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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: River, Colfax and Nevada County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 2,619
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: August 13, 2021
  • Personnel: 49
  • Structures Destroyed: 142

River, Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, Cal Fire. Two miles southwest of Colfax, CA. Timber, brush and heavy slash. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Area, road and trail closures in effect.

August 16, 2021 at 2:01 PM

Nevada County Evacuations Lifted for River Fire

All evacuations for the River Fire have been lifted in Nevada County and are reflected in evacuation maps for Nevada County at www.ReadyNevadaCounty.org/Zonehaven. The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office kept local roadblocks and evacuation orders in place to give the residents ample time to go in with the re-entry passes issued by the Sheriff’s Office last week, survey any damages, and secure any personal property before re-opening the evacuation areas burned by the River Fire.

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office still encourages the public to avoid the area unless necessary and be cautious of remaining utility and fire crews in the area. Those impacted by the River Fire are encouraged to find resources and next steps in the recovery process at www.ReadyNevadaCounty.org/RiverFireRecovery.

August 13, 2021 at 7:32 PM

Ground resources and crews will continue tactical patrols around all areas. Hot and dry weather continues at the fire location through tomorrow and the weekend. Winds continue to be mainly terrain driven, with this trend expected to continue into the weekend.

Nevada County: Zones NCO-E102-B; NCO-E050-B and NCO-E103-B remain under an evacuation ORDER. Resident access only with a Sheriff’s Office issued re-entry pass.

August 12, 2021 at 7:18 PM

Full containment is expected by tomorrow. Firefighters are still backhauling equipment and rehabilitating fire lines.

August 12, 2021 at 7:50 AM

No change reported this morning. Mop-up and suppression repair continue.

August 11, 2021 at 7:25 PM

Nevada County: Zones NCO-E102-B; NCO-E050-B and NCO-E103-B remain under an evacuation ORDER. Resident access only with a Sheriff’s Office issued re-entry pass.

Structures destroyed:
Residential: 102 (54 in Nevada County, 48 in Placer County)
Commercial: 01
Other Structures: 39

Placer and Nevada counties are hosting a joint local assistance center – a one-stop-shop for recovery and rebuilding information and resources. The center will be open Aug. 13-14 at Colfax Elementary School; from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Aug. 13, and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Aug 14. Residents may continue to access dedicated support from their respective counties after these optional initial consultations. Typical offerings at a local assistance center include essential document replacement, property tax adjustments, housing and social services, grief counseling, and initial building services consultations. Representatives from community support nonprofits, state agencies and both counties are expected to be available. The lineup of services is still being determined and will be published on Placer and Nevada counties’ websites in the coming days.

August 11, 2021 at 7:16 PM

River Fire Damage Inspection by CAL FIRE personnel has been completed. The resulting count of structures destroyed and damaged by the fire has increased. Final count of destroyed and damaged structures is as follows:

August 11, 2021 at 7:02 PM

Containment up to 90%. Demobilization of excess resources is ongoing.

August 10, 2021 at 7:01 PM

Good progress, now 85% contained.

August 10, 2021 at 7:11 AM

Mop-up and suppression repair ongoing.

Structures Destroyed:
Residential: 66
Commercial: 2
Other Structures: 20

20 structures damaged.

Firefighters continue work to strengthen containment lines around homes and move further into the interior of the fire to check for any hot spots and remove hazard trees.

August 9, 2021 at 7:13 PM

Moderate fire behavior observed. Evacuation Orders have been lifted. Repopulation continues where safely possible. Crews continue repair and mop up operations. Road closures in the area.

August 9, 2021 at 6:23 PM Local assistance center for River Fire survivors to open Aug. 13-14

With most mandatory evacuations now lifted for the River Fire, Placer and Nevada counties will continue their support for impacted residents with a joint local assistance center – a one-stop-shop for recovery and rebuilding information and resources. 

The center will be open Aug. 13-14 at Colfax Elementary School; from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Aug. 13, and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Aug 14. Residents may continue to access dedicated support from their respective counties after these optional initial consultations. More info: https://yubanet.com/regional/local-assistance-center-for-river-fire-survivors-to-open-aug-13-14/

August 9, 2021 at 1:10 PM

Nevada County will be hosting a re-entry center today Monday, August 9 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Bear River High School, 11130 Magnolia Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949. Residents will have an opportunity to speak with representatives from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Emergency Services, Behavioral Health, and 211 Connecting Point.

