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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Iowa, Colfax
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 2-3
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 11, 2021
  • Personnel: 40+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Iowa, Robbers Ravine in Colfax, Placer County.

August 11, 2021 at 4:23 PM

Per PCSO: All residents under evacuation for the Iowa Fire can now return to their homes. All areas have been re-opened.

August 11, 2021 at 3:07 PM

Old Loggers Road remains closed, correction.

August 11, 2021 at 2:46 PM

Cape Horn Road is open again, Old Loggers Road remains closed.

August 11, 2021 at 2:08 PM

Mop-up operations are ongoing, lines are complete.

August 11, 2021 at 1:22 PM

Tanker 88 is now on a load and hold in Grass Valley. Retardant box is complete. One tanker remains in orbit with Air Attack. Helicopter still assigned as well.

August 11, 2021 at 1:21 PM

Evacuations on Cape Horn East underway.

August 11, 2021 at 1:15 PM

Still spot fires ahead of the main fire, all train traffic has been stopped. The fire is basically wrapped with dozer lines.

August 11, 2021 at 1:10 PM

August 11, 2021 at 1:07 PM

Report of downed power lines on the incident in division Charlie above the train tracks, life safety alert going out.

August 11, 2021 at 1:02 PM

Tankers 102 and 15 on a load and hold at McClellan now. One spot outside the retardant line, being picked up by the helicopter. Fire is boxed in by retardant lines and dozer lines from yesterday’s fire.

August 11, 2021 at 12:59 PM

IC reports of 1 acre near the tracks and spot fires above the tracks.

August 11, 2021 at 12:58 PM

Road closure on Cape Horn Road, evacuations in progress on Trail Ridge Lane.

August 11, 2021 at 12:48 PM

The fire is approximately 0.7 air miles south from yesterday’s Ravine Fire. Still burning at a moderate rate of spread in heavy brush. Large Air Tankers on scene, Tanker 102 dropping now.

August 11, 2021 at 12:46 PM

Spot fires ahead of the fire are being suppressed with retardant and helicopter bucket drops.

August 11, 2021 at 12:43 PM

Access to the fire is difficult, no good road access.

August 11, 2021 at 12:41 PM

Tanker 100, Tanker 88, Tanker 105 and one helicopter are working the fire.

August 11, 2021 at 12:38 PM

IC is dividing the fire into several divisions. Nearby resources make augmenting resources easier.

August 11, 2021 at 12:30 PM

Evacuation warning for a 1/2 mile radius from the railroad tracks requested.

August 11, 2021 at 12:27 PM

Resources from the River Fire will respond to the incident.

August 11, 2021 at 12:23 PM

Air Attack 230 and two tankers arriving at scene. Iowa IC requesting augmented dispatch, three additional water tenders.

August 11, 2021 at 12:21 PM

One air attack, two tankers and two helicopters requested to the incident.

August 11, 2021 at 12:19 PM

Iowa IC reports the fire is about 1-2 acres and will bump into the dozer lines from last night’s fire. All resources to continue in.

August 11, 2021 at 12:18 PM

Access for all resources will be Cape Horn Road

August 11, 2021 at 12:14 PM

New dispatch for a fire in Robbers Ravine in the Colfax area. Full wildland dispatch on order, this will be the Iowa incident.