- Incident Name: China, Penn Valley
- State: CA
- Lead Agency: NEU
- Size (acres): 13.2
- Percent Contained: 100%
- Estimate of Containment: July 5, 2017
- Personnel: 84
- Structures Destroyed: 0
Houghton Ranch Road and China Court in Penn Valley. Tree into power lines.
July 5, 2017 at 2:29 PM
The branch 2 of the fire has been mapped at 11.5 acres, branch 1 was 1.7 acres.
July 5, 2017 at 2:24 PM
The road closure is still in effect, the tree in the power lines is blocking the roadway.
July 5, 2017 at 1:50 PM
Prevention officers will investigate the exact cause of the fire. To clarify, the initial fire exhibited some spotting – the resulting spot fire is the branch 2 fire (5-7 acres before mapping). Some resources are being released from the incident.
July 5, 2017 at 1:35 PM
Resources on the fire will be committed for several hours to extinguish any hot spots, remove the hoselays (fire hoses stretched around the fire) and rehabilitate any fire lines outside the perimeter.
July 5, 2017 at 1:30 PM
Air Attack 17 is releasing Tanker 88 and will depart the fire in approximately 5 minutes. Helicopter 514 and the helitack crew remain committed to the fire.
July 5, 2017 at 1:20 PM
Fire behavior has moderated greatly, Branch 2 fire is contained. Mop-up operations are starting.
July 5, 2017 at 1:12 PM
China IC requests incoming dozer to stage on Hwy 20 and Houghton Ranch Rd.
July 5, 2017 at 1:11 PM
Tanker 89 and 89 are being released. Tanker 88 will be kept on a load and hold at the Grass Valley Air Attack Base.
July 5, 2017 at 1:06 PM
There are no evacuations in place at this time.
July 5, 2017 at 12:54 PM
Road closure is in effect, please avoid the area.
July 5, 2017 at 12:47 PM
Air Attack 17, Helicopter 514, Tanker 88, Tanker 89 and Tanker 82 are working the fire, laying down retardant lines. 2 dozers and 3 handcrews are working with 8 engines and one water tender. There is a road closure in place for China Court.
July 5, 2017 at 12:29 AM
Houghton Ranch Rd. in Penn Valley, tree into power lines. Full wildland response, with aircraft. Firefighters are starting to make progress.