- Incident Name: Timbuctoo, Smartsville
- State: CA
- Lead Agency: NEU
- Size (acres): 15-20
- Percent Contained: 100%
- Estimate of Containment: September 1, 2019
- Personnel: 80+
- Structures Destroyed: 0
Timbuctoo, Timbuctoo Road and Kid Hooker Road near Smartsville, Yuba County.
September 1, 2019 at 5:15 PM
Air Attack 230 is leaving the incident, returning to Grass Valley.
September 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Air Attack will remain over the fire for a few more minutes. Good progress being made with mop-up operations.
September 1, 2019 at 4:20 PM
Forward progress has been stopped, IC reports resources will be committed for several hours. If there are no spotting issues in the next 10-15 minutes the IC will release some of the engines.
September 1, 2019 at 4:06 PM
Firefighters are starting to reinforce the containment lines, no additional growth expected.
September 1, 2019 at 3:56 PM
Washington Ridge Crew 1 has arrived on scene.
September 1, 2019 at 3:54 PM
Timbuctoo Air Attack is releasing Tankers 88 and 89 from the incident.
Video courtesy Dan Kennerson
September 1, 2019 at 3:50 PM
The fire is moving in a northwesterly direction, at a slow rate of spread.
September 1, 2019 at 3:41 PM
No threat to structures at this time, the fire has not jumped any retardant lines.
September 1, 2019 at 3:21 PM
Additional resources have arrived at the incident, retardant and handlines are being extended from the roadway. Air Attack estimates the fire at 15-20 acres, fire behavior has moderated somewhat.
September 1, 2019 at 3:17 PM
Tankers 88 and 89 are working the fire with retardant drops, still no road closures or evacuations.
September 1, 2019 at 3:10 PM
No road closures or evacuations at this time, but watch for fire equipment on Hwy 20 en route to the fire.
September 1, 2019 at 3:08 PM
Timbuctoo Air Attack reports no other smoke seen in the area.
September 1, 2019 at 3:06 PM
Timbuctoo IC is augmenting the resource request, three additional engines and two water tenders to report to the incident.
September 1, 2019 at 3:04 PM
Air Attack is going to take a look around the area, callers are reporting smoke near the shooting ranger and on Mooney Flat – possibly just smoke from this fire.
September 1, 2019 at 3:01 PM
Tankers are starting to box in the fire, helicopter is working small spots. Ground resources are making progress.
September 1, 2019 at 2:56 PM
One additional tanker to the fire, per Air Attack.
September 1, 2019 at 2:47 PM
Air Attack reports the fire is burning on a steep hill towards the river, all resources to continue in. Estimated at 3 acres.
September 1, 2019 at 2:46 PM
First unit at scene reports approximately 3 acres in grass burning at a moderate rate of spread.
September 1, 2019 at 2:38 PM
Aircraft assigned to the fire: Air Attack 230, Tankers 88 and 89 and TNF Helicopter 514.
September 1, 2019 at 2:36 PM
Now a full wildland dispatch for the reported fire on Timbuctoo Road.
September 1, 2019 at 2:31 PM
Engines en route to a reported vegetation fire on Timbuctoo Road near Hammonton Road in Smartsville.