If residents with fire losses are unable to attend today, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office will be issuing entry passes at the Rood Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, on the 2nd floor Tuesday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. More info here.

August 9, 2021 at 11:08 AM

The Food Bank of Nevada County is at the Sierra Vista Community Center (55 School St. , Colfax) distributing food today until 12:30. NO PAPERWORK NEEDED. Anyone who needs food can attend. Hygiene and other items available.

August 9, 2021 at 8:56 AM

Two post offices previously closed will resume regular mail delivery and retail operations today after closing temporarily due to mandatory fire evacuations. Mail that was previously held at Auburn Post Office will be made available at the regular post office locations listed below:

  • Chicago Park Post Office, 17748 Lower Colfax Road, Chicago Park, CA, 95712
  • Colfax Post Office, 40 W. Church Street, Colfax, CA, 95713

August 9, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Firefighters continued to make progress on containment overnight. No additional increase in acreage expected. Hazard trees are being removed and infrastructure is being rebuilt. Evacuation orders have been lifted for all but 329 civilians.

August 8, 2021 at 7:08 PM

After thorough mapping of the fire area the acreage is unchanged but revised to 2,619. Firefighters continued to build and improve containment lines on the River Fire today and prevented it from increasing in acreage. The fire remains at 2,619 acres and containment has increased to 65%. Damage inspection teams continue working in conjunction with the Nevada County and Placer County building departments and environmental health department.

August 8, 2021 at 6:57 PM

Repopulation continues where safely possible. Road closures in the area. Patrol and mop up continue. Sacramento Regional Type 3 team assigned. Suppression repair resources and equipment requests to be placed.

August 8, 2021 at 4:30 PM

The following Evacuation Orders have been lifted in Placer County:
Zone 1E: Evacuation Order Area Lifted to the following addresses on Hillcrest Blvd 1320,1325,1380,1385, 1405, 1420, 1460, 1475, 1480, 1495, 1505, 1511,1517, 1535, 1539, 1545. Also opening 24850 Madrone.

August 8, 2021 at 7:41 AM

Firefighters continued to build and improve containment lines on the River Fire overnight and prevented it from increasing in acreage. The fire remains at 2,600 acres and containment has increased to 62%. Damage inspection teams continue working in conjunction with the Nevada County and Placer County building departments and environmental health department.

Ground resources and crews will continue tactical patrols around all areas of the fire while mopping up remaining hot spots.

Evacuation orders have been lifted for all but 329 civilians.

August 7, 2021 at 6:55 PM

Damage to structure numbers are expected to change. Evacuation warnings have been lifted. Evacuation orders have been lifted for all but 499 civilians. Demobilization of excess resources is ongoing.

Firefighters continued to build and improve containment line on the River Fire today and prevented it from increasing in acreage. The fire remains at 2,600 acres and containment has increased to 56%. Many areas outside of the fire perimeter have had evacuation orders lifted. Damage inspection teams continue working in conjunction with the Nevada County and Placer County building departments and environmental health department.

A large number of hazard trees exist within the fire perimeter. Removal of the hazardous trees and infrastructure repair continues as a priority to create a safe environment within the fire area to allow remaining evacuation orders to be removed.

Heavy smoke from the Dixie Fire persists over the fire which is limiting the use of air resources. However, ground resources and crews will continue tactical patrol around all areas of the fire while mopping up remaining hot spots.

As the public starts to repopulate, please remain vigilant and watch for fire crews and utility resources on roadways. For more information on what to expect and look for after a wildfire, go to https://www.readyforwildfire.org/post-wildfire/after-a-wildfire/.

Nevada County

Several roadblocks near the River Fire have changed affecting Zones NCO-E102-A and NCO-E103-C, allowing more residents to return home.

• Aspen Gold Drive and both Silver Leaf Drives remain CLOSED at this point, but areas West of those are now OPEN.
• Mount Olive Road is now OPEN to through traffic.
• Taylor Crossing Road, Clydesdale Road, Mountain Lion Road, Last Mile Drive, Deer Hollow Way, Ladera Way and Meyer Road all remain CLOSED.

