Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Frenchtown
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 5
  • Percent Contained: 80%
  • Estimate of Containment: July28 15, 2020
  • Personnel: 40+
  • Structures Destroyed:

Frenchtown, Frenchtown Road near Peppertree Lane in Dobbins.

July 28, 2020 at 2:38 PM

Some ground resources are being released.

July 28, 2020 at 2:16 PM

Firefighters are starting extensive mop-up and overhaul operations. The west side of the fire still has some heat to it.

July 28, 2020 at 2:12 PM

Air Attack is releasing Tanker 89 back to their base in Grass Valley. Air Attack is also returning back to GVAAB.

July 28, 2020 at 2:10 PM

Air Attack is returning to the fire, smoke check was negative.

July 28, 2020 at 2:05 PM

Forward progress of the fire has been stopped, the fire is confined by retardant lines.

July 28, 2020 at 2:02 PM

Air Attack is leaving the fire for a quick smoke check in the Camptonville area.

July 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

July 28, 2020 at 1:53 PM

Air Attack has canceled the Type 1 helicopter due to the progress being made. One of the tankers will remain in orbit, while the other can be released back to Grass Valley.

July 28, 2020 at 1:50 PM

Crews are making pretty good progress at holding the fire. Battalion 2316 is now Frenchtown IC.

July 28, 2020 at 1:48 PM

Tankers are continuing the retardant lines, helicopter is working the hotspots with buckets.

July 28, 2020 at 1:41 PM

Frenchtown IC reports the fire at approximately 2 acres, tankers are laying retardant lines on the flanks.

July 28, 2020 at 1:40 PM

CHP to provide traffic control at Frenchtown Rd / Peppertree Ln. Please avoid the area and watch for equipment and firefighters.

July 28, 2020 at 1:30 PM

Frenchtown Road will be shut down to through traffic.

July 28, 2020 at 1:28 PM

Photo courtesy Andrew

Air Attack is estimating the fire at 3-4 acres in heavy brush and timber.

July 28, 2020 at 1:24 PM

Air Attack reports structures ahead of the fire.

July 28, 2020 at 1:14 PM

Reported vegetation fire on Frenchtown Road near Peppertree Lane in Frenchtown. Full wildland dispatch on order, two columns reported.