Fire at a glance (numbers)

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Grizzly, on Grizzly Hill Road in North San Juan. Structure fire with spread to the vegetation.

July 14, 2016 at 5:25 PM

Fire has been mapped with GPS, new size is 1.6 acres.

July 14, 2016 at 4:09 PM

Investigation into the fire continues. NCSO is on scene now.

July 14, 2016 at 3:54 PM

The fire is fully contained at 3 acres. The cause is under investigation. Mop-up operations will last another 2-3 hours. All air resources are being released, some engines are returning to their stations.

Thanks to USFS Tahoe National Forest for the aerial shots, Alan Eagleton for the view of the fire starting in the distance and NSJ FD for the closeups.

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July 14, 2016 at 3:32 PM

Helicopter 514 is returning to Whitecloud Helibase for fuel and will return to the fire.

July 14, 2016 at 3:28 PM

Photo: NSJFD
Photo: NSJFD

Heavy mop-up operations are starting on the fire. The structure is a complete loss, several cars and various piles of items on the property are also destroyed.

July 14, 2016 at 3:13 PM

Helicopter 512 is being released from the Grizzly Fire back to Quincy. Both air tankers have been released as well.

July 14, 2016 at 3:12 PM

No evacuations or road closures and there is no threat to other structures at this time.

July 14, 2016 at 3:10 PM

Forward progress of the fire has been stopped, per Air Attack 17.

July 14, 2016 at 3:06 PM

Helicopter 514 is ready to begin bucket work. They are coordinating with firefighters on the ground to avoid any hazardous situation.

July 14, 2016 at 2:55 PM

Still some intense fire activity on the left flank of the fire, upslope from the retardant line.

July 14, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Air Attack 17 reports TNF Helicopter 514 has landed and is configuring for bucket work now. Tahoe Hotshots are working the heel of the fire. Tanker 93 out of Chico and Tanker 89 out of Grass Valley are on load and hold (loaded with retardant and ready to take off) at their respective airports.

July 14, 2016 at 2:46 PM

Please avoid the area to allow access and egress of firefighting equipment.

Photo courtesy Alan Eagleton
Photo courtesy Alan Eagleton

July 14, 2016 at 2:42 PM

Firefighters are making good progress. Air Attack 17 is releasing the hold on a Chico air tanker.

July 14, 2016 at 2:39 PM

Fierfighters from North San Juan Fire, Camptonville Fire, CAL FIRE NEU, Nevada County JOA and Tahoe National Forest are working the fire.

July 14, 2016 at 2:37 PM

Air Attack 17 is confirming 2 helicopters and 2 tankers inbound to the fire. Due to the remoteness of the fire, air support is crucial to contain the progress of the fire.

July 14, 2016 at 2:36 PM

IC reports a possble spot fire, very difficult to locate due to dense smoke. Smoke plume is now visble from Hwy 49 and Hwy 20. Two additional water tenders requested to the fire.

July 14, 2016 at 2:35 PM

Tahoe Hotshots are on scene of the Grizzly Fire.


July 14, 2016 at 2:27 PM

Additional resources are arriving on the fire. The fire is burning in heavy brush and timber in steep terrain. Hoselays being constructed on both flanks now. The fire has a moderate spread potential.

July 14, 2016 at 2:24 PM

Tahoe National Forest Air Attack 17 is reporting on conditions. Structure is fully involved, the fire is pinned up- and downslope by a narrow road. Both flanks are open, firefighters on the ground are working one flank.

July 14, 2016 at 2:22 PM

Camptonville water tender will be responding to the Grizzly Fire, North San Juan water tender on a slight delay.

July 14, 2016 at 2:21 PM

Helicopter and Tankers 88 and 89 working the Quartz incident are being released. They are now assigned to the Grizzly Fire.

July 14, 2016 at 2:18 PM

Air Attack is assuming Grizzly Air Attack. Two tankers, and at least one helicopter requested. This is a structure fire with spread to vegetation.

July 14, 2016 at 2:16 PM

Air Attack 17 is over the Grizzly Fire.

July 14, 2016 at 2:06 PM

Full wildland dispatch to the fire on Grizzly Hill Road.

July 14, 2016 at 2:01 PM

Report of a possible vegetation fire on Grizzly Hill Road in North San Juan.