground resources to get in the area.

October 9, 2017 at 2:23 PM

Fire may have crossed the fireline between Collins Lake Road and Marysville Road. IC is trying to confirm the situation.

October 9, 2017 at 2:10 PM

CAL FIRE IMT-2 (Patterson) has been assigned to the complex comprised of the Lobo, McCourtney, Cascade and LaPorte fires.

October 9, 2017 at 12:38 PM

2,200 people have been evacuated.

October 9, 2017 at 11:19 AM

Air Attack is over the Collins Lake area, updating ground resources on fire activity in the area.

October 9, 2017 at 7:59 AM

Marysville Rd and Willow Glen Loma Rica, Yuba County. 5,000 acres 0% containment.

October 9, 2017 at 7:34 AM

All fires in the Nevada and Yuba counties will most likely be managed as a complex by a Type 1 Incident Management Team.

October 9, 2017 at 5:42 AM

Hwy 20 is closed at Big Oak Valley from Hammonton Smartsville Rd to 12.8 mi west of the Yuba/Nevada Co Line. No ETO.

October 9, 2017 at 5:06 AM

Mandatory evacuations in Loma Rica and Browns Valley. The area under evacuation is from Marysville Rd at Hwy 20 to Willow Glen Rd. Loma Rica from Hwy 20 to include all of Los Verjeles Rd to the Butte County Line, and Loma Rica Rd west to Iowa City Road and the Butte County line. And the area under warning previously in Browns Valley east of Marysville Rd, is now under mandatory evacuation to the Nevada Co line. Anyone living above Willow Glen at Marysville Rd, southbound Marysville Rd at Willow Glen is closed – your alternate routes are East on Marysville Rd to Hwy 49; or West on Forbestown Rd toward Hwy 70/Oroville area.

October 9, 2017 at 4:53 AM

CAL FIRE NEU estimates the fire at 3,000 acres now.

October 9, 2017 at 4:51 AM

Per YCSO: For anyone living north of Willow Glen @ Marysville Rd; southbound Marysville Rd is CLOSED at Willow Glen. Your alternate routes are EAST on Marysville Rd to Hwy 49; or WEST on Forbestown Rd towards Hwy 70/Oroville.

October 9, 2017 at 4:27 AM

Evacuations on the east side of Marysville Road from Collins Lake Road to Hwy 20.

October 9, 2017 at 4:15 AM

Multiple spot fires ahead of the fire, in between Dolen Harding and Collins Lake Road. Firefighters will attempt to hold the line and protect the structures in the area. At this time, the fire is burning due east.

October 9, 2017 at 4:05 AM

Mandatory evacuation area expanded. Now includes area from Collins Lake south to along Marysville Road to Hwy 20 (includes Browns Valley), then east along Hwy 20 to the Nevada County line.

October 9, 2017 at 3:52 AM

Spot fires crossing Marysville Rd. Evacuation warning for Dolen Harding to Collins Lake.

October 9, 2017 at 3:12 AM

Mandatory evacuation order issued for Loma Rica include all of Los Verjeles to Butte Co. Loma Rica Rd to Los Verjeles to Iowa City Rd

October 9, 2017 at 2:40 AM

Emergency shelter will be located at Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds in Yuba City.

October 9, 2017 at 2:38 AM

Per CAL FIRE NEU: Willow Glen Rd Marysville Rd. Yuba County 2500+ acres multiple homes damaged and destroyed.

October 9, 2017 at 2:30 AM

Fruitland Road is closed at Marysville Road.

October 9, 2017 at 2:29 AM

The fire is approaching Marysville Road in the Collins Lake area.

October 9, 2017 at 1:56 AM

Photo courtesy Avanti Centrae

Fire is spreading towards Bangor. IC is establishing several branches for this fire. The fire has reached Fruitland at Northridge Way.

October 9, 2017 at 1:33 AM

Reports of residents trapped in their homes on Loma Rica Road. Firefighters are making access to escort them to safety.

October 9, 2017 at 1:29 AM

The fire has jumped Fruitland Road.

October 9, 2017 at 1:07 AM

Fire has crossed into Butte County, per a lookout on Darby, towards Bangor Bridge.

October 9, 2017 at 12:52 AM

The fire is making large wind-driven runs towards Marysville Rd and Willow Glen Rd down toward Loma Rica.

October 9, 2017 at 12:32 AM

The fire is pushing into the Scott Grant subdivision and Kimberly. Additional evacuations coming in the Loma Rica area.

October 9, 2017 at 12:30 AM

IC is requesting 10 additional dozers, 20 engines and 10 Type 3 strike teams and any additional resources available.

October 9, 2017 at 12:06 AM

Main push is towards Loma Rica and Los Verjeles, another branch is pushing towards Butte County.

October 8, 2017 at 11:53 PM

Cascade Fire is experiencing rapid, wind-driven push toward the Loma Rica area. A new fire, just to the north of the current fire is taking off. IC is estimating the Cascade Fire at 200 acres.

October 8, 2017 at 11:29 PM

IC is reporting the fire is being pushed in several directions, currently burning towards the north. Requesting evacuations to start in the area.

October 8, 2017 at 11:22 PM

Cascade Way in Dobbins: Two structures fully involved, at least 6 acres burning at a rapid rate of spread. IC requesting 10 additional engines and four crews.

October 8, 2017 at 11:14 PM

Structure now involved on Cascade Way in Dobbins.

October 8, 2017 at 11:04 PM

Report of a new vegetation fire in Dobbins on Cascade Way near Neptune Road.