North, North Columbia

In Contained Regional Fires by YubaNet

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  • Incident Name: North, North Columbia
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NSJ
  • Size (acres): 1
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: Oct. 29, 2018
  • Personnel: 40+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0
North, North Canyon Road in the North Columbia area, Nevada County.

October 29, 2018 at 7:41 PM

North IC reports all units have been released. Final size is 0.15 acres. The fire will need to be checked tomorrow.

October 29, 2018 at 5:16 PM

Air Attack 230 has been releasing from the fire, returning to Grass Valley.

October 29, 2018 at 5:13 PM

North Air Attack is releasing Helicopter 514 back to White Cloud Helibase.

October 29, 2018 at 5:09 PM

North IC is releasing the Washington Ridge crew and additional engines. The fire is now fully contained. Mop-up is underway and will take about an hour.

October 29, 2018 at 5:04 PM

Photo courtesy Scotty Pfalmer

Helicopter 514 has made good progress on the fire, North IC reports the fire is still under 1 acre. North San Juan Fire, CAL FIRE engines, one water tender and one crew will remain on scene, releasing the other resources.

October 29, 2018 at 4:52 PM

Air Attack is releasing Tanker 88 back to Grass Valley, the helicopter will continue the bucket work. Tanker 89 is en route to McClellan to fix the mechanical issue preventing them from dropping.

October 29, 2018 at 4:49 PM

Ground resources have made access to the fire, several units are staging off North Canyon will be moving in. Scarce road signage made access difficult.

October 29, 2018 at 4:38 PM

Photo courtesy Scotty Pfalmer

Air Attack reports minimal growth visible, heavy canopy is hampering their visibility. The helicopter will cool the area ahead of the ground resources.

October 29, 2018 at 4:36 PM

Tanker 88 will be dropping along the ridgeline to slow the progress of the fire.

October 29, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Replacement tanker is en route to the North Fire, engines and equipment are making access to the fire now. Road is being flagged for the incoming units. The fire is confirmed on North Canyon, burning along the ridgeline.

October 29, 2018 at 4:29 PM

North Air Attack still reports only a large spot, burning at a slow rate of spread. There are no road closures or evacuations at this time.

October 29, 2018 at 4:25 PM

North Air Attack is requesting Tanker 88 to the fire, Tanker 89 has a tank malfunction. Helicopter 514 is looking for a water source for bucket work.

October 29, 2018 at 4:23 PM

Air resources are seeing a makeshift structure/lean to, no homes in the immediate area. Ground resources are arriving on scene now.

October 29, 2018 at 4:20 PM

The North Fire is burning in heavy fuels at a slow rate of spread, per Air Attack. Tanker will drop half a load of retardant now. TNF Helicopter 514 is on scene, they will offload the crew and hook up the bucket.

October 29, 2018 at 4:16 PM

Air Attack 230 one helicopter and one tanker en route to the North Fire.

October 29, 2018 at 4:10 PM

Better location for the fire is North Canyon Road. This will be the North Fire.

October 29, 2018 at 4:07 PM

Black column of smoke seen in the vicinity of the North Columbia School House. On check back, reported as approximately 1/4 acre. Full wildland dispatch en route.