Iris, Combie lake area

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  • Incident Name: Iris, Combie lake area
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 2.5
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 6, 2019
  • Personnel: 40+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Iris, Wild Iris Lane and Retherford Road in the Darkhorse area, Nevada County.

August 6, 2019 at 1:57 PM

Photo courtesy CAL FIRE

Fire contained, some resources are being released. Watch for fire equipment in the area and on Combie Road.

August 6, 2019 at 1:44 PM

Air Attack is leaving the fire, helicopter 404 is picking up their crew and returning to their base at Columbia.

August 6, 2019 at 1:32 PM

The fire is holding at 2-2.5 acres, hoselay is about to be completed. Two Washington Ridge handcrews are working on the incident. All resources currently assigned to the fire will be on scene for at least two hours. PG&E rep requested for line inspection

August 6, 2019 at 1:28 PM

Tanker 88 has been released from the incident.

August 6, 2019 at 1:21 PM

Forward progress stopped, mop-up operations are starting.

August 6, 2019 at 1:16 PM

Good progress on the hoselay around the fire. Air Attack remains over the fire, the tanker will extend the retardant line.

August 6, 2019 at 1:11 PM

August 6, 2019 at 1:08 PM

Incident Commender (IC) estimates resources will be committed 2-3 hours at least.

August 6, 2019 at 1:06 PM

Photo courtesy CAL FIRE

There are no evacuations or road closures at this time, however avoid the Retherford/Wild Iris area and watch for equipment. IC reports retardant lines around 50% of the fire. Ground resources are making good progress.

August 6, 2019 at 1:04 PM

Tanker drop is slowing the uphill progression of the fire.

August 6, 2019 at 12:54 PM

Iris Air Attack reports light flashy fuels under timber canopy, burning at a slow rate of spread. Ground resources are making access and starting a hoselay around the fire. IC is optimistic it’ll be wrapped up soon.

August 6, 2019 at 12:51 PM

Air Attack and Tanker 88 are en route to the fire.

August 6, 2019 at 12:46 PM

Photo courtesy CAL FIRE

Unit at scene reports the fire is approximately two acres, burning on a westerly aspect slope. One structure potentially threatened at the top of the slope.

August 6, 2019 at 12:43 PM

IC is requesting one dozer to respond due to the access issues.

August 6, 2019 at 12:42 PM

IC is requesting aircraft to launch due to increased fire activity.

August 6, 2019 at 12:39 PM

All incoming units to stage at Wild Iris Lane and Retherford Road. The smoke is starting to dissipate, but firefighters have difficulties making access to the fire.

August 6, 2019 at 12:34 PM

Iris IC reports the fire appears to be burning at a slow rate of spread, near the gravel plant.

August 6, 2019 at 12:32 PM

Numerous CAL FIRE, Higgins and Consolidated resources en route.

August 6, 2019 at 12:27 PM

Now a full wildland dispatch on order for the fire on Wild Iris Lane.

August 6, 2019 at 12:26 PM

Report of a 1/4-acre fire near Retherford Road and Wild Iris Lane in the Darkhorse area.