Fire at a glance (numbers)

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Buckeye, Hwy 20 north of Nevada City approximately 1 mile east of Whitecloud Campground.

December 17, 2017 at 12:23 AM

Washington Ridge Crew 2 has been released from the incident. Firefighters will monitor the fire overnight.

December 16, 2017 at 10:14 PM

Line around the fire is complete, releasing the engines.

December 16, 2017 at 9:11 PM

Firefighters have secured the edge of the fire. Minimal growth only. Good progress is being made.

December 16, 2017 at 8:16 PM

Current weather conditions at the fire:

Temperature is 38F, relative humidity is 28%, winds out of the east at 3 mph with gusts up to 19 mph recorded. Fuel moisture is only at 6%.

December 16, 2017 at 8:05 PM

The fire is still within the containment lines, forward progress is stopped. Washington Ridge crew 3 has arrived at the fire.

December 16, 2017 at 7:38 PM

Some progress is being made, firefighters are reinforcing the existing containment line. There is no threat to any structures and traffic on Hwy 20 is not impacted.

December 16, 2017 at 7:32 PM

The fire is burning within the containment lines of the Buckeye burn unit.

December 16, 2017 at 7:27 PM

The Tahoe National Forest has a full response with mutual aid from Cal Fire and local agencies. The plan is to fully contain the fire tonight. High winds are hampering containment efforts.

December 16, 2017 at 7:11 PM

Additional resources dispatched to the fire on Hwy 20, east of Whitecloud. Estimated at 2 acres, requesting two additional crews and one water tender.

December 16, 2017 at 7:08 PM

Three engines, one crew on scene, reporting moderate rate of spread in heavy brush and timber.

December 16, 2017 at 6:26 PM

Escaped debris burn near the Whitecloud campground on Hwy 20. Units en route.