Fire at a glance (numbers)

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German, at German Bar Mine, west of Graniteville near Golconda Ravine.

October 2, 2016 at 12:50 PM

The German Fire has no interior smoke or hotspots. The fire is now controlled. Due to heavy rain and hail, the IC is releasing all resources from the incident. Access and egress roads are primitive at best.

October 1, 2016 at 6:57 PM

Tahoe Hotshots and Engine 42 are being released. Firefighters will remain on the fire overnight.

October 1, 2016 at 6:41 PM

German IC reports good progress, mopping up well into the fire perimeter. Some interior smokes remain and there is a potential for rollouts (logs rolling downhill, getting past the containment lines and potentially causing new spots) – some resources are being released and are making their way back out.

October 1, 2016 at 1:14 PM

PG&E is on scene, one power pole has been damaged and power lines are going through the fire perimeter. The cause of the fire has been determined as a tree into the power lines.

October 1, 2016 at 12:59 PM

Mid-day update: Great progress, the hotshots are mitigating hazard trees and dead, standing snags. Mop-up is continuing. The fire has a line around it, very low potential for growth. Fire has been mapped via GPS at 5 acres. We are still showing zero containment because no official containment percentage has been given.

October 1, 2016 at 11:55 AM

The Washington Ridge Crew 1 is being released. They should be back in camp in about 2 hours.

October 1, 2016 at 11:13 AM

Photo courtesy Connie Vogel
Photo courtesy Connie Vogel

Both engines are being released from the fire. The hotshots are on scene and making good progress in this very steep and rocky terrain. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

October 1, 2016 at 10:03 AM

Truckee Hotshots are securing more open line. Helicopter 514, after refueling at Whitecloud, is back on the incident. Minimal fire behavior reported.

October 1, 2016 at 8:25 AM

There are some power lines down near the burned structure. PG&E has to be notified. Access has to be from the Allegheny side with a small, high clearance vehicle.

October 1, 2016 at 8:16 AM

Assigned to the incident for the day shift: Engines 342 and 71, Helicopters 514 and 516, Air Attack 17 and the Truckee Hotshots. The American River Hotshots will be available if needed.

October 1, 2016 at 7:50 AM

Photo courtesy Connie Vogel
Photo courtesy Connie Vogel

Update from the night shift: Great progress made with the handline construction. Smoke is starting to lift with daylight hitting the fire. Dayshift resources ordered should be sufficient to fully contain and mop up.

October 1, 2016 at 12:23 AM

Latest estimate is now 7 acres.

September 30, 2016 at 11:23 PM

Firefighters will put structure protection in place for the second structure, then continue handline construction around the perimeter of the fire throughout the night.

September 30, 2016 at 10:58 PM

The north access to the fire is being abandoned, too difficult to ferry crews and equipment. All resources are recommitting to the south side of the fire.

September 30, 2016 at 10:53 PM

Washington Ridge Crew 1 is being reassigned to the fire. They will now be deployed on the south side of the river.

September 30, 2016 at 10:29 PM

TNF Helicopter 514. Photo courtesy Connie Vogel
TNF Helicopter 514. Photo courtesy Connie Vogel

Truckee and American River Hotshot crews on order for the fire now. Air Attack 17 and Helicopter 514 will be up early.

September 30, 2016 at 10:17 PM

A CAL FIRE dozer has been called up to make some major repairs to the road on the south side of the river. The dozer will drive up Tyler Foote to Cruzon Grade, then up Snowtent which turns into Graniteville/North Bloomfield to Hagerty Road.

September 30, 2016 at 9:46 PM

The fire is estimated at 10 acres. Firefighters are reporting two abandoned structures, one is fully involved. The fire is burning in two drainages, with the ridge in the middle. On the left flank of the fire, line has been built around approximately 1 acre.

September 30, 2016 at 8:55 PM

Photo courtesy Connie Vogel
Photo courtesy Connie Vogel

The fire is on the south side of the middle fork. Access is very difficult, only smaller engines will be able to access the north side of the river. The game plan is to have ground resources work the fire overnight, a hotshot crew can be inserted if necessary. The fire, with a slow rate of spread, is not exhibiting any spotting at this time of night.

September 30, 2016 at 8:34 PM

Access will be off Forest Service Road 84 to Lafayette Road to Plumbago Road.

September 30, 2016 at 8:31 PM

Resources are staging on Pliocene Ridge, awaiting directions to make access to the fire.

September 30, 2016 at 8:24 PM

CHP Helicopter H20 is over the fire. Reporting 5+ acres burning at a slow rate of spread. The fire is right at German Bar Mine. H20 is leaving the scene for a new call. Firefighters are scouting the area for access to the fire. The incident is not accessible from the Nevada City side due to a washed-out road.

September 30, 2016 at 7:36 PM

Report of a possible vegetation fire on German Bar Mine west of Graniteville and north of Washington on the Middle Fork of the Yuba. CAL FIRE, North San Juan, Camptonville and Washington Fire are responding. This is in a very remote area, a helicopter has been called to locate the fire.