Fire at a glance (numbers)

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20, at the intersection of I80 and Hwy 20.

August 3, 2016 at 3:48 PM

Helicopter 514 has been released back to the Whitecloud Helibase.

August 3, 2016 at 2:44 PM

The fire has been knocked down. Mop-up operations will continue for the next 1-2 hours.

August 3, 2016 at 2:14 PM

Traffic is moving through on I 80, the #2 lane will remain closed for approximately two hours.

August 3, 2016 at 2:06 PM

Resources still en route to the fire are being canceled.

August 3, 2016 at 1:52 PM


PG&E advises currently 226 customers out of power. PG&E assessment crew is en route to the outage.

August 3, 2016 at 1:36 PM

A small spot fire has been located 1/4 mile east of the main fire. 10 by 10 spot, no spread. Battalion 97 is working on the spot fire.

August 3, 2016 at 1:33 PM

Tahoe National Forest Incident Commander Gary Wright (left) and Battalion Chief Richard Herrera
Tahoe National Forest Incident Commander Gary Wright (left) and Battalion Chief Richard Herrera. USFS photo

Tahoe National Forest resources are assisted by CAL FIRE, Truckee Fire, CHP and Caltrans. Crews are making good progress.

August 3, 2016 at 1:16 PM

Washington Ridge Crew 1 is being dispatched to the fire.

August 3, 2016 at 1:15 PM

The forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

August 3, 2016 at 1:13 PM

A hose lay is being punched through and is 3/4 completed around the fire. The head of the fire is being held in check with the retardant line. TNF Helicopter 514 is continuing doing bucketwork and the crew is handline line construction.

August 3, 2016 at 1:10 PM

Caltrans: Right lane closed WB I-80 at Eagle Lake Rd just west of Hwy 20 junction for brush fire. Ramps to/from Hwy 20 closed. Anticipate traffic delays.

August 3, 2016 at 1:07 PM

As seen from I 80. USFS photo.
As seen from I 80. USFS photo.

There are reports of vehicles stopping on the eastbound side of I 80 to look at the fire. Do not stop on the highway!

August 3, 2016 at 1:05 PM

Both air tankers have dropped and are on load and hold in Grass Valley. Power lines are down on the heel of the fire. There is a Boy Scout camp in the area, the camp will shelter in place for now. There is no immediate threat to the camp or any structures.

August 3, 2016 at 12:50 PM

Lane closure on westbound I 80 starting at Eagle Lakes.

August 3, 2016 at 12:42 PM

Additional closures: On and off ramps to Hwy 20 are now closed. The #2 lane of I 80 will be closed shortly. Units are on scene, reporting the fire is burning in timber at a moderate rate of spread.

August 3, 2016 at 12:34 PM

Caltrans photo
Caltrans photo

Westbound Hwy 20 ramp is being shut down.

August 3, 2016 at 12:31 PM

Air Attack 17 and Helicopter 514 en route.

Power lines are down.

August 3, 2016 at 12:24 PM

Vegetation fire on westbound I80 at the Hwy 20 intersection.