Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Miners, San Juan Ridge
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 2
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: October 11, 2021
  • Personnel: 30+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Miners, Drunken Miners Road and Hwy 49, San Juan Ridge in Nevada County near the Middle Fork of the Yuba river. Burning in brush and timber.

October 11, 2021 at 2:41 PM

Miners IC declares the fire contained.

October 11, 2021 at 2:38 PM

Firefighters are starting extensive mop-up operations. The Evacuation Warning for zone NCO-E327 and NCO-E389, has been lifted. Use caution as there are still emergency personnel working in the area.

October 11, 2021 at 2:35 PM

Helicopters have been released from the incident. Air Attack 230 and tanker 88 still in orbit.

October 11, 2021 at 2:32 PM

Firefighters have hose line around the whole fire. Forward progress stopped.

October 11, 2021 at 2:29 PM

Miners Air Attack is holding one tanker at Grass Valley, keeping one in orbit for now.

October 11, 2021 at 2:26 PM

Tanker 89 will complete the retardant line at the head of the fire, helicopter is working the hotspot. IC is releasing one of the dozers assigned to the fire.

Photo courtesy Tabor

October 11, 2021 at 2:21 PM

Hwy 49 remains closed so engines can access the fire safely. Heavy equipment is staging on Hwy 49.

October 11, 2021 at 2:16 PM

At this time, no evacuations orders are expected. Firefighters have a hose line around the main fire.

October 11, 2021 at 2:14 PM

Helicopters are inbound to the fire, they will attack the spots immediately. Ground resources are working the main fire, assisted by the air tankers.

October 11, 2021 at 2:11 PM

CodeRED warning issued: This is the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office issuing an Evacuation WARNING for a Wildfire affecting zone NCO-E327 and NCO-E389. There is a wildfire near the area of Drunken Miners Road and Highway 49. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should consider leaving now. Check for updates and available shelter locations

October 11, 2021 at 2:09 PM

IC is requesting CHP or Caltrans to close Hwy 49.

October 11, 2021 at 2:06 PM

Tankers are anchoring the heel of the fire with retardant drops. The fire started on the river side of the road but has spotted across in two spots.

October 11, 2021 at 2:05 PM

Air Attack reports the fire is on the north side of the road, but two spots are on the south side. Two additional tankers requested.

October 11, 2021 at 2:01 PM

Units at scene report moderate to rapid rate of spread. The fire is between Drunken Miners Road and North San Juan. Several callers have reported multiple spots.

October 11, 2021 at 1:57 PM

Two additional tankers requested to the incidents due to the winds in the area.

October 11, 2021 at 1:56 PM

Units are making access to the fire, aircraft is on order. Numerous resources assigned.

October 11, 2021 at 1:49 PM

Reported vegetation fire in the area of Hwy 49 and Drunken Miners Road on the San Juan Ridge. Full wildland dispatch on order.