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Fire at a glance (numbers)

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Far, Camp Far West on Long Ravine Road in Yuba County.

August 26, 2017 at 4:28 PM

Mop-up operations are in progress, firefighters will remain on scene for an extended period of time.

August 26, 2017 at 4:06 PM

Five CAL FIRE engines, and three local engines from Placer County Fire, Wheatland Fire and Higgins Fire plus one water tender remain on scene.

August 26, 2017 at 3:55 PM

Prevention officer has arrived at the fire and will determine the cause of the fire.

August 26, 2017 at 3:49 PM

Air Attack 230 is returning to Grass Valley, will fuel up for the next fire.

August 26, 2017 at 3:46 PM

Far IC reports the forward progress of the fire has been stopped. Estimated at approximately 6 acres.

August 26, 2017 at 3:40 PM

Air Attack is releasing Tanker 89 back to Grass Valley. Helicopter 528 is also being released, loading the crew back up and returning to White Cloud. With the exception of two engines and one water tender still en route, all incoming units are being canceled. Resources on scene can handle.

August 26, 2017 at 3:33 PM

Firefighters are making good progress. No threat to structures.

August 26, 2017 at 3:27 PM

Tanker 88 is released, on base, at the Grass Valley Air Attack Base.

August 26, 2017 at 3:24 PM

Helicopter is dropping on a spot outside the left flank. Helitack crew is working the spot as well. Engines are now arriving on scene, with numerous water tenders. Air Attack reports all retardant lines are holding. Tanker 89 and Helicopter 528 will remain on scene for approximately 20 minutes.

August 26, 2017 at 3:19 PM

Far Attack is releasing Tanker 88 back to Grass Valley.

August 26, 2017 at 3:15 PM

Air Attack estimates the fire at approximately 8-10 acres now.

August 26, 2017 at 3:13 PM

Tankers are continuing to reinforce the retardant lines, TNF Helicopter 528 is now on scene and will be looking for any hotspots. The crew will be the first ground resources at scene. The head of the fire is now hitting the dirt road, significantly slowing it.

August 26, 2017 at 3:10 PM

Engines are making access to the fire.

August 26, 2017 at 3:04 PM

Forward progress of the fire is halted, according to Air Attack. A new fire is visible from the air at McCourtney and Perimeter Road.

August 26, 2017 at 3:02 PM

Tahoe helicopter complete with 7-person helitack crew en route to the Far Fire.

August 26, 2017 at 2:57 PM

All aircraft are cleared to enter Beale AFB air space.

August 26, 2017 at 2:55 PM

There are no evacuations or road closures at this time. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

August 26, 2017 at 2:52 PM

Air Attack will use dirt road and retardant drops to box the fire in and slow the lateral spread. Tankers will start close to the structures and extend the line from there.

August 26, 2017 at 2:51 PM

The fire is burning at a slow rate of spread, away from structures. Surrounded on two sides by roads. Tankers will start dropping retardant now.

August 26, 2017 at 2:50 PM

Fire is on Long Ravine on the west side of the lake. This will be the Far Fire.

August 26, 2017 at 2:46 PM

Smoke report from Oregon Peak, large grey column of smoke visible, in the Camp Far West area. Air Attack 230 is almost on scene. Tankers and helicopter en route. Full wildland dispatch en route.