Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Blue, Sierra NF
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: SNF
  • Size (acres): 400
  • Percent Contained: 25%
  • Estimate of Containment: July 6, 2021
  • Personnel: 175
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Blue, Sierra NF, USFS. Five miles southeast of Shaver Lake, CA. Timber and chaparral. Active fire behavior with short-range spotting, flanking and backing. Residences threatened. Evacuations, area and road closures in effect.

July 1, 2021 at 10:59 AM

Where the night shift left off fire fighters continue working toward full containment using helicopter water drops, bulldozers and hand crews to secure those lines, strengthening as they will push to gain more ground on the fire. Mop-up operations begin in areas where the line has been holding the longest and actve burning presents a potential for escape.

The Blue Fire reported around 4:25 this 6/29/2021, with USFS and CAL FIRE assisting in response. Last night crews were able to keep containment on the Blue Fire to 25%, while adding more line and beginning to mop up in areas where burning material has potential to cross the line. Overnight fire behavior remained active with interior dead and downed material burning and single tree torching. A more direct attack where fire activity continues to spread was achieved in the overnight hours. More resources arrived last evening and will join the efforts with todays operation Crews from CAL FIRE were released from the fire with the arrival of new resources. Orders are still in place for additional resources if needed. Updates will continue and be given as more information is obtained.

Current evacuations two private residences in Blue canyon to include the Bretz Mill Campground

Advisories for the Communities of Southeast Shaver Lake, Coldsprings Rancheria, and the residences along Peterson Mill Rd.

June 30, 2021 at 7:54 AM

The Blue Fire is burning in a NW direction toward the 2020 Creek Fire Burn area, and toward the ridge line at Soaproot Saddle where there has been extensive hazard fuel reduction treatments creating a fuel break. A Moderate rate of spread at this time, burning single tree and group torching along with dead and down debris.

Initial projections were optimistic as the leading edge was heading towards a 2020 Creek Fire scar. Shifting winds yesterday evening changed that and contributed to going to a Type 3 incident. There are over 100 personnel currently assigned, and orders are in to double that. This is a full suppression response by USFS and CAL FIRE (FKU)