Meyer, Higgins area

In Contained Regional Firesby YubaNet

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  • Incident Name: Meyer, Higgins area
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 3
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: July 27, 2019
  • Personnel: 60+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Meyer, Mayer Ravine Road in the Higgins area. Road closure in effect.

July 27, 2019 at 4:42 PM

Photo courtesy CAL FIRE

Mop-up operations are starting on the fire, please be aware of fire equipment in the area.

July 27, 2019 at 4:29 PM

TNF Helicopter 514 and Air Attack 230 have been released from the fire.

July 27, 2019 at 4:24 PM

As of 4:23pm, all evacuation advisories are lifted. If you are returning home, please be aware of fire equipment in the area and possible road closures.

July 27, 2019 at 4:11 PM

The fire is 60% contained, very heavy mop-up will take hours. Water tenders have been released, additional resources will be freed up as containemnet grows. The line around the fire is almost complete.

July 27, 2019 at 4:08 PM

Photo courtesy CAL FIRE

As of 4:06pm, the evacuation advisory is extended to include Tundra Court.

July 27, 2019 at 3:59 PM

Per NCSO: As of 3:53pm, CALFIRE advising all evacuations are precautionary only. However, conditions could change rapidly.

**UPDATE** As of 3:47pm, additional evacuations ordered for Baker Court and Sara Court.

July 27, 2019 at 3:54 PM

Firefighters have made great progress at the head and the flanks of the fire. The heel of the fire is in very steep terrain, handcrews are having troiuble accessing the area. There is no threat to structures at this.

July 27, 2019 at 3:53 PM

The evacuation on Streeter is an evacuation advisory only.

July 27, 2019 at 3:49 PM

Tanker 154 Taken over Meyer Ravine. Photo courtesy Bob Free

Road closure now in place at Fagerlie at Streeter Road.

July 27, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies are en route to conduct the precautionary evacuations.

July 27, 2019 at 3:40 PM

Tanker 134 has been released back to McClellan.

July 27, 2019 at 3:38 PM

Evacuations are starting on the 12000 block of Streeter Road to Hwy 49.

July 27, 2019 at 3:32 PM

Firefighters are making progress on linebuilding, Air Attack and the EC130 tanker remain overhead. Helicopter 514 has dropped the helitack crew off and is doing bucket work.

July 27, 2019 at 3:25 PM

Photo courtesy CAL FIRE.

Meyer IC requests two additional handcrews and two additional engines. The fire has dropped down in the Wolf Creek drainage.

July 27, 2019 at 3:23 PM

There are no evacuations or road closures at this time, but avoid Streeter Road towards Wolf Creek and watch for fire apparatus.

July 27, 2019 at 3:18 PM

Taahoe Helicopter 514 on scene, Tanker 130 is on scene, Tanker 89 is at Grass Valley on hold. The fire is holding at 3-5 acres. Air Attack is canceling the additional tankers.

July 27, 2019 at 3:16 PM

Air Attack has ordered two additional tankers to the fire to stop the forward spread of the fire.

July 27, 2019 at 3:12 PM

Firefighters have made access to the fire via Streeter Road. Attacking the west flank of the fire. No immediate threat to structures.

July 27, 2019 at 3:08 PM

Photo courtesy CAL FIRE

The fire is burning in grass and oak woodlands, spread of the fire is slope-driven.

July 27, 2019 at 3:06 PM

Firefighters are having difficulties accessing the fire.

July 27, 2019 at 3:02 PM

Air Attack 230 is over the fire. Reports 3-5 acres, moderate rate of spread.

July 27, 2019 at 2:54 PM

Reported vegetation fire on Amarice Court near Meyer Ravine Court in the Higgins area. Full wildland dispatch on order.