Missouri, Placerville

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  • Incident Name: Missouri, Placerville
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: CAL FIRE AEU
  • Size (acres): 7
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 20, 2016
  • Personnel: 120+
  • Structures Destroyed: 1
Missouri, behind K-Mart near Missouri Flat Rd and HWY 50. Evacuations and road closures in effect. The cause of the fire appears to be suspicious in nature.

August 20, 2016 at 4:34 PM

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Image courtesy Jason Brand

Air Tac is leaving the incident, returning to Grass Valley.

August 20, 2016 at 4:31 PM

All evacuations have been lifted, soft closure still in place. Please watch for equipment leaving the incident, use caution in the area.

August 20, 2016 at 4:07 PM

Missouri Road is now a soft closure only, residents can get back in.

August 20, 2016 at 4:07 PM

Missouri Road is now a soft closure only, residents can get back in. Additional evacuations are being lifted.

August 20, 2016 at 3:52 PM

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Image courtesy Jason Brand

Helicopter is running out of target for the bucketwork, thanks to the good progress being made.

August 20, 2016 at 3:43 PM

IC reports a complete line around the fire, containment imminent. All spots outside the retardant lines are surrounded. Heavy mop-up will begin, expected to last through the night. Evacuations are still in effect, will be updated soon.

August 20, 2016 at 3:39 PM

Fire investigator en route to the point of origin.

August 20, 2016 at 3:36 PM

Air Tac reports no visible spot fires outside the retardant or hose lines.

August 20, 2016 at 3:34 PM

Per Air Tac, “everything is looking really good.”

August 20, 2016 at 3:32 PM

Missouri Air Tac is releasing the remaining tanker back to Columbia.

August 20, 2016 at 3:31 PM

Photo courtesy Kelli Lukesh

Photo courtesy Kelli Lukesh

Firefighters still working on containment, heavy brush is hampering control efforts.

August 20, 2016 at 3:28 PM

Missouri Air Attack is keeping Tanker 88 and 89 on a load and hold in Grass Valley. Two helicopters and one tanker are working the fire.

August 20, 2016 at 3:26 PM

Tankers have completed the retardant line, most of the forward progress of the fire has been stopped – with the exception of a slashpile.

Image courtesy Jason Brand.

Image courtesy Jason Brand.

August 20, 2016 at 3:24 PM

Evacuations now on Shady Lane.

August 20, 2016 at 3:17 PM

Additional helicopter on order, on ship assigned to the incident had to make an emergency landing. All crew is accounted for and fine.

August 20, 2016 at 3:17 PM

Spot fires, because of the heat generated by the fire, are outside the retardant lines.

August 20, 2016 at 3:15 PM

USFS photo.

USFS photo.

Air Attack is instructing Tanker 89 to pretreat some of the oaks because of the radiant heat from the fire. Tanker 88 is right behind, both tankers will pretreat the green and also directly attack the fire.

August 20, 2016 at 3:14 PM

4 tankers and 3 helicopters are assigned to the fire.

August 20, 2016 at 3:13 PM

Forward progress of the fire has been slowed.

August 20, 2016 at 3:10 PM

Missouri Flat and El Dorado Road are closed to all traffic.