Timbuctoo, Smartsville

In Contained Regional Fires by YubaNet

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  • 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

Photo courtesy MOcken

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

Photo courtesy Darin Barry

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

Photo courtesy Janet Burton

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.