Fire at a glance (numbers)
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Mill, Finning Mill Road and Foresthill Road. Between Iowa Hill and Foresthill.
August 28, 2017 at 1:24 PM
Final sizeup: main fire 1.2 acres and a spot of 0.41 acres.
August 28, 2017 at 12:25 PM
Hand line has been completed around most of the fire. Some resources have been released.
August 28, 2017 at 11:28 AM
Air Attack 230 has left the fire.
August 28, 2017 at 11:21 AM
Prevention officer requested to the fire, already en route.
August 28, 2017 at 11:04 AM
TNF Helicopter 528 has landed near the fire, Mill Air Attack is still over the fire, available for any new starts. PG&E is on scene, power lines are de-energized. Ground resources are starting heavy mop-up.
August 28, 2017 at 11:02 AM
Air Attack is releasing Tanker 88 back to Grass Valley.
August 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Growlersburg crew has arrived on scene. Firefighters are still having issues accessing the fire due to live power lines.
August 28, 2017 at 10:56 AM
Tanker 88 is inbound again to the fire.
August 28, 2017 at 10:52 AM
Cause of the fire appears to be a logging operation near the power lines.
August 28, 2017 at 10:48 AM
Mill IC reports the power lines have not been de-energized yet. There is a dozer line around most of the fire, no additional resources needed at this time.
August 28, 2017 at 10:42 AM
Fire is estimated at 1.5 acres, little to no forward progress.
August 28, 2017 at 10:39 AM
Tanker 88 is on a load and return from Grass Valley, dozer is continuing line construction.
August 28, 2017 at 10:38 AM
Tanker 88 will lay down a retardant line from the head of the fire towards the heel, the helicopter is still working west of the power lines.
August 28, 2017 at 10:36 AM
Mill Air Attack has the helicopter working the west side, there is no forward progress of the fire at this time.
August 28, 2017 at 10:29 AM
Tanker is holding in orbit for now, helicopter on scene ready to drop buckets on any spots. Helitack crew will be hiking in as soon as H-528 identifies a good landing zone. The fire is burning along the power lines, tanker will focus on that area.
August 28, 2017 at 10:28 AM
There are no road closures or evacuations.
August 28, 2017 at 10:27 AM
Air Attack sees little potential for growth for the fire.
August 28, 2017 at 10:25 AM
Air Attack reports snags and power lines in the drop zone and a possible burn pile at the heel of the fire.
August 28, 2017 at 10:24 AM
Tanker 88 arriving over the fire. Additional ground resources are making access now. Life safety hazard due to compromised power lines.
August 28, 2017 at 10:22 AM
Washington Ridge Crew 1 also assigned to the fire.
August 28, 2017 at 10:21 AM
Sparking power lines in the fire area, dozer is attempting to make access to the fire now.
August 28, 2017 at 10:17 AM
First unit at scene reports 1/2 acre burning at a moderate rate of spread in heavy fuels. Power lines are compromised. All units to continue in.
August 28, 2017 at 10:15 AM
TNF Helicopter 528 and Air Attack 230 inbound to the fire. Tanker is following shortly.
August 28, 2017 at 10:11 AM
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Lookouts are reporting the column is starting to build.
August 28, 2017 at 10:09 AM
Firefighters are approximately 1/2 mile out from the fire, can confirm a column of smoke. Requesting PG&E notification.
August 28, 2017 at 10:07 AM
Air Attack and Tankers have become available for the fire, taking off from Grass Valley Air Attack Base now.
August 28, 2017 at 9:59 AM
Report of a vegetation fire, power lines down, on Finning Mill Road and Foresthill Road. Full wildland dispatch en route. Fire is approximately 3 miles down Finning Mill Road.