Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Point
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: ENF
  • Size (acres): 93
  • Percent Contained: 40%
  • Estimate of Containment: unknown
  • Personnel: 30+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Point, Eldorado National Forest in the Goggins area, Nevada Point Rd. and Long Creek Rd., 16 miles east of Foresthill.

October 30, 2020 at 9:05 AM

Minimal fire behavior overnight with a continued threat to high value timberland.

October 28, 2020 at 8:41 AM

There has been no significant growth on the fire yesterday as the winds have calmed down over the fire area allowing crews to secure and strengthen fire lines for containment. Pockets of heavy fuels continue to burn on the interior of the fire. For Firefighter safety, specialized equipment has been ordered to mitigate the hazard tree snags left from the 2014 King Fire.

October 27, 2020 at 8:53 AM

Fire remained active throughout the night and strong winds and snags are hampering containment efforts. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for gusty winds and low humidity. Threat to high value timberland.

October 26, 2020 at 12:05 PM

Wind is still blowing but the dozer lines are holding.

October 26, 2020 at 8:56 AM

Point IC reports they have sufficient resources at this time. They are picking up spots on the west side of Nevada Point Road and making progress with line construction.

October 26, 2020 at 8:52 AM

Dozer operations are making good progress. Winds are still hampering containment efforts, short-range spotting continues.

October 26, 2020 at 8:31 AM

Air Attack is canceling air operations due to the wind conditions.

October 26, 2020 at 8:22 AM

Per Eldorado NF, the response includes 7 engines, 3 water tenders, 3 hand crews, overhead resources and additional aircraft on order. IC responds the fire is holding within the old burn unit. These are slash piles on fire. Some spotting is still occurring, IC is requesting a total of 3 dozers.

October 26, 2020 at 8:13 AM

Air support by the Super Scoopers and the helicopters might be difficult for this fire under the current wind conditions.

October 26, 2020 at 8:04 AM

Point IC requesting some additional resources, engines and dozers, to the fire.

October 26, 2020 at 7:52 AM

Air Attack 17 is assuming Point Air Attack, inquiring about the availability of the Super Scoopers.

October 26, 2020 at 7:29 AM

Two additional water tenders requested. Air Attack 17 will take off shortly from Grass Valley Air Attack Base.

October 26, 2020 at 7:17 AM

Units in the area of the fire visible from the Bald Mountain and Bunker Hill cams are requesting aircraft. Reporting some spotting. This will be the Point Fire

October 26, 2020 at 7:03 AM

Report of dark grey smoke seen near the Foresthill Bridge in Auburn. Could be this new start seen on the Bald Mountain cam.