- Incident Name: Sugar, Foresthill area
- State: CA
- Lead Agency: TNF
- Size (acres): 65.5
- Percent Contained: 100%
- Estimate of Containment: May 11, 2019
- Personnel: 30+
- Structures Destroyed: 0
Sugar, Sugar Pine Road near Foresthill. 7.5 Miles NE of Foresthill.
May 12, 2019 at 10:57 AM
The Sugar Fire is fully contained. Crews are still present in the area and performing mop-up duties today, Sunday May 12, 2019. The Sugar Fire is located South-East of Sugar Pine Reservoir, South of Parker Flat OHV Staging Area on the American River Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest. The Sugar Fire is under jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service.
Sugar Pine Road (Forest Road 10) is now open to the public.
The cause of the Sugar Fire is still under investigation.
Closures: Loop Two, and OHV trail, will remain effectively closed due to effects of the Sugar Fire. Closure signage is on site.
May 11, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Update from the TNF: There is a handline and a hoselay around the fire. Heavy mop-up is still ongoing, that’s why the official containment figure is at 75%. Firefighters hope to have the fire fully mopped up by the end of today. Sugar Pine Road is open. Loop 2 of the OHV area has been impacted by the fire and is de facto closed. Be careful in the area! The cause of the fire is under investigation.
May 11, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Firefighters fully contained the fire overnight, now mapped at 64 acres. All CAL FIRE resources have been released from the incident. Extensive mop-up operations are underway, please use caution in the area and watch for firefighters and heavy equipment.
May 10, 2019 at 7:59 PM
The Sugar Pine Road (Forest Road 10) is closed to the public. Closure signage is on site.
May 10, 2019 at 7:39 PM
TNF Update: he Sugar Fire is currently burning South-East of Sugar Pine Reservoir, South of Parker Flat OHV Staging Area on the American River Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest.
The Sugar Fire is currently surrounded by Forest Service roads. Firefighters performed initial attack at approximately 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. Up to three air tankers performed multiple fire retardant drops throughout the day and have now been released from the incident. The Sugar Fire is under jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service and is being supported by CAL FIRE and the Foresthill Fire Protection District.
Crews are presently constructing fire containment lines and will work through the night. The next update will occur on Saturday morning May 11, 2019.
The cause of the Sugar Fire is currently under investigation.
May 10, 2019 at 6:32 PM
Sugar Pine Road (Forest Road 10) still closed due to the Sugar Fire.
May 10, 2019 at 6:28 PM
All aircraft are off the incident and returning to their respective bases.
May 10, 2019 at 6:17 PM
Mop-up operations are starting.
May 10, 2019 at 5:44 PM
Sugar Air Attack releases helicopter 901 from the fire.
May 10, 2019 at 4:46 PM
Forward progress has been stopped, no further growth anticipated.
May 10, 2019 at 4:21 PM
Tanker 96 has been released back to Columbia after refueling at Grass Valley.
May 10, 2019 at 4:19 PM
Air Attack 440 will be the relief AA for Sugar Air Attack. On the ground, good progress is being made.
May 10, 2019 at 3:46 PM
Sugar Air Attack is returning to Grass Valley for fuel and is releasing Tanker 96 back to McClellan, both helicopters are still working the fire. A relief Air Attack will be over the fire to take over from AA230.
May 10, 2019 at 3:11 PM
Fire is holding at 20-25 acres, fire behavior has moderated considerably, “things are coming together,” per the IC. The road system is holding the fire within lines on all four sides. Command structure for the incident has been established. Placer County road crews are placing closure signs on connecting roads to Sugar Pine Road.
May 10, 2019 at 3:04 PM
Additional engines are en route to relieve some resources on the fire. Fire behavior has moderated.
May 10, 2019 at 2:53 PM
Helicopter 901 will be on scene at 3:45 pm. Retardant and hand lines are holding.
May 10, 2019 at 2:41 PM
Helicopter 901 has been assigned to the incident.
May 10, 2019 at 2:37 PM
Sugar Air Attack is inquiring if a second helicopter is available for more bucket work.
May 10, 2019 at 2:31 PM
Sugar Air Attack is keeping Tanker 96 over the fire, holding the other tanker at McClellan for now.
May 10, 2019 at 2:30 PM
Washington Ridge Crew 3 en route to the fire.
May 10, 2019 at 2:25 PM
Helicopter is doing bucketwork on hot spots while the handcrews are building line in very steep terrain. The fire is still burning at a moderate rate of spread. Beckworth and Tahoe Hotshot crews are also responding to the fire.
May 10, 2019 at 2:12 PM
May 10, 2019 at 2:05 PM
Fire is now estimated at 30 acres, gusty winds out of the northwest are hampering rapid containment efforts. Tahoe National Forest officials are urging anyone in the Sugar Pine OHV staging area to leave, precautionary evacuation will be ordered. Growlersburg crews 2 and 4 are en route to the fire.
May 10, 2019 at 1:56 PM
Campers and OHV area users are evacuating the area as a precautionary measure.
May 10, 2019 at 1:53 PM
CHP is shutting down Sugar Pine Road to all traffic now, Placer County Sheriff’s deputies en route to help with the closure.
May 10, 2019 at 1:49 PM
Some progress being made, the fire is still holding at approximately 20 acres.
May 10, 2019 at 1:45 PM
Helicopter 404 will be over the fire in 15 minutes.
May 10, 2019 at 1:42 PM
Please avoid Sugar Pine Road to allow for unimpeded access for fire apparatus.
May 10, 2019 at 1:34 PM
Fire continues to be most active in the northwest corner, due to prevailing winds and slope alignment. There are no structures in the area.
May 10, 2019 at 1:29 PM
Closest dozer available is out of Yuba County, per dispatch. Aircraft is over the fire now.
May 10, 2019 at 1:27 PM
Resources from the earlier Transfer Fire, including 2 Washington Ridge crews, are available for the incident of needs be. IC requests two additional engines and one water tender to respond.
May 10, 2019 at 1:24 PM
Sugar IC is requesting Placer County SO or CHP for traffic control to access routes. The fire is still burning at a moderate rate of spread, firefighters are starting line construction.
May 10, 2019 at 1:13 PM
IC reports single tree torching, still burning at a moderate rate of spread.
May 10, 2019 at 1:12 PM
Two additional crews, two additional engines, one water tender as well as one additional tanker on order.
May 10, 2019 at 1:09 PM
Sugar IC reports firefighters have mapped the fire at 10-15 acres.
May 10, 2019 at 1:01 PM
CAL FIRE sending resources to the Sugar Fire, near Sugarpine Reservoir.
May 10, 2019 at 12:56 PM
Sugar IC reports the northwest flank of the fire is active, burning at a moderate rate of spread. All units to continue in, access to the fire is difficult.
May 10, 2019 at 12:53 PM
Sugar IC is requesting one additional crew, one air tanker out of McClellan and a helicopter.
May 10, 2019 at 12:49 PM
Units in the Sugar Pine Road area near Foresthill have located the fire, requesting one or two more engines to respond. Fire is estimated at 1 acre in size.
May 10, 2019 at 12:37 PM
Smoke check on Sugar Pine Road in Foresthill. Units en route.