- Incident Name: Purdon, San Juan Ridge
- State: CA
- Lead Agency: NEU
- Size (acres): 2.7
- Percent Contained: 100%
- Estimate of Containment: August 2, 2017
- Personnel: 120
- Structures Destroyed: 2
Purdon, Murphy Road on the San Juan Ridge in Nevada County.
August 2, 2017 at 1:06 PM
Resources are now starting the long mop-up process. The fire is now being mapped, the estimate has been revised down to approximately 1.5 acres. The fire got in a heavy brush filed, fueling fire intensity.
August 2, 2017 at 12:56 PM
Forward progress of the fire has been stopped. Only three additional engines, two water tenders and a prevention unit to continue in.
August 2, 2017 at 12:53 PM
Ground resources have a hoseline around the fire, this will help with swift containment. Still concerns for possible spotting. The Type 1 Helicopter will stay on the fire, ready to douse spot fires with their bucket.
August 2, 2017 at 12:51 PM
Air Attack is releasing some tankers, crews are making real good progress on the ground now thatthey have full access.
August 2, 2017 at 12:43 PM
Fire activity is moderating a little, thanks to the firefighters’ efforts. The fire started at or near a structure and is burning away into the wildland.
August 2, 2017 at 12:39 PM
Helicopter 205 and Tanker 85 are at scene, starting to work the fire to assist the numerous ground resources. Three more tankers en route.
August 2, 2017 at 12:37 PM
Current temperature is 103 F, relative humidity is down to 20%. The good news, winds are very light out of the WSW at 4 mph (gusts up to 11mph)
August 2, 2017 at 12:35 PM
Tree torching is now clearly visible, Tahoe Hotshots have arrived on scene.
August 2, 2017 at 12:30 PM
Avoid Purdon Road, let fire engine traffic pass on Hwy 49.
August 2, 2017 at 12:20 PM
The fire is starting to spot ahead of itself, Air Attack is suggesting ordering more engines and water tenders. One structure, one trailer and multiple outbuildings threatened.
August 2, 2017 at 12:18 PM
Five additional engines ordered.
August 2, 2017 at 12:18 PM
Additional helicopters requested for the fire, any type.
August 2, 2017 at 12:15 PM
Augmented dispatch for the fire, additional resources are arriving on scene. A small explosion was heard about 10 minutes ago. Structures are threatened.
August 2, 2017 at 12:12 PM
Increased activity, per Air Attack, some tree crowning and lateral movement.
August 2, 2017 at 12:08 PM
The fire is estimated at 1/4 acre, burning in heavy timber. Burning at a moderate rate of spread, now moving under the power lines.
August 2, 2017 at 12:04 PM
Two tankers and one helicopter ordered to the fire.
August 2, 2017 at 12:03 PM
Units are en route to the fire, encountering a locked gate. Attempting to make access on Murphy.
August 2, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Better location is on Murphy Road, on the San Juan Ridge in Nevada County.
August 2, 2017 at 11:54 AM
Vegetation fire, looks like the top of Purdon Road on the North San Juan side. Full wildland dispatch on order.