Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Bear, Colfax area
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 10
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: July 28, 2022
  • Personnel: 60+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Bear, Bear River bridge at Hwy 174 on the Colfax side.

July 28, 2022 at 7:01 PM

Bear Fire contained. Fire will continue to be patrolled this evening and until fully controlled

July 28, 2022 at 2:18 PM

One last drop for the helicopter before they’re being released back to Auburn. Hwy 174 is open in both directions.

July 28, 2022 at 2:15 PM

July 28, 2022 at 2:11 PM

IC is starting to send the dozers back to their stations and dropping the evacuation warnings. Fire mapped at 9.7 acres.

July 28, 2022 at 2:08 PM

No new spots, starting to reduce evacuations. Bear Air Attack releasing Tanker 88 back to Grass Valley and Tanker 89 is released from the load and hold. IC is canceling the incoming Washington Ridge crew 6.

July 28, 2022 at 1:56 PM

Only some smaller spots on the right flank remain active, Air Attack is sending Tanker 89 back to Grass Valley. Dozer line around the whole fire, forward progress stopped.

Bear Fire

July 28, 2022 at 1:52 PM

IC estimates the fire at 7-10 acres, will work with PCSO on lifting evacuations once forward progress is stopped. Requesting a mechanic to the fire, multiple engines have blown airlines.

July 28, 2022 at 1:49 PM

Full dozer line on the left flank, some active spots on the right flank. Air Attack estimates forward progress will be stopped in a few minutes.

July 28, 2022 at 1:47 PM

All of Oakhurst Lane has been notified by Placer County Sheriff’s deputies.

July 28, 2022 at 1:42 PM

Some of the retardant lines need reinforcing, fire has burned through a light line. Hazards in the area include power lines for aircraft.

July 28, 2022 at 1:40 PM

Retardant drops are continuing, no reports of spotting at this time.

July 28, 2022 at 1:36 PM

The fire is slightly to the east of the 2021 River Fire, burning in light flashy fuels.

July 28, 2022 at 1:33 PM

Air Attack 230 with Tanker 88 and 89, Helicopter 6WL at scene. Tankers 103 and 132 inbound from McClellan.

As seen from AA 230
As seen from AA 230

July 28, 2022 at 1:29 PM

IC initiating evacuation warnings on Gladycon Road.

July 28, 2022 at 1:28 PM

Fire is estimated at 5-10 acres.

Bear Fire

July 28, 2022 at 1:22 PM

Full wildland dispatch for a reported vegetation fire at the Bear River Bridge at Hwy 174. This will be the Bear Fire