- Incident Name: Weimar, I80 and Weimar Cross Road, Placer County
- State: CA
- Lead Agency: CAL FIRE NEU
- Size (acres): 2.7
- Percent Contained: 100%
- Estimate of Containment: August 14, 2016
- Personnel: 50+
- Structures Destroyed: 0
Weimar, westbound I80 near Weimar Cross Roads in the Colfax area.
August 14, 2016 at 2:15 PM
The fire is now fully contained, mapped at 2.7 acres. I80 is open again without restrictions.
August 14, 2016 at 1:58 PM
Good progress on mop up. I 80 to be fully reopened shortly.
August 14, 2016 at 1:15 PM
Weimar IC has reopened the railroad. Firefighters have a wetline around the fire, now working on a handline [removing all vegetation.] Resources will be committed at least until 3:00 pm.
August 14, 2016 at 1:13 PM
Air Attack is leaving the Weimar Fire, en route now to a new incident on the Amador-Eldorado unit. The fire is reported just east of Pollock Pines, on eastbound US50 near the Ridgeway Drive off ramp.
August 14, 2016 at 1:06 PM
Washington Ridge Crew 3, en route to the fire, has just been canceled by the IC. The resources on scene will be able to contain the fire shortly and mop up any hotspots.
August 14, 2016 at 1:04 PM
IC is starting to release some engine resources.
August 14, 2016 at 1:01 PM
The westbound #2 lane of I80 will remain closed for another 30 minutes to 1 hour. Use an alternate route if possible.
August 14, 2016 at 12:57 PM
IC reports firefighters are working on spot fires across the railroad tracks. Once the spots are extinguished, railroad traffic can resume. Air Attack is releasing Tanker 88 back to Grass Valley Air Base.
August 14, 2016 at 12:55 PM
CHP is reporting westbound traffic backed up to Colfax. SigAlert just issued by CHP: Westbound 80 at Weimar Cross Road, the right lane is closed due to a grass fire. It is unknown when the lane will open.
August 14, 2016 at 12:46 PM
IC reports a few small spots across the railroad tracks, requests an additional water tender.
August 14, 2016 at 12:45 PM
Air Attack is releasing the helicopter on order from Plumas. Air Attack and tanker will remain committed to the fire.
August 14, 2016 at 12:44 PM
The #2 lane on westbound I80 is shut down. Reduce speed and turn on your headlights.
August 14, 2016 at 12:39 PM
IC reports good progress, units from Placer Hills, Colfax, CAL FIRE are on scene.
August 14, 2016 at 12:36 PM
Tanker 88 is remaining over the fire as a precautionary measure, will be released shortly.
August 14, 2016 at 12:34 PM
Air Attack is over the fire, reports firefighters are getting a handle on the spot.
August 14, 2016 at 12:31 PM
Units at scene report the fire as approximately 1/2 acre,confined between the highway and the railroad tracks.
August 14, 2016 at 12:28 PM
Air Attack 501 en route to the Weimar incident. Incident Commander at scene reports the railroad traffic is shut down now, per a UP employee.
August 14, 2016 at 12:19 PM
Full wildland dispatch for a reported vegetation fire on westbound I 80, east of Weimar Cross Road in the Colfax area. Units en route. Mt. Howell lookout confirms visible smoke.