Do not attempt to enter areas that remain closed.

August 7, 2021 at 4:50 PM

The Placer County meeting will start at 5:00 pm.

August 7, 2021 at 2:09 PM

Nevada County
The following Evacuation Orders have been lifted:

The Evacuation ORDER for zones; NCO-E178; NCO-E386 and NCO-E180 have been lifted.

The Evacuation ORDER for certain portions of zones; NCO-E102; NCO-E050 and NCO-E103 have been lifted.

The following Evacuation Orders remain in effect:
• Zones remaining under an Evacuation ORDER are NCO-E102-B; NCO-E050-B and NCO-E103-B.

Check community.zonehaven.com to see the specific information for the status of zones in Nevada County.

Do not attempt to enter areas that remain closed. Several roadblocks are in place, and residents in Nevada County should refer to the Zonehaven evacuation map for details. Use caution as there are still emergency personnel working in the area and several roadblocks still in place.

Placer County

The following Evacuation Orders have been lifted:

• Zone 1C: Evacuation Order Area Lifted: Milk Ranch Road Through Spring Valley Dam Lane to Local Residents Only. This does not include Campbell Creek Place.

• Zone 2C: Evacuation Order Area Lifted-Pine View Drive from Ben Taylor Road. to the Fire Perimeter to local residents only. This includes Kingston Way, Taylor Way. This does not include Bear View Drive or Wildwood Lane.

• Zone 2D: White Oak Drive from highway 174 to the fires edge. Residents only.

August 7, 2021 at 10:34 AM

Resources for Nevada County residents affected by the fire: https://www.mynevadacounty.com/3300/River-Fire-Recovery

August 7, 2021 at 9:56 AM

August 7, 2021 at 8:41 AM

General Assigned Resources:

Engines: 68
Water Tenders: 30
Helicopters: multiple
Hand Crews: 22
Dozers: 18
Personnel: 744

Specific California Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System Resources:

Strike Team/Task Force: 1
Engines: 5
Water Tenders: –
Firefighters: 20
OES Representatives: 1

August 7, 2021 at 7:17 AM

CAL FIRE update:

Evacutation orders have been lifted for all but 800 residents. Damage assessment continues and as properties are inspected and evaluated the area information will be updated. This process has resulted in a decrease in the number of structures reported as damaged.

Hazard tree removal and utility infrastructure repair is taking place in preparation for repopulation. As the public starts to repopulate, please remain vigilant and watch for fire crews and utility resources on roadways. For more information on what to expect and look for after a wildfire, go to https://www.readyforwildfire.org/post-wildfire/after-a-wildfire/

Community meetings will be held in both Placer and Nevada Counties today. For more information visit www.Facebook.com/calfireneu.

Heavy smoke from the Dixie Fire continues to impact air quality throughout the region.

Nevada County:

Check https://community.zonehaven.com/ to see the specific information for the status of the remaining evacuation zones in Nevada County.

The following Evacuation Orders remain in effect:

• Zones remaining under an Evacuation ORDER are NCO-E102-B; NCO-E050-B and NCO-E103-B.

Placer County:

For current maps of Placer County: https://bit.ly/PCRiverFire

The following Evacuation Orders remain in effect with no change:

• Zone 1: Evacuation Order: Milk Ranch Road to Spring Valley Road to include the west side of Spring Valley from Milk Ranch Road to Campbell Creek Place and West to the Bear River. Ben Taylor and every street West of Sunray Lane to the Bear River.
• Zone 2: Evacuation Order: White Oak from Hwy 174, West to the Bear River.

Evacuation Warnings: All Evacuation Warnings have been lifted in both Nevada and Placer Counties.

Evacuation Centers:

Placer County: Regional Park Gymnasium, 3770 Richardson Dr, Auburn
Nevada County: Bear River High School, 11130 Magnolia Rd, Grass Valley is a congregate shelter.

