Omega, Pilot Hill

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  • Incident Name: Omega, Pilot Hill
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: AEU
  • Size (acres): 66
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 3, 2018
  • Personnel: 120
  • Structures Destroyed: 2

Omega, off Omega Lane and Alpha Circle, west of Pilot Hill in El Dorado County.

August 3, 2018 at 8:36 AM

As of this morning, containment has increased to 90%.

August 2, 2018 at 4:22 PM

Crews are mopping up hot spots. PG&E is restoring power to residents.
Evacuations: Evacuations have been lifted.
Road Closures: None

August 2, 2018 at 10:22 AM

Crews are mopping up hot spots.
Evacuations/Road Closures: Pilot View Drive North of Black Dog Court including all cross streets.

August 2, 2018 at 8:20 AM

Better mapping has reduced the Omega Fire perimeter to 66 acres. Firefighters made great progress overnight, containment is up to 80%.

August 1, 2018 at 8:57 PM

Forward progress of the fire has been stopped, structures remain threatened.

Evacuations: Pilot View Drive north of Pilot View Ct. Pilot View Drive including all cross streets.
Road Closures: Hwy 49 at Rattlesnake Bar Rd.; Salmon Falls Rd between Salmon Falls Cut Off and Peacock Way.

30 engines, 6 hand crews, 2 dozers and 2 water tenders assigned.

August 1, 2018 at 7:43 PM

Update with CalFire OmegaFire is 10% contained, reported at 80 acres with 1 destroyed residence and two damaged residences.

August 1, 2018 at 6:55 PM

Evacuation Center has been relocated to 860 Cave Valley Road, Cool, Ca. Northside Elementary School.

Mandatory Evacuation areas by road:

PIlot View Drive, including all cross streets
Amity Lane
Misty Creek Court
Red Cloud Lane
Scotts Creek Road
Nashone View Lane
Black Dog Court
Pleasant Hill Road
Pilot View Court
Getta Way
High Sierra Road
Far Horizon Trail
Soaring Hawk Lane

August 1, 2018 at 6:05 PM

Omega Fire will go into extended attack. Strike teams arriving from out of the area will stage at Hwy 49a at Rattlesnake Bar Road.

August 1, 2018 at 5:20 PM

Highway 49 closed at Rattlesnake Bar Road in El Dorado County due to the Omega wildfire. No ETO.

August 1, 2018 at 5:17 PM

Air resources are being reassigned between the Omega, Bumper and Peavine fires. With multiple new starts, resources are scarce.

August 1, 2018 at 4:28 PM

Per El Dorado Sheriff: Omega Fire road closures on Salmon Falls Road at Rattlesnake Bar Road. Also on Salmon Falls Road, between Salmon Falls Cut Off and Peacock Way

August 1, 2018 at 4:22 PM

Scoopers are dropping directly on homes about to get hit with flames. One fully involved structure in the center of the fire.

August 1, 2018 at 4:13 PM

August 1, 2018 at 4:07 PM

Super Scoopers are dipping out of Folsom Lake and returning to the Omega Fire.

August 1, 2018 at 3:59 PM

Two heavy tankers now over the Omega Fire, reinforcing retardant lines. Evacuations are ongoing. If you are being asked to leave, please do so immediately! One structure is immediately threatened, engines are starting structure protection.

August 1, 2018 at 3:53 PM

Two heavy tankers inbound from the Bumper Fire.

August 1, 2018 at 3:48 PM

Evacuations for Pilot View south of Red Cloud. Also all of Red Cloud.

August 1, 2018 at 3:44 PM

Hard closure at Salmon Falls Rd and Salmon Falls Cutoff, also a hard closure at Salmon Falls Rd at Rattlesnake.

August 1, 2018 at 3:31 PM

Mandatory evacuations on Pilot View Drive, north of Pilot View Court. Evacuation Center is at 3734 China Garden Way, Diamond Springs Firemans Hall.

Comments

    1. Author

      If you are under evacuation El Dorado Sheriff’s deputies will come knock on your door. Always a good idea to be ready.

  1. What is the containment percentage for the two fires? I live in El Dorado Hills, off White Rock and Latrobe/El Dorado Hills Blvd.

  2. 7:20pm now. No update since 5:20? Is there another site that might have more current info? Can’t make any plans without info. Thanks.

    1. Author

      Dear Anonymous, maybe refresh the page. If you want other info, try Google.

  3. Hi YubaNet, thanks for the great fire coverage, I really appreciate that you do this for us.
    One question…. on the fire info pages none of the maps are displaying. This has been happening since Sunday (I think). Is there a setting on your site I need to turn ON to get the maps again?
    Thank you in advance.

  4. We live directly across the hill from where the fire started. We watched as the fire spread up and over the hillside. 2 to 3 planes (I believe the large one was a 727 who made several large fire retardant drops) from 3:30 pm on with helicopters grabbing up pond water near by kept this fire from really raging. After dusk the ground crews worked through the night with dozer and chainsaws going. We watched them work non stop from our deck. Bless them so much! We can’t thank them enough for what they do. I’m hearing we are 80% containted and power is back on west of the burn site. Again BIGGEST THANK YOU to all crews involved.

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