Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Ponderosa, Weimar
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 1.5
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: July 16, 2021
  • Personnel: 60+
  • Structures Destroyed: 1

Ponderosa, Ponderosa Terrace on Ponderosa Way in the Weimar area, Placer Hills. Road closures and evacuations have been lifted.

July 16, 2021 at 6:35 PM

Evacuation orders are being lifted, evac warnings still in place. Please watch for fire equipment in the area.

July 16, 2021 at 6:22 PM

Mop-up and overhaul of the fire will last 3-4 hours. Still some active flame n the interior, but great progress made. IC has given the all clear for a slow roll of rail traffic.

July 16, 2021 at 6:13 PM

Air Attack is releasing the last tanker from the fire. Fire behavior has moderated substantially. The Incident Commander will give the OK shortly for a “slow roll” on the railroad tracks for traffic halted by UP.

July 16, 2021 at 6:07 PM

Air Attack is keeping one tanker overhead, in case of spot fires developing. Engines and crews are making great progress. Dozer line is complete as well.

July 16, 2021 at 6:02 PM

Forward progress of the fire has been stopped at 2-3 acres. Firefighters also have knockdown on the structure. Still working some spot fires.

July 16, 2021 at 5:56 PM

Air Attack is releasing Tanker 102 back to McClellan. Metro Copter will work a spot at the south side of the fire.

July 16, 2021 at 5:55 PM

Hoselay have been tied in around the fire.

July 16, 2021 at 5:49 PM

Ponderosa IC is requesting one breathing support and one hydration module to respond, with a precautionary ambulance.

July 16, 2021 at 5:45 PM

Tanker 102 is arriving over the fire. Metrocopter 10 (Sac Metro Fire) is also headed to the incident. Meanwhile, ground resources out of Nevada County have arrived at scene.

July 16, 2021 at 5:43 PM

Growlersburg hand crew has arrived and will construct hand line on the left flank of the fire. Dozers are making good progress in difficult terrain.

July 16, 2021 at 5:40 PM

Another drop, this time on the left flank of the fire, tankers are departing to Grass Valley Air Attack Base to reload.

July 16, 2021 at 5:34 PM

Tanker 82 and 83 have arrived over the fire. Retardant drop for structure protection.

July 16, 2021 at 5:33 PM

Weimar Cross Road is being shut down. Placer Sheriff’s Office and CHP are at scene.

July 16, 2021 at 5:31 PM

Firefighters are making access via the mobile home park. This the heel of the fire.

July 16, 2021 at 5:27 PM

Additional resources being dispatched to the fire which is moving in an easterly direction.

July 16, 2021 at 5:22 PM

El Rancho Lane will receive an evacuation warning shortly from Weimar Cross. Rail traffic is being shut down at Weimar Crossing.

July 16, 2021 at 5:20 PM

Firefighters are reporting small spot fires between the main fire and the train tracks. Dozer is assigned to that area now.

July 16, 2021 at 5:16 PM

Ponderosa Air Attack is requesting one helicopter, one S-2 tanker and one Large Air Tanker.

July 16, 2021 at 5:11 PM

Ponderosa Air Attack reports fully involved structure, with 1/4 to 1/2 acre of vegetation involved. Burning at a slow to moderate rate of spread.

July 16, 2021 at 5:08 PM

Air Attack 230 is arriving over the fire.

July 16, 2021 at 5:06 PM

Structure protection initiated for homes in front of the Ponderosa fire.

July 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Vegetation fire, reported as a large spot of grass on fire behind the Ponderosa Terrace Apartments on Ponderosa Way in the Weimar area, Placer Hills. Full wildland dispatch on order.