Road Closures:
Placer County: http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/
Nevada County: https://community.zonehaven.com/

Animal Evacuation Centers:
Placer County: Placer County Animal Services Center: 11232 B Avenue Auburn, CA 95603
Nevada County: Nevada County Fairgrounds (animals only), 11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949 is an animal shelter

August 7, 2021 at 7:00 AM

800 people remain evacuated at this time. 66 residences, 2 commercial buildings and 20 outbuildings have been destroyed, 20 structures have been damaged. Approximately 200 customers in the fire perimeter are without power in both Nevada and Placer counties.

A large number of hazard trees exist in fire area. Heavy smoke over the fire area from the Dixie fire s impacting fire suppression operations. The smoke is expected to clear tonight and into tomorrow.

August 6, 2021 at 7:53 PM

Hazard tree removal and utility infrastructure repair is taking place in preparation for repopulation. As the public starts to repopulate, please remain vigilant and watch for fire crews and utility resources on roadways. For more information on what to expect and look for after a wildfire, go to https://www.readyforwildfire.org/post-wildfire/after-a-wildfire/

Community meetings will be held in both Placer and Nevada Counties tomorrow. For more information visit www.Facebook.com/calfireneu.

All Evacuation Warnings have been lifted in both Nevada and Placer Counties.

This evening at 7:00 P.M. the following evacuation orders have been updated:

Nevada County:

Check https://community.zonehaven.com/ to see the specific information for the status of the remaining evacuation zones in Nevada County.

The following Evacuation Orders remain in effect:
• Zones remaining under an Evacuation ORDER are NCO-E102-B; NCO-E050-B and NCO-E103-B.

Placer County:

For Current maps of Placer County: https://bit.ly/PCRiverFire

The following Evacuation Orders remain in effect with no change:
• Zone 1: Evacuation Order: Milk Ranch Road to Spring Valley Road to include the west side of Spring Valley from Milk Ranch Road to Campbell Creek Place and West to the Bear River. Ben Taylor and every street West of Sunray Lane to the Bear River.
• Zone 2: Evacuation Order: White Oak from Hwy 174, West to the Bear River.

A message from Placer County Water Agency (PCWA)

Upon return of water service for customers in the Colfax area, if the water looks cloudy or dirty, do not drink it. Let the hot and cold water lines run until the water appears clear. If you are experiencing water pressure issues, please contact customer services at (530) 823-4850. As PCWA continues to assist firefighting efforts, please be mindful of your water use to ensure firefighting personnel have access to essential water supplies when necessary.

Evacuation Centers:

  • Placer County: Regional Park Gymnasium, 3770 Richardson Dr, Auburn
  • Nevada County: Bear River High School, 11130 Magnolia Rd, Grass Valley is a congregate shelter.

August 6, 2021 at 7:11 PM

Damage assessment team has arrived and is actively assessing structures in cooperation with building department and environmental health. Damage to structure numbers are expected to change. Evacuation warnings have been lifted.

Large number of hazard trees exist in fire area. Heavy smoke present over fire area from the Dixie fire that is impacting air and fire suppression operations.

August 6, 2021 at 6:59 PM

Please pick up animals from @NevCoFair by Saturday eve. For people’s animals who are not able to return home, there is a need for assistance housing their animals mid-term. If you are able to host animals displaced by the #RiverFire, call @211NevadaCounty by calling 1-833-DIAL211

August 6, 2021 at 6:44 PM

Current Road Closures in Nevada County:

Amber Street @ Dog Bar Rd. – locals only
Leitner Drive @ Dog Bar Rd. – locals only
Taylor Crossing Rd. @ Dog Bar Rd. – hard closure
Clydesdale Rd. @ Mount Olive Rd.- hard closure
Mountain Lion Rd. @ Mount Olive Rd. – hard closure
Last Mile Drive @ Mount Olive Rd. – hard closure
Mount Olive Rd. @ Lower Colfax Rd. -locals only
Ladera Lane @ 174 -hard closure
Deer Hollow Way @ Mount Olive Rd.
Myer Road @ 174 – hard closure

August 6, 2021 at 6:38 PM

Below are updates to the evacuation orders:

Nevada County

The following Evacuation Orders have been lifted:

  • The Evacuation ORDER for zones; NCO-E178; NCO-E386 and NCO-E180 have been lifted.
  • The Evacuation ORDER for certain portions of zones; NCO-E102; NCO-E050 and NCO-E103 have been lifted.

