- Incident Name: Chilcoot, Plumas County
- State: CA
- Lead Agency: TNF
- Size (acres): 1,021
- Percent Contained: 100%
- Estimate of Containment: August 7, 2017
- Personnel: 190
- Structures Destroyed: 0
Chilcoot, Tahoe NF. One mile south of Chilcoot, CA. Brush and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.
August 7, 2017 at 6:36 PM
The Chilcoot Fire has been 100% contained at 6:00 pm.
August 7, 2017 at 9:19 AM
The Sierraville Ranger District reports the fire received additional precipitation overnight. The fire is in mop-up, with firefighters closely monitoring it for any flare-ups once temperatures heat up.
August 7, 2017 at 8:58 AM
The Sagehen fire cam shows smoke over the area. According to the overnight reports, 190 firefighters are assigned to the fire. The area received precipitation yesterday, full containment is expected by late afternoon.
August 6, 2017 at 8:25 PM
August 6, 2017 at 8:20 PM
Voluntary evacuations in place for the town of Chilcoot and Vinton. Access for engine crews is limited.
August 6, 2017 at 6:33 PM
Resources are being assigned for an extended attack.
August 6, 2017 at 6:05 PM
Rain over the fire has moderated fire behavior, ground resources are making progress. The fire is estimated at 200 acres.
August 6, 2017 at 5:50 PM
Chilcoot Air Attack is returning to Grass Valley Air Attack Base.
August 6, 2017 at 5:42 PM
Plumas County Sheriff: Due to a fire in the Chilcoot area, the Sheriff has issued a mandatory evacuation order for Chilcoot south of Highway 70. A voluntary evacuation order is issued for Chilcoot North of Highway 70 and a voluntary evacuation for the community of Vinton. A temporary evacuation center has been set up at the Vinton Grange Hall.
August 6, 2017 at 5:35 PM
Evacuees are being sent on Hwy 70.
August 6, 2017 at 5:28 PM
Loyalton Fire sending 1 engine and 1 water tender to the fire.
August 6, 2017 at 5:27 PM
All tankers released from the fire. Tanker 89, loaded, returning to Grass Valley.
August 6, 2017 at 5:21 PM
Fire is still burning actively, but now heavy rain is over the fire. Tankers are being released for the time being, weather makes drops impossible.
August 6, 2017 at 5:19 PM
Fire is still burning at a high rate of spread, pushed by very strong south winds. Structures are threatened.
August 6, 2017 at 5:14 PM
Now mandatory evacuations in Chilcoot.
August 6, 2017 at 5:11 PM
IC is pulling the dozers back out for safety, voluntary evacuations for Chilcoot-Vinton will be implemented. Type 2 crew from the Minerva Fire is being assigned to the fire.
August 6, 2017 at 5:09 PM
Air Attack is reporting lots of lightning, very poor conditions. Tankers are holding at the base right now, waiting for the weather to clear up a little.
August 6, 2017 at 5:06 PM
American River Hotshots assigned to the fire.
August 6, 2017 at 4:57 PM
Heavy wind gusts are pushing the fire to the northeast, towards Chilcoot. Very active fire behavior. No immediate structure threat at this time.
August 6, 2017 at 4:56 PM
Three angines, imediate need, from the Sierraville, Calpine and Susanville area. Five additional engines after that and any dozers available.
August 6, 2017 at 4:47 PM
Additional resources are being sent to the fire, long travel times.
August 6, 2017 at 4:24 PM
Tanker 93 out of Chico is over the fire now.
August 6, 2017 at 4:20 PM
Cal Fire engines out of Truckee are responding to the fire.
August 6, 2017 at 4:08 PM
Air Attack 17 is arriving over the fire.
August 6, 2017 at 3:56 PM
Units on scene report 100 acres burning at a moderate rate of spread. Requesting two dozers, 5 additional engines, 1 crew, 1 Air Attack and 2 tankers. Any additional air support available. Firefighters are trying to make access to start a line.
August 6, 2017 at 3:55 PM
Helicopter and dozers requested to the fire, Air Attack 17 is on its way, one tanker on order.
August 6, 2017 at 3:48 PM
The fire is estimated at 40-50 acres, burning in grass and sagebrush.
August 6, 2017 at 3:43 PM
Firefighters en route ( E-61 E-62) report seeing a column. Sagehen fire cam has the smoke visible from their vantage point.
August 6, 2017 at 3:36 PM
Reported vegetation fire in the Chilcoot area (Plumas County), Tahoe National Forest sending a full wildland response.