Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name:
  • State:
  • Lead Agency:
  • Size (acres):
  • Percent Contained:
  • Estimate of Containment:
  • Personnel:
  • Structures Destroyed:

Bald Hill Road, Auburn near Mt. Vernon. Burning in brush and heavier fuels.

July 27, 2016 at 12:26 PM

Air Attack 230 has been released from the Bald Fire, returning to Grass Valley. Washington Ridge crew and local engines are mopping up the fire, extinguishing any remaining hot spots.

July 27, 2016 at 12:19 PM

Bald Air Attack is releasing TNF Helicopter 514 and will release Helicopter 516 shortly. Excellent progress by firefighters.

July 27, 2016 at 12:08 PM

Forward progress of the fire has been stopped. Resources will be on scene for at least 2 more hours. There will be extensive mop-up and overhaul.

July 27, 2016 at 11:56 AM

Taken from the top of Topside Drive off Bald Hill Rd by Kathy Schug Elia
Taken from the top of Topside Drive off Bald Hill Rd by Kathy Schug Elia

Helicopters are working to prevent any spotting near the homes. Two tankers are on scene, extending retardant lines and reinforcing existing lines.

July 27, 2016 at 11:48 AM

Tanker 89 is on load and hold at the Grass Valley Air Base.

July 27, 2016 at 11:46 AM

One tanker released to Grass Valley Air Base. Two helicopters and one tanker still assigned to the fire, Air Attack continues to monitor. Good progress is being made.

July 27, 2016 at 11:41 AM

There are no road closures or evacuations at this time, but please use caution in the area and watch for firefighting equipment.

July 27, 2016 at 11:39 AM

Additional tanker drop on the right shoulder of the fire, then helicopter will come in to extinguish hot spots.

July 27, 2016 at 11:36 AM

The fire has reached the top of the hill, still burning at a slow rate of spread. Getting into oak timber.

July 27, 2016 at 11:29 AM

The fire is currently holding in the retardant lines. Tankers remain overhead and helicopters are doing bucket work to assist ground resources.

July 27, 2016 at 11:22 AM

Photo courtesy Serina Martineau
Photo courtesy Serina Martineau

Updated acreage estimate from Air Attack puts the fire at 6 to 7 acres. some spotting is occurring.

July 27, 2016 at 11:19 AM

Firefighters on the ground are actively working structure protection for the homes. Air support is boxing the fire in and attempting to slow the spread by using a heavy retardant coverage.

July 27, 2016 at 11:17 AM

Tankers are working the heel of the fire, TNF Helicopter 514 is arriving in scene.

July 27, 2016 at 11:13 AM

Air Attack 230 is reporting good progress on the fire. Engines are working on structure protection for the two residences. Air tankers will focus on the right flank.

July 27, 2016 at 11:09 AM

New start in the Auburn area, on Bald Hill Road near Mt. Vernon Road. Units are on scene working the vegetation fire, reportedly started by a lawn mower. The fire is mostly burning in blackberries and other heavier fuels. Two structured may eventually be threatened. The fire has a potential of about 2-5 acres. Additional resources are being dispatched to the incident.