Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Dutch, I-80
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 48
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: September 17, 2022
  • Personnel: 20
  • Structures Destroyed:

Dutch, westbound I-80 at the Dutch Flat off ramp in Placer County.

September 19, 2022 at 4:17 PM

The fire is now 100% contained.

September 17, 2022 at 8:00 PM

All evacuations have been lifted. Interstate 80 opened to one lane in both directions.

September 15, 2022 at 6:20 PM

I-80 is open to controlled traffic. Crews continue suppression repair and mop-up operations.

September 15, 2022 at 7:33 AM

I-80 westbound traffic is reduce to one lane.

September 14, 2022 at 7:43 AM

All threats have been mitigated.

September 13, 2022 at 7:02 PM

September 13, 2022 at 5:48 PM

ALL lanes OPEN on eastbound Interstate 80 @ Gold Run. Westbound lanes remain CLOSED.

September 13, 2022 at 5:33 PM

Both DF zones are clear to repopulate. Forward progress stopped, mopping up.

September 13, 2022 at 4:49 PM

Per Caltrans, CAL FIRE conducting a backburn to limit spread of the fire. Fire activity has greatly diminished.

September 13, 2022 at 4:16 PM

Per Air Attack the fire is holding within the lines.

September 13, 2022 at 4:11 PM

Extended closure time for I-80, retardant on the freeway will need to be washed off before reopening.

September 13, 2022 at 4:01 PM

Evacuation warning issued for Zone DF2: From Sacramento St at the railroad tracks, East of Sacramento St-Diggins, South of county line from Diggins to Drum Power House Rd/Drum Forebay Rd and Culberson Rd, West of Sugar Pine Rd to Crystal Springs & I-80, North of I-80

The City of Colfax is opening the Colfax Sierra Vista Community Center as an evacuation shelter.

September 13, 2022 at 3:34 PM

Tanker 210 to extended the line of their last drop, two helicopters still working the spot fires.

September 13, 2022 at 3:26 PM

Still multiple spot fires that need catching, but good progress now.

September 13, 2022 at 3:18 PM

I-80 closure is being moved to Hwy 174, traffic on Hwy 20 is at a standstill.

September 13, 2022 at 3:12 PM

Fire behavior is starting to moderate a little. Retardant drops across the head are holding, dozer is working on the left flank, making good progress.

September 13, 2022 at 3:10 PM

Power outage affecting 1,785 customers along I-80 from Applegate to Colfax.

September 13, 2022 at 2:42 PM

Fire has been mapped at 26 acres, with at least 6 spots fires ahead of it.

September 13, 2022 at 2:31 PM

Per PCSO: Evacuees PLEASE drive to the east on Alta Bonny Nook to Crystal Springs to leave the area.

September 13, 2022 at 2:30 PM

FIRIS is over the fire, mapping current perimeter.

September 13, 2022 at 2:26 PM

Significant augmentation of resources now on the fire. 10 additional engines and one dozer dispatched.

September 13, 2022 at 2:19 PM

Established spot fire is about 2 acres.

Spot on Dutch Fire

September 13, 2022 at 2:14 PM

Spot fire near Station 30 in the Alta area.

September 13, 2022 at 2:09 PM

Tankers continue to drop with numerous ground resources providing structure protection for homes in the area. The fire has not spotted across the railroad yet.

September 13, 2022 at 2:05 PM

Mandatory evacuation in Zone DF1 : Monte Vista Exit, Ridge Rd, Frost Hill, Murray Ranch , Alta Forestry

September 13, 2022 at 1:59 PM

Continued spotting is hampering containment efforts. Weather in the area: 75F with south/southwest winds with gusts up to 15 mph.

September 13, 2022 at 1:54 PM

Per Caltrans, I-80 WB is CLOSED at the 80/20 junction.

September 13, 2022 at 1:51 PM

PCSO continuing evacuations on Murry Ranch Raod and Frost Hill. Union Pacific being notified of the fire, railroad traffic to be shut down.

September 13, 2022 at 1:50 PM

I-80 hard closure at Crystal Springs requested.

September 13, 2022 at 1:48 PM

Heel of the fire is I-80, Tankers 103 and 210 (Australian NWS Fire Services) now over the fire.

September 13, 2022 at 1:44 PM

Additional evacuations in the area, Murry Ranch Road is being closed to traffic and evacuated.

September 13, 2022 at 1:40 PM

Tanker 93 is inbound to the fire. Fire now 15 acres, evacuations on Frost Hill Road in Dutch Flat. I-80 WB is reduced to one lane just east of Dutch Flat.

September 13, 2022 at 1:38 PM

Fire continues to be wind-driven, spotting on the right flank aligned with prevailing wind patterns.

September 13, 2022 at 1:34 PM

Westbound I-80 will be shut down in the area, evacuations starting in the area,

September 13, 2022 at 1:33 PM

Eastbound I-80 on ramp at Alta to be shut down, will be used as a helicopter landing zone.

September 13, 2022 at 1:30 PM

Tankers 88 and 89 working the fire, two helicopters at scene. Firefighters are providing structure protection.

September 13, 2022 at 1:27 PM

All ground resources to access the fire via Ridge Road, 3 additional water tenders requested by IC.

September 13, 2022 at 1:26 PM

Air Attack estimated the fire at 10 acres with numerous spots, requesting another Type 2 tanker.

September 13, 2022 at 1:23 PM

IC requesting one additional Charlie strike team, fire is 5 acres+ with multiple spots now.

September 13, 2022 at 1:22 PM

One spot near the right shoulder of the fire, helicopter will focus on this.

September 13, 2022 at 1:20 PM

Dutch Air Attack requesting two additional tankers.

September 13, 2022 at 1:14 PM

Retardant drop across the head of the Dutch fire. Fire is about 3 acres, one structure immediately threatened.


September 13, 2022 at 1:05 PM

Dutch IC requesting 2 water tenders and two additional engines.

September 13, 2022 at 1:02 PM

Fire is about 1/2 acre, air attack is overhead. Firefighters are making good progress. Helicopter inbound for water drop.

September 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM

Vegetation fire on westbound I-80 near Dutch Flat off ramp, emergency services are at scene.