The following Evacuation Orders remain in effect:

• Zones remaining under an Evacuation ORDER are NCO-E102-B; NCO-E050-B and NCO-E103-B.

Check community.zonehaven.com to see the specific information for the status of zones in Nevada County.

Do not attempt to enter areas that remain closed. Several roadblocks are in place, and residents in Nevada County should refer to the Zonehaven evacuation map for details. Use caution as there are still emergency personnel working in the area and several roadblocks still in place.

Placer County

The following Evacuation Orders remain in effect with no change:
 Zone 1 – Evacuation Order: Milk Ranch Road to Spring Valley Road to include the west side of Spring Valley from Milk Ranch Road to Campbell Creek Place and West to the Bear River. Ben Taylor and every street West of Sunray Lane to the Bear River.
 Zone 2 Evacuation Order: White Oak from Hwy 174, West t the Bear River.

The following Evacuation Orders have been lifted:

• Zone 1B – Evacuation Order Area Lifted-Railroad tracks west to Tokayana Way and Placer Hills Road to include every road off of those two roads. This does not include all of Milk Ranch Road and Campbell Creek Place. Ben Taylor Road to Sunray Lane is lifted.
• Zone 2B – Evacuation Order: Area Lifted-Rollins Lake Road west to the river. Highway 174 north to Rollins Lake. Evacuation Order Lifted for the following streets off of Highway 174; Drynan Lane, Oakhurt Lane, Amy Way, Gladycon Road, and Schroeder lanes and all roads leading off of the above listed roads.
• Zone 3 – Evacuation Order: Lifted-City of Colfax.

A message from Placer County Water Agency (PCWA)

Upon return of water service for customers in the Colfax area, if the water looks cloudy or dirty, do not drink it. Let the hot and cold water lines run until the water appears clear. If you are experiencing water pressure issues, please contact customer services at (530) 823-4850. As PCWA continues to assist firefighting efforts, please be mindful of your water use to ensure firefighting personnel have access to essential water supplies when necessary.

Information for residents in Placer and Nevada County:

Fire personnel are still active in both Placer and Nevada counties. Please reduce speeds and drive with caution. For additional information on returning home after a wildfire, go to:
http://calfire.ca.gov/communications/downloads/fact_sheets/PGE_ReturningHomeAfterAfterAFire_print.pdf

August 6, 2021 at 5:46 PM

Nevada County River Fire Community Meeting

WHAT: Community meeting
WHEN: Saturday, August 7, 2021 – 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Bear River High School
11130 Magnolia Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
And via www.facebook.com/CALFIRENEU

Residents are invited to a community meeting where representatives from various agencies will present updated information regarding the River Fire. Scheduled to appear: CALFIRE, Nevada County Sheriff’s Department, Nevada County Government, and Nevada County Services

August 6, 2021 at 5:38 PM

Placer County River Fire Community Meeting

WHAT: Community meeting
WHEN: Saturday, August 7, 2021 – 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Sierra Vista Community Center
55 School Street
Colfax, CA 95713
And via www.facebook.com/CALFIRENEU

Residents are invited to a community meeting where representatives from various agencies will present updated information regarding the River Fire. Scheduled to appear: CALFIRE/Placer County Fire Department, Placer County Sheriff’s Department, Placer County Government, Placer County Services, and The City of Colfax

August 6, 2021 at 3:45 PM

Nevada County residents still under an evacuation order will be notified via a CodeRED alert when the evacuation for their zone will be lifted.

Zones NCO-E102, NCO-E103, NCO-E050, NCO-E178, NCO-E180 and NCO-E386 remain under an evacuation order. Sign up for CodeRED emergency alerts at https://www.mynevadacounty.com/2713/Emergency-Alerts and your zone at https://community.zonehaven.com

August 6, 2021 at 2:39 PM

Current PM2.5 AQI levels in the Colfax area have reached: 433 AQI (Hazardous)

Auburn: Unhealthy (PM2.5)
Colfax: Hazardous (PM2.5)
Grass Valley: Hazardous (PM2.5)

August 6, 2021 at 2:09 PM

Placer County has proclaimed a local emergency due to the ongoing threat from the River Fire.

August 6, 2021 at 12:31 PM

Evacuation warnings have been lifted in both Nevada and Placer counties. Evacuation ORDERS remain in effect.

