Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Loma, Yuba County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 12
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 8, 2021
  • Personnel: 60+
  • Structures Destroyed:

Loma, Loma Rica Road in Loma Rica, Yuba County. Grass and oak woodlands

August 8, 2021 at 3:58 PM

All aircraft has been released from the fire. Air Attack 230 returning to Grass Valley Air Attack Base. The fire was determined to be equipment caused. Homeowner was cutting weeds, per CAL FIRE.

August 8, 2021 at 3:36 PM

Loma Air Attack is releasing both tankers from the load and hold in Grass Valley. Mop-up operations are in progress.

August 8, 2021 at 3:23 PM

Forward progress stopped. Resources will remain at scene for several hours, they’ll have to cut the perimeter and check the riparian area is secured.

August 8, 2021 at 3:19 PM

Fire behavior has moderated somewhat, Air attack is placing both S-2 tankers on a load and hold in Grass Valley. Helicopters will continue to work the hotspots.

August 8, 2021 at 3:15 PM

Tanker 100 to remain in orbit for now, per Loma AA.

August 8, 2021 at 3:10 PM

Loma Rica Road at Fruitland and west of the incident will be closed to traffic. Evacuations are being planned now.

August 8, 2021 at 3:07 PM

Golf strike team (crews) assigned to the fire.

August 8, 2021 at 3:04 PM

Fire continues to burn at a moderate rate of spread. Helicopters at scene are working the hotspots ahead of the fire.

August 8, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Four additional engines, any type, requested as an immediate need.

August 8, 2021 at 2:57 PM

Air Attack wants a retardant line from Prairie Creek to the gravel road to cut off the head of the fire which is burning in a northeasterly direction.

August 8, 2021 at 2:54 PM

Additional resources demobilized from the River incident are covering NEU stations while more resources are being assigned to this fire.

August 8, 2021 at 2:51 PM

Spot fire on the north side of the river. Immediate structure threat on Prairie Creek Lane.

August 8, 2021 at 2:50 PM

Augmented dispatch requested for the fire which has spotted across the riparian area. Burning towards Prairie Creel Lane.

August 8, 2021 at 2:44 PM

Air Attack states multiple structures in the area, but also a riparian drainage. If it doesn’t spot across the area there is a good chance to catch it early. Resources from the River incident being dispatched, also Foothill and Dobbins volunteers.

August 8, 2021 at 2:42 PM

Loma IC reports 1+ acre burning at a moderate to dangerous rate of spread. Immediate structure threat, additional resources requested.

August 8, 2021 at 2:37 PM

Reported grass fire on the 11000 block of Loma Rica Drive in Loma Rica, units dispatched are arriving at scene.