Fire at a glance (numbers)
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Oak, Oak Drive and Hwy 49 in Alta Sierra, Nevada County.
August 1, 2016 at 4:12 PM
Mop-up is going well, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
August 1, 2016 at 3:31 PM
Water tenders are being released, CAL FIRE engines will be made available shortly.
August 1, 2016 at 3:27 PM
North Cherry Creek and Oak Drive are still closed. Please, avoid the area and give firefighting equipment traffic priority.
August 1, 2016 at 3:23 PM
Oak Air Attack has been released from the fire and is returning to Grass Valley Air Base.
August 1, 2016 at 3:22 PM
Helicopter 514 has been released, the crew is loading up and will fly to Auburn for fuel.
August 1, 2016 at 3:10 PM
PG&E has mitigated the power issue, all customers have been restored.
August 1, 2016 at 3:01 PM
The fire is contained, mop-up operations will be going on for at least 3-4 hours. The IC is releasing most of the engines, both dozers and one WAR crew.
August 1, 2016 at 2:41 PM
Tanker 89, on a fuel and hold at the Grass Valley Air Base, has been released.
Video courtesy of Eric Lian – thank you!
Video courtesy of Robert Burgess – thank you!
August 1, 2016 at 2:34 PM
Oak Air Attack is releasing Tanker 88 completely and Tanker 89 will be released back to Grass Valley for fuel.
August 1, 2016 at 2:26 PM
The cause of the fire is under investigation, however the IC is requesting law enforcement and corrections officers to the scene. No issue at all with the WAR crews, just a precautionary measure.
August 1, 2016 at 2:20 PM
One tanker has been released to Grass Valley, on standby if needed.
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August 1, 2016 at 2:07 PM
Washington Ridge Crews are en route. Two structures are confirmed destroyed.
August 1, 2016 at 2:04 PM
Fire is holding, firefighters are assisted by 2 tankers, Air Attack and helicopters.
August 1, 2016 at 1:55 PM
Additional resources are responding, Oak Drive is closed to traffic.
August 1, 2016 at 1:50 PM
Large fire near Hwy 49 and Oak Dr. South County. Started with a structure, now into vegetation. Units are at scene. Power lines are down.