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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

Many thanks to Ed Newberry for this picture from Wolf Mountain Lookout

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.

Photo courtesy Toni Moots

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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Photo courtesy S. Vandervort

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.