Fire at a glance (numbers)

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Greenhorn, on Greenhorn Access Road near the Greenhorn Campground east of Grass Valley.

July 27, 2017 at 7:14 PM

IC just declared the fire 100% contained.

July 27, 2017 at 6:25 PM

Greenhorn Access Road will remain closed until approximately 9 pm, with the exception of local residents with ID.

July 27, 2017 at 6:07 PM

Fire has been mapped by GPS at 10.2 acres. Two engines will remain on the fire from 10 pm to the morning, two engines and two handcrews will be assigned tomorrow morning.

July 27, 2017 at 5:41 PM

Heavy mop-up operations are starting. All hotspots have to be extinguished, any hazard trees will have to be removed. Then all the hose lays have to be backhauled. PG&E is on site and working on the damaged power pole. Firefighters will be on this incident overnight.

July 27, 2017 at 5:32 PM

Per Cal Fire PIO, the fire is now 60% contained. Cal Fire is assisted by Placer Hills, Newcastle, Penryn, North San Juan, Auburn City, Placer County Fire, Higgins Fire Dist. Ophir Hill, Peardale/Chicago Park, Grass Valley Fire, Nevada County Consolidated, Nevada City Fire, according to the fact sheet.

July 27, 2017 at 5:24 PM

Greenhorn IC is requesting two hand crews, to relieve the engines. Once the hand crews are on site, the local engines will return to their stations.

July 27, 2017 at 5:11 PM

Greenhorn Access Road will remain closed for approximately two hours.

July 27, 2017 at 4:55 PM

Per NCSO: All evacuations have been lifted. Residents should use caution when returning to the area. Greenhorn Access Rd will remain closed.

July 27, 2017 at 4:47 PM

Firefighters are strengthening the containment lines, Greenhorn Access and Rollins Lake Road remain closed.

July 27, 2017 at 4:17 PM

Road closures remain in effect. Power lines are down in the area.

July 27, 2017 at 4:13 PM

Photo courtesy Carl Johnson, taken from the YouBet campground.

Tanker 93 is being released back to Chico and Tanker 89 is on the ground available at Grass Valley Air Attack Base.

July 27, 2017 at 4:08 PM

17 engines, 4 water tenders, 3 dozers and handcrews are assigned to the fire. Cal Fire, Ophir Hill, Peardale-Chicago Park, Grass Valley, Nevada County Consolidated and North San Juan units are on scene. Also responding are a Placer County Type III,  Newcastle B41 and Penryn B38.

July 27, 2017 at 4:10 PM

The evacuation orders for immediate threat remain in effect for Louis Road, Frederick Way and Marie Lane.

July 27, 2017 at 4:01 PM

Great progress reported by the IC, hoselay is completed around the majority of the fire. Forward progress of the fire has been stopped. The fire is now estimated at 6-7 acres, per Air Attack.

July 27, 2017 at 3:57 PM

Please follow the evacuation directions. When you are asked to prepare to leave, take it seriously and get ready.

Law enforcement is reporting people refusing to leave in the mandatory evacuation zone.

July 27, 2017 at 3:53 PM

Additional evacuations on Fifield Road.

July 27, 2017 at 3:41 PM

Avoid the area between Hwy 174 and You Bet Road. Road closures are in effect.

July 27, 2017 at 3:38 PM

Evacuation warnings for all roads west of Louis Road. Greenpeace, Golden Meadow and Sontag Road are included in the evacuation warnings. The fire is burning in a north/northeasterly direction.

July 27, 2017 at 3:37 PM

A power pole has been compromised at the heel of the fire, lines are down in the fire perimeter, creating a life safety hazard for the firefighters.

July 27, 2017 at 3:32 PM

IC is requesting two additional water tenders and one dozer. Homes that are threatened in the area have good defensible space. Good progress is being made.

July 27, 2017 at 3:31 PM

Tanker 93 is on approach for a retardant drop.

Two homes on Louis Road are declining the mandatory evacuation.

July 27, 2017 at 3:20 PM

Photo courtesy Randy Lersch from Gold Run

IC reports winds 5-10 mph out of the SSW. Fier is now estimated at 15 acres.

All residences between Louis and Frederick are clear.

July 27, 2017 at 3:18 PM

One Type 3 engine strike team requested to the fire now.

July 27, 2017 at 3:17 PM

Mandatory evacuations on Louis Road, Frederick Way and Marie Lane now.

July 27, 2017 at 3:16 PM

Evacuations on Louis Road, the road leading to the campground.

July 27, 2017 at 3:13 PM

Helicopter 516 is 12 minutes out from the fire.

July 27, 2017 at 3:13 PM

Five engines, any type, requested immediately to the fire.

July 27, 2017 at 3:07 PM

Road closure now at Hwy 174 for Greenhorn Access Road. Evacuations near the campground are beginning.

July 27, 2017 at 3:06 PM

Additional resources dispatched to the fire, including two dozers. The fire is exhibiting short-range spotting.

July 27, 2017 at 3:02 PM

Greenhorn IC reports several spots across the road, inquiring about the aircraft order. Air Attack ordering two additional tankers for a total of 4. Fire is burning at a moderate rate of spread, in grass and brush.

July 27, 2017 at 2:57 PM

Per a caller to CHP the fire is approaching the roadway. Please avoid the area. 1/2 acre reported by the first unit at scene, structures are threatened.

July 27, 2017 at 2:51 PM

Full wildland response en route to the Greenhorn Campground off the Greenhorn Access Road for a possible vegetation fire.