Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Frenchtown, Oregon House
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 90
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: July 21, 2021
  • Personnel: 20
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Frenchtown, Frenchtown-Dobbins Road in Oregon House in Yuba County. Heavy brush and timber.

July 21, 2021 at 6:47 PM

Reduction in acreage due to more accurate mapping. No fire growth today. Final report unless a significant change occurs.

July 21, 2021 at 10:03 AM

All evacuations have been lifted. Please use caution in the area and watch for fire equipment.

July 21, 2021 at 7:45 AM

CAL FIRE update: Forward progress stopped. Fire is 75% contained. Approximate size of main fire 70 acres. The spot fire to the north 20 acres. Firefighters will continue to strengthen control lines and mop up any hot spots today.

July 21, 2021 at 7:37 AM

Fire behavior moderated overnight. Structures remain threatened with evacuations orders in place.

July 20, 2021 at 10:06 PM

Per Yuba County OES: Evacuations to remain in place for the following areas. Frenchtown Dobbins between Frenchtown and Indiana School Road, Camper Lane, La Place Lane , Indiana School between Frenchtown Dobbins and Clark Ranch Road and Clark Ranch Road. These evacuations will remain in place throughout the night as fire crews continue to work the fire in the area.

Please stay out of the area as fire equipment is being moved to combat the fire. Road Closures remain in effect at Indiana School at Clark Ranch south to Indiana School at Frenchtown Dobbins West to Frenchtown Dobbins at Frenchtown.

Anyone evacuated that needs overnight shelter please call OES at 530-749-7700. All other areas may repopulate at this time.

July 20, 2021 at 9:11 PM

No update in acreage, still at 90 acres. Dozer line around the main fire is complete, still working on completing a line around the spot fire. Firefighters will remain on the fire throughout the night. Tomorrow morning, 10 engines 4 dozers and several hand crews will continue extinguishing hotspots and mopping up. This will take several days to fully contain.

July 20, 2021 at 8:27 PM

Aircraft are leaving the fire, returning to their respective bases for the night. Ground resources will remain throughout the night and continue to build containment lines.

July 20, 2021 at 8:03 PM

Latest estimate puts the main fire at 70 acres, with a 20-acre spot fire ahead of the main fire. The fire continues to burn, now at a slow rate of spread, in a north/northeastern direction. Firefighters are continuing to make progress.

July 20, 2021 at 7:48 PM

One additional Firehawk to work hotspots is arriving over the incident. Ground resources continue to build lines.

July 20, 2021 at 7:42 PM

Fire activity is starting to moderate, no reports of structures damaged or destroyed. All evacuations remain in effect.

July 20, 2021 at 7:07 PM

Fire is estimated at 50-60 acres but forward progress has been slowed.

July 20, 2021 at 6:47 PM

Mandatory evacuations from Indiana Ranch Road to Indiana School Road between Frenchtown Dobbins Road and Forsythe Road.

July 20, 2021 at 6:40 PM

Resident who declined to follow the mandatory evacuation order and stayed back to ‘fight the fire’ on Camper Lane is now requesting firefighters to respond to the residence.

July 20, 2021 at 6:35 PM

Additional mandatory evacuations on Wild Wood and Indiana Ranch Road from Wild Wood to Forsythe.

July 20, 2021 at 6:24 PM

Helicopters are still working spot fires ahead of the main fire. Butte County sending an immediate need strike team to the incident.

July 20, 2021 at 6:21 PM

All incoming units to stage on Frenchtown Dobbins Road near Indiana School Road.

July 20, 2021 at 6:18 PM

July 20, 2021 at 6:12 PM

91 degrees, 13% RH, wind N, @ 10 mph. Heavy brush with spotting ahead of main fire. Structures threatened with evacuations in progress. No divert requested for aircraft and a significant augmentation of air resources

July 20, 2021 at 6:07 PM

Yuba County deputies are using the two-tone sirens to alert residents of the need to evacuate immediately. The fire is still burning at a moderate rate of spread.

July 20, 2021 at 6:03 PM

Mandatory evacuation for Chavez Way and Brett Way.

July 20, 2021 at 6:02 PM

NorthOps approved the No Divert for two tankers.

July 20, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Firefighters are making progress, Indian Springs School Road is also under mandatory evacuations. Fire is spotting out in front, helicopter is working the spot.

July 20, 2021 at 5:55 PM

Resource request from the IC: 2 engine, 2 crew and 2 dozer strike teams and additional overhead.

July 20, 2021 at 5:51 PM

Latest estimate puts the fire at 20+ acres. Please heed the evacuation orders. Clark Road is under a mandatory evacuation order and all surrounding streets are under warning status.

July 20, 2021 at 5:47 PM

Frenchtown Dobbins Road will be closed to traffic at Indiana. The evacuation center will be the Alcouffe Community Center, 9185 Marysville Rd, Oregon House.

July 20, 2021 at 5:40 PM

Expanded evacuations warnings.

July 20, 2021 at 5:34 PM

Frenchtown IC is requesting 2 additional dozers.

July 20, 2021 at 5:29 PM

Evacuation warnings for Vavasseur Way and Winther Way.

July 20, 2021 at 5:22 PM

Camper Lane is now under evacuation order. There is an immediate threat to structures. Acreage has been updated to 15+

July 20, 2021 at 5:21 PM

Yuba County Zonehaven update:

July 20, 2021 at 5:11 PM

Large Air Tanker at scene. Frenchtown IC requesting additional dozer and wat tenders. CHP and Yuba County Sheriff’s Office are conducting evacuations and providing traffic control.

July 20, 2021 at 5:06 PM

Frenchtown IC moderate rate of spread with short-range spotting. Five additional engines requested.

July 20, 2021 at 5:05 PM

Evacuation warning for La Pace Lane.

July 20, 2021 at 5:01 PM

Camper Lane is being evacuated.

July 20, 2021 at 4:54 PM

Pretty good flame length visible on the cameras. Tanker 96 is arriving over the fire from Chico. Ground resources are initiating structure protection.

July 20, 2021 at 4:51 PM

IC now reports 3-4 acres, additional resource order coming.

July 20, 2021 at 4:45 PM

Air Attack is over the incident, reports 2-3 acres at a moderate rate of spread. Potential threat to structures shortly.

July 20, 2021 at 4:42 PM

Frenchtown IC reports the crews are starting to get a handle on the fire. Only Air Attack to continue in at this time, with one tanker.

July 20, 2021 at 4:40 PM

First unit at scene on Frenchtown Dobbins Road reports 1/4 acre in heavy brush, burning at a slow rate of spread. No threat to structures at this time. All resources to continue in.

July 20, 2021 at 4:37 PM

Now full wildland dispatch for the reported vegetation fire across from the Frenchtown Inn in Oregon House.

July 20, 2021 at 4:31 PM

Oregon Peak lookout reports a small white column, with a slow build, approximately 3-4 miles out. Probably Frenchtown Dobbins Road in Oregon House.