Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name:
  • State:
  • Lead Agency:
  • Size (acres):
  • Percent Contained:
  • Estimate of Containment:
  • Personnel:
  • Structures Destroyed:

Relief, Relief Hill Road approximately 3 miles west of the Town of Washington.

August 20, 2016 at 9:35 AM

The fire is now controlled. What’s the difference between contained, controlled, and out?


When firefighters say a fire is “contained” a control line has been completed around the fire which can reasonably be expected to stop the fire’s spread.


For a fire to be called “controlled,” firefighters need to have removed any unburnt fuel and cooled down all hot spots adjacent to control lines to the point that they can reasonably be expected to hold.


A fire is considered “out” when NO hot spots are detected within containment lines for at least 48 hours.

August 19, 2016 at 11:14 PM

Patrol 33 is now Relief IC, she has just additional engines. The fire is contained, mop-up is ongoing.

August 19, 2016 at 10:57 PM

Law enforcement has been released from the fire.

August 19, 2016 at 10:44 PM

Some state and local resources are being released from the fire.

August 19, 2016 at 9:58 PM

Tahoe Battalion 31 and Patrol 31 are en route to the fire.

August 19, 2016 at 9:52 PM

The usual communications problems in the canyon. Some communications have to be relayed before reaching the intended recipient.Meanwhile, law enforcement and fire investigators are en route.

August 19, 2016 at 9:46 PM

Tahoe Engine 333 is responding to the incident, the fire is in the federal direct protection area.

August 19, 2016 at 9:27 PM

Resources on scene are making progress. Some equipment is staging on Relif Hill Road. Please avoid the area and watch for fire apparatus.

August 19, 2016 at 9:13 PM

IC requests one Washington Ridge crew, the three closest CAL FIRE engines, one water tender from North San Juan and one water tender to stage at Malakoff. All others can cancel for now.

August 19, 2016 at 9:10 PM

IC reports the fire at about 1/4 acre, burning in heavy fuels at a slow rate of spread.

August 19, 2016 at 9:05 PM

Additional dispatch for the fire for water tenders from Camptonville and Pike, they will be responding from North Bloomfield/Graniteville Road to Relief Hill Road.

August 19, 2016 at 8:55 PM

Vegetation fire on Relief Hill Road 3 miles in, in the Town of Washington area, units on scene report it as less than an acre. One tree on fire. Law enforcement has been requested to respond to the area as a precautionary measure. All firefighters are acknowledging the possible safety hazard – this is in the area where the shooting occurred.