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Fire at a glance (numbers)

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Phoenix, Tahoe National Forest. Near Phoenix Lake, west of Fordyce Lake.

September 9, 2016 at 10:47 AM

The fire is 100% contained. Firefighters are mopping up and backhauling equipment. The fire will remain in patrol status for several days and will be checked for smokes.

September 8, 2016 at 6:47 PM

Minimal fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. Crews continue to make good progress towards containment.

September 8, 2016 at 4:25 PM

Line around the fire has been completed. Heavy mop-up ongoing.

September 8, 2016 at 12:07 PM

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According to a news release by the Tahoe National Forest, full containment on the Phoenix Fire is expected later today. Yesterday, over 6,000 gallons of retardant were dropped on the ridge lines, slowing the progress of the fire. Extensive mop-up operations are underway today.

September 8, 2016 at 7:12 AM

Minimal fire behavior overnight. Firefighters will continue to improve and extend the existing containment lines.

September 7, 2016 at 8:54 PM

Firefighters on scene will monitor the fire overnight and continue to build line. Aircraft will be back around 8:00 am tomorrow morning.

September 7, 2016 at 8:48 PM

Thanks to Bob Caudle for this view of the fire at 7:30 pm from Meadow Lake campground.

September 7, 2016 at 6:49 PM

Air Tac 17 has transitioned with Air Tac 230 , en route to Grass Valley for fuel.

September 7, 2016 at 6:40 PM

Redding smokejumpers have completed their jumps and are on the fire.

September 7, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Phoenix Air Tac has released both tankers and one helicopter. Firefighters will work throughout the night on containment. again, the potential for spread is low.

September 7, 2016 at 5:46 PM

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Good progress by air resources. Flanking fire to the west and the east. The head of the fire to the north has reached the rocks. Helicopters will shuttle firefighters to the incident.

September 7, 2016 at 5:27 PM

The fire is estimated at 20 acres now. Burning in sparse vegetation, the potential for spread is low. Truckee and Redding Hotshots are en route to the fire. Four engines and two Growlersberg crews are assigned to the fire.

September 7, 2016 at 5:23 PM

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Tanker 88 will be on a load and hold at the Grass Valley Air Base. Returning from the incident now.

September 7, 2016 at 5:20 PM

Tanker 89 is being released back to Grass Valley, empty.

September 7, 2016 at 5:05 PM

4 helicopters are working on the fire now, tankers have dropped on the ridgetops. These actions have slowed the progress of the fire. Additional smokejumpers are en route to the fire.

September 7, 2016 at 4:49 PM

Tanker 88, Tanker 89 are committed to the fire.

September 7, 2016 at 4:36 PM

Air Tac is requesting another load of jumpers. The fire is burning in brush and timber with a moderate rate of spread.

September 7, 2016 at 4:31 PM

The fire is burning in steep and very inaccessible terrain. The Tahoe National Forest is respoinding with jumpers to the fire. Helitack cew and Air Tac 17 are on scene.

September 7, 2016 at 4:24 PM

Air Tac 17 reports the fire made a run to the top of the hill where it will run into rock.