Forks, east of Foresthill

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  • Incident Name: Forks, east of Foresthill
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: TNF
  • Size (acres): 5.3
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: May 29, 2018
  • Personnel: 60+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Forks, off Foresthill Road and Elliot Ranch Road on the American River District of the Tahoe National Forest in the vicinity of Sugarpine Reservoir.

May 29, 2018 at 5:55 PM

The fire is now fully contained at 5.3 acres. Two more hours to complete extensive mop-up.

May 29, 2018 at 5:48 PM

Firefighters will remain on scene for at least two hours to mop-up and extinguish any remaining hotspots.

May 29, 2018 at 5:36 PM

Helicopter 404 is leaving the fire and returning to Columbia. Firefighters on the ground have started mop-up operations.

May 29, 2018 at 5:02 PM

Firefighters have a hoselay around the fire, forward progress has been stopped. Still some interior burning, progressing steadily with the handline.

May 29, 2018 at 4:44 PM

Forward progress of the fire has been slowed significantly.

May 29, 2018 at 4:42 PM

Three Cal Fire engines, two handcrews, one dozer are also assigned to the fire.

Seen from the Tahoe Fire cams http://www.alertwildfire.org/tahoe/firecams.html

May 29, 2018 at 4:40 PM

Updated estimated acreage is 3 acres, handline construction is making good progress and firefighters are working on a hoselay near the head of the fire.

May 29, 2018 at 4:20 PM

Moderate build on the smoke, fueled by upcanyon winds from the drainage. No torching or spotting reported.

May 29, 2018 at 4:16 PM

Helicopter 404 is 5 miles out, with a crew on board. One handcrew, Engine 342, Engine 2381, Chief 2, Patrol 41 and Patrol 42 on scene. Cal Fire engines arriving shortly. There is no danger to any structures, no road closures and no evacuations. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

May 29, 2018 at 4:01 PM

Helicopter en route from Columbia has an ETA of 15 minutes. Additional resources from CAL FIRE en route to the fire.

May 29, 2018 at 3:54 PM

The #ForestFire is burning at a slow to moderate rate of spread. Units are on scene, starting suppression.

May 29, 2018 at 3:20 PM 

Report of a vegetation fire on Foresthill Road near Elliot Road. Tahoe National Forest engines and patrol are responding. One helicopter out of Columbia on order. The plume is slightly visible from I-80.