Irish, north of Ione

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  • Incident Name: Irish, north of Ione
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: CAL FIRE AEU
  • Size (acres): 825
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: July 9, 2018
  • Personnel: 111
  • Structures Destroyed: 7
Irish, Amador-El Dorado Unit, Cal Fire. Three miles northeast of Carbondale, CA. Timber. Minimal fire behavior.

July 9, 2018 at 7:42 PM

Final acreage is 825 acres.

July 8, 2018 at 10:02 AM

Excellent progress was made over night building containment lines and making the area safe for residents to return to their homes. Evacuees returning to residences are urged to use caution and yield to public safety vehicles and crews. Fire crews remain in the area mopping up smoldering brush and hot spots.

July 7, 2018 at 12:18 PM

Excellent progress was made over night building containment lines and making the area safe for residents to return to their homes. Evacuees returning to residences are urged to use caution and yield to public safety vehicles and crews. Fire crews remain in the area mopping up smoldering brush and hot spots.

Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted

Road Closures: All road closures have been opened.

July 7, 2018 at 8:38 AM

Firefighters worked through the night and made great progress building containment lines. Fire managers are evaluating the fire area for public safety to get people back into their homes as soon as possible.

Evacuations: Willow Creek Estates. Evacuation Center at Ione Jr. High School, 450 S. Mill Rd, Ione, 95640

Road Closures: Willow Creek Road.

July 6, 2018 at 10:48 PM

Vegetation fire in grassy oak woodland. Fire crews are working through the night and making good progress. Forward progress of the fire has been stopped. More resources are on order to help crews with containment lines.

July 6, 2018 at 7:49 PM

Sacramento Regional IMT Type 3 management team has been ordered.

July 6, 2018 at 7:48 PM

Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping. Now 790 acres.

July 6, 2018 at 7:34 PM

Forward progress of the fire has been stopped. Fixed wings are starting to leave the fire, shutdown time is 8:04 pm today.

July 6, 2018 at 7:15 PM

Firefighters are making progress, fire activity has moderated somewhat.

July 6, 2018 at 6:22 PM

Some areas of Amador County are experiencing heavy smoke due to smoke drift from the Irish fire burning outside of the Ione area. Amador County Public Health advises community members that air quality may be unsafe for those with sensitive medical conditions. Residents with chronic health conditions, young children, pregnant women and elderly adults should especially be aware and take protective measures.

July 6, 2018 at 5:26 PM

Air traffic over the Irish Fire.

Firefighters are attempting to pick up some spots across Willow Creek Road.

July 6, 2018 at 5:06 PM

ICP is being relocated to Station 121 near the Willow Springs Schools off Hwy 16 east of the Latrobe Road intersection.

July 6, 2018 at 4:58 PM

Immediate need for additional engines, the fire is bumping the retardant lines at Willow Creek Road pretty hard. Additional air resources, preferably Type 1 tankers ordered to the fire. No divert on all aircraft on the fire.

July 6, 2018 at 4:34 PM

Road closures at Willow Creek Road and Irish Ridge Road.

July 6, 2018 at 4:30 PM

Irish Fire at 4:14 pm. Photo courtesy Mark Nicholson @eyepatch_films

Numerous aircraft assigned to the fire, including heavy air tankers and several helicopters. Firefightres are making progress and providing structure protection for homes in the Willow Creek subdivision.

July 6, 2018 at 4:29 PM

Mandatory evacuations for Willow Creek Ranch Estates.