The following evacuation warnings have been lifted as of 12:30 pm:

Evacuation Warnings:

Placer County:

  • Zone 4: Railroad tracks west to the river, west Weimar Cross Rd. north to Dogbar Rd.
  • Zone 5: East of I 80 to Rollins Lake, north to Secret Town

Nevada County:

  • NCO-E048: Alta Sierra Country Club; Brewer Rd. (Northern); Fay Rd., Carrie Dr., Rainbow Rd. – North of Wolf Creek; Annie Drive and West; South Alta Sierra Dr.; West of Dog Bar and Norvin Way
  • NCO-E163: Brewer Rd. (Southern); Buck Mountain; Lodestar Dr.- North of Conestoga Dr.; Brewer Rd. and East; South of Clover Valley & Norvin Way; West of Dog Bar Rd.
  • NCO-E179: Peardale, (Central) Lower Colfax, Dalmatian- South and West of Hwy 174, North of Sunshine Valley and Panorama Dr., East of Woodpecker Ravine
  • NCO-E181: Sontag; You Bet Rd. (Western); Greenhorn Access Rd.; Lost Lake Rd. (Southern)-East of Hwy 174, North and South of You Bet Rd., West of Greenhorn Creek and North of Greenhorn Access Rd.
  • NCO-E187: You Bet Rd. (Eastern and Southern)-South of You Bet Rd., West of Steep Hollow Creek, North of Bear River and Rollins Reservoir, East of Little Green Horn Creek.
  • NCO-E192: Woodpecker Ravine,Casa Loma Dr., Southern Rattlesnake Rd., Goodall Mine Rd.-South of Highland Dr., West of Woodpecker Ravine, North of Oak Meadows, East of Rattlesnake Rd.

August 6, 2021 at 12:13 PM

Placer County River Fire Response

The board and staff at Placer Community Foundation are saddened and concerned by the River Fire disaster in Colfax and surrounding area. It’s too close to home for all of us, and we are keeping in our thoughts those who have been affected as well as the fire fighters and emergency responders.

If you would like to help, we ask that you consider making a financial contribution in one of the following ways:

  • American Red Cross Gold Country Region.
  • Contributions to the River Fire Fund will provide support for those affected and the recovery efforts. The Foundation will work with local public officials to identify areas where philanthropy can have the greatest impact.
  • Those who have a fund with PCF may choose to make a donation through that fund. Contact us for more information: 530-885-4920.

If you are in need of assistance, contact the American Red Cross or call their help line: 888-812-6231.

August 6, 2021 at 10:41 AM

Per USPS: Mail available at Auburn Post Office for pickup.

Mandatory evacuations caused by fast-moving wildfires in the local area have resulted in the temporary closure of two post offices:

Chicago Park Post Office, 17748 Lower Colfax Road, Chicago Park, CA, 95712
Colfax Post Office, 40 W. Church Street, Colfax, CA, 95713

Customers are directed to pick up their mail at:

Auburn Post Office, 371 Nevada Street, Auburn, CA, 95603

Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Saturday.

Customers are reminded to bring proper photo ID to make mail and package pickups.

Many retail services including temporary forwards, postage stamps, and more are available 24/7 online at www.usps.com

We apologize for this inconvenience to our customers and hope to have these offices reopened and fully operational again as soon as possible.

August 6, 2021 at 6:19 AM

Moderate overnight fire behavior. Evacuation Orders remain in place.

Fire crews made good progress working throughout the night to strengthen control lines and continue defending structures within the interior of the burn. Tree falling modules will continue to remove hazard trees within the burn area throughout today’s operational period. Additionally tactical patrol around the perimeter of the fire line to mopup hot spots is a priority for crews assigned to the River Fire.

CAL FIRE damage assessment teams are working with the building department and environmental health to collect data on structure and infrastructure damages.

