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French, French Creek Road and Bonnetti Drive south of Shingle Springs in El Dorado County. Burning in heavy brush and grass.

September 19, 2017 at 8:31 AM

Firefighters are backhauling equipment and rehabilitating firelines. There is no anticipated movement or risk of the fire escaping control lines.

September 18, 2017 at 4:56 PM

Forward progress has been stopped. Crews are performing mop up and patrol.
Evacuations: None
Road Closures: None

El Dorado Hills Fire, Garden Valley Fire, Georgetown Fire, Rescue Fire are assisting CAL FIRE AEU.

September 18, 2017 at 8:41 AM

Latest update puts the fire at 136 acres and now 35% contained. Firefighters made good progress overnight in very difficult terrain. The forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

September 17, 2017 at 8:06 PM

While all aircraft is off the fire, ground resources are making progress on the fire.  Short range spotting to the north east was reported earlier on, but fire behavior has moderated greatly.

September 17, 2017 at 7:21 PM

Per CAL FIRE AEU, firefighters are starting to make good progress. Containment now up to 20%.

September 17, 2017 at 6:20 PM

VLAT is back on again, ETA 10 minutes to the incident

September 17, 2017 at 5:56 PM

Strike team from TCU has been diverted to the fire.

September 17, 2017 at 5:39 PM

Strike team 9141C is en route from the Lake-Napa unit.

September 17, 2017 at 5:48 PM

Air Attack has canceled the VLAT. Tankers are making progress reinforcing retardant lines. There are no evacuations at this time.

September 17, 2017 at 4:53 PM

Air Attack wants to close the retardant line on the right flank, there is a small finger of fire breaking through the line.

Washington Ridge crews 1 and 5 en route to the fire. VLAT and lead plane from McClellan en route.

September 17, 2017 at 4:49 PM

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Access issues for dozers and engines. IC has placed an additional resources order for 15 engines, 6 hand crews, 3 additional dozers and at least 6 water tenders. The fire is again burning at a rate of spread is now. Latest estimate from Air Attack 17 is approximately 100 acres

September 17, 2017 at 4:45 PM

Additional tankers now over the fire: Tanker 93, 07 and 167. Helicopter 404 from Columbia is and scene as well.

September 17, 2017 at 4:14 PM

Difficult access to the fire for ground resources. TNF Air Attack 17, CAL FIRE Tankers 88 and 89 from Grass Valley on scene. The fire is burning at a moderate rate of spread in brush and grass.

IC requests augmented dispatch with the  5 closest engines, 10 State engines and 4 Gulf strike teams. Strike team from NEU is en route to the fire.