Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Kearsage, Forebay
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 1
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: June 17, 20221
  • Personnel: 30+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Kearsage, Kearsage Mill Road in the Forebay area, Placer County. Heavy timber, difficult access. Railroad impacted.

June 17, 2021 at 2:03 PM

The fire is contained, heavy mop-up operations are ongoing. Helicopter 514 is returning with the crew to assist.

June 17, 2021 at 1:47 PM

Air Attack is releasing Helicopter 514 back to White Cloud.

June 17, 2021 at 1:42 PM

Kearsage IC reports the forward progress has been stopped, all hose lines are tied in. Some resources will be released shortly.

June 17, 2021 at 1:26 PM

The fire has not grown substantially, the heavy timber inside the fire perimeter continues to burn. Tanker 88 will drop one more load on the fire and then return to the Grass Valley Air Attack Base on a load and hold. TNF Helicopter 514 is doing bucketwork, extinguishing hotspots. Firefighters are continuing to build and improve the line around the fire.

June 17, 2021 at 1:13 PM

Fire is looking good, it is almost boxed in by retardant and hose lines. No evacuations anticipated.

June 17, 2021 at 1:11 PM

There are no road closures or evacuations at this time, only rail traffic is affected. Firefighters are making good progress.

June 17, 2021 at 1:05 PM

Kearsage IC reports the fire is holding on the downhill side near the railroad tracks. Firefighters are laying hose at the tracks. Tanker 88 is dropping now.

June 17, 2021 at 12:57 PM

Kearsage IC is requesting a hard closure on railroad traffic. Air Attack is reporting about 1/2 acre, burning down to the railroad tracks.

June 17, 2021 at 12:49 PM

Air Attack 17 is taking now Kearsage Air Attack. Tanker 88 is on load and return from Grass Valley.

June 17, 2021 at 12:39 PM

Additional Washington Ridge crew dispatched. Units almost at scene have to walk in to the incident, no direct road access.

June 17, 2021 at 12:38 PM

Tanker 88, Helicopter 514 are in route to the fire in the Forebay area at Kearsage Mill Road. Numerous ground resources are attempting to make access now.

June 17, 2021 at 12:30 PM

Reported vegetation fire in the Alta area in Placer County. Full wildland dispatch on order.