Structures Destroyed: 88
Structures Damaged: 20
Structures Threatened: 3400

Evacuation Orders:

Placer County:

  • Zone 1 : Evacuation Order-Railroad tracks west to the river. Mt. Howell Rd north to
    Ben Taylor Rd.
  • Zone 2 : Evacuation Order-Rollins Lake Rd west to the river. Ben Taylor Rd north to
    Rollins Lake.
  • Zone 3 : Evacuation Order-City of Colfax, west of I 80

Nevada County:

  • NCO-E050: Dog Bar Rd. (Central); Mount Olive Rd.(Western)-North of Buck Ridge Rd.; Dog Bar Rd. and East; South of Rattlesnake and Birch Meadow Acres; West of Clydesdale Rd.
  • NCO-E102: Sierra Knoll Estates; Dog Bar (South) – North of Retherford Rd.; Sierra Knoll Estates and East; South of Taylor Crossing Rd.; West of the Bear River (County Line)
  • NCO-E103: Mount Olive (Eastern)-North and South Mt. Olive Rd., West of Hwy 174, North of Bear River, East of Mt Olive Including Rolphholm Rd. and Clydesdale Rd.
  • NCO-E178: Sunshine Valley Rd., Old Coach Way- All of and North of Old Coach Way, East of Woodpecker Ravine, South and West of Lower Colfax Rd.
  • NCO-E180: Orchard Springs & Bear River Pines-South of Greenhorn Access Rd., West of Rollins Lake, North of the Bear River, East of Hwy 174.
  • NCO-E386: Powerline Rd., Talking Pines Rd., Panorama Dr.-The east side of Colfax Hwy south of Bertino Rd. The west side of Lower Colfax Rd. south of Panorama Dr., North of the Chicago Park Post Office.

Evacuation Warnings:

Placer County:

  • Zone 4: Railroad tracks west to the river, west Weimar Cross Rd. north to Dogbar Rd.
  • Zone 5: East of I 80 to Rollins Lake, north to Secret Town

Nevada County:

  • NCO-E048: Alta Sierra Country Club; Brewer Rd. (Northern); Fay Rd., Carrie Dr., Rainbow Rd. – North of Wolf Creek; Annie Drive and West; South Alta Sierra Dr.;
    West of Dog Bar and Norvin Way
  • NCO-E163: Brewer Rd. (Southern); Buck Mountain; Lodestar Dr.- North of Conestoga Dr.; Brewer Rd. and East; South of Clover Valley & Norvin Way; West of Dog Bar Rd.
  • NCO-E179: Peardale, (Central) Lower Colfax, Dalmatian- South and West of Hwy 174, North of Sunshine Valley and Panorama Dr., East of Woodpecker Ravine
  • NCO-E181: Sontag; You Bet Rd. (Western); Greenhorn Access Rd.; Lost Lake Rd. (Southern)-East of Hwy 174, North and South of You Bet Rd., West of Greenhorn
    Creek and North of Greenhorn Access Rd.
  • NCO-E187: You Bet Rd. (Eastern and Southern)-South of You Bet Rd., West of Steep Hollow Creek, North of Bear River and Rollins Reservoir, East of Little Green Horn Creek.
  • NCO-E192: Woodpecker Ravine,Casa Loma Dr., Southern Rattlesnake Rd., Goodall Mine Rd.-South of Highland Dr., West of Woodpecker Ravine, North of Oak
    Meadows, East of Rattlesnake Rd.


Evacuation Centers:

Placer County: Regional Park Gymnasium, 3770 Richardson Dr, Auburn

Nevada County: Bear River High School, 11130 Magnolia Rd, Grass Valley

August 5, 2021 at 9:48 PM

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has released the smoke forecast for tonight and Friday. North winds aloft will push smoke from the 361,812-acre Dixie Fire towards the east side, the Sacramento Valley and Foothills. Adding to the mix will be the 24,719-acre Monument Fire, 24.247-acre McFarland Fire, the 22,605-acre Antelope Fire, the 16,799-acre Klamath River Complex and several other, smaller fires to the north. No smoke from the River Fire is expected to add more particulate matter.

https://yubanet.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/0805smoke.mp4

August 5, 2021 at 8:30 PM

Nevada County Relief Fund Seeks Donations for River Fire Survivors. The Nevada County Relief Fund’s Community Advisory Council established the “River Fire Fund” today to accept donations and will direct funds as we learn from our nonprofit and County partners where the needs are greatest.

August 5, 2021 at 7:16 PM

Firefighters took advantage of the cooler temperatures today and made good progress on building containment lines around the fire. A combination of additional hand crews, ground resources, and aircraft today, increased containment to 15% while keeping fire spread acreage to a minimum.

Tonight, fire personnel will continue to strengthen containment lines and provide structure protection and tactical patrol throughout the night. There is potential for an increase in fire behavior tomorrow with a forecasted rise in temperatures and gusty winds. Damage assessment is underway, however suppression efforts and fire activity prohibit damage inspectors from entering all affected areas.

Two injuries to civilians and one injury to a firefighter have been reported. 3,400 structures remain threatened.

August 5, 2021 at 5:18 PM

There has been no change in the evacuation warnings or orders in either county at this time. Road closures remain in effect, including on Hwy 174.

August 5, 2021 at 4:50 PM

PCWA General Manager Andy Fecko released the following statement regarding the River Fire:

On behalf of the PCWA Board of Directors and all Agency employees, we send our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by the River Fire. The city of Colfax is home to over 1,000 PCWA customers, including several past and current employees. I also want to thank all the first responders who heroically responded to the River Fire. Safety of our staff and customers remains our highest priority. As the primary water provider for the area, PCWA has been closely following impact of the fire on Agency infrastructure and providing needed water supply for firefighting efforts. To assist those efforts, PCWA requests customers in the greater Colfax area to immediately discontinue any non-essential water use. If customers evacuate, please shut off the main water valve to your home.

August 5, 2021 at 3:18 PM

Placer County Public Health and Placer County Air Pollution Control District have issued an air quality advisory in part due to the potential for wildfire smoke impacts from the River Fire in Nevada and Placer counties. Additionally, the public should be prepared for a strong potential for poor air quality conditions through Sunday, August 8, from smoke from wildfires elsewhere in northern California. This air quality advisory is issued based on the National Weather Service, Sacramento forecast of a wind shift to northerly winds that would bring smoke into our area.

August 5, 2021 at 2:07 PM

August 5, 2021 at 1:32 PM

” I was able to survey and confirm this morning that Chicago Park Elementary School was spared from the fire. Currently, fire fighters are staged at that site. My heart goes out to those community members who have already suffered loss as a result of this fire, in our county as well as Placer County. “

A note from Scott Lay, Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, about the River Fire.

August 5, 2021 at 1:22 PM

Firefighters are taking advantage of the minimal fire behavior to build and reinforce containment lines and mop up deeper into the fire. Aircraft are available if needed, however right now there are no targets for them to work on – which is good news.

August 5, 2021 at 12:57 PM

The disaster animal evac volunteers at the Nevada County Fairgrounds are taking care of over 300 evacuated animals right now. They do not need any food or water for their charges (or for them) but they would love if a minister could offer support for people who lost animals in the fire. They also could use a chiropractor and/or massage therapist willing to provide some relief to them – long hours standing and hauling stuff. Thank you!

August 5, 2021 at 11:25 AM

Minimal fire activity reported, helicopter is working the hotspots.

August 5, 2021 at 11:05 AM

The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District (District) and the Public Health Departments of Nevada, Plumas and Sierra Counties are extending a joint Air Quality Health Advisory due to the prolonged and widespread smoke from numerous wildfires, including the Dixie Fire and the new River Fire in Placer and Nevada Counties. Poor air quality (possibly reaching hazardous levels) is expected to persist as long as these wildfires are active. Smoke density and location will vary greatly, depending on fire behavior and weather conditions, with smoke settling in low areas at night. A change in wind direction over the next 24-48 hours will likely bring widespread smoke impacts throughout the District.

August 5, 2021 at 10:50 AM

USPS #RiverFire Fire Customer Update

Customers in the 95712 (Chicago Park PO) and 95713 (Colfax) ZIP Codes can pick up their mail from Auburn Post Office located at 371 Nevada Street, Auburn, CA 95603. Hours today: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Please bring ID to pick up the mail.

August 5, 2021 at 10:42 AM

River Fire in Placer and Nevada Continues as viewed from the Howell Mountain fire camera.

August 5, 2021 at 10:09 AM

August 5, 2021 at 10:04 AM

Additional resources arriving on the incident. They will be assigned to the Nevada County side of the fire.

August 5, 2021 at 9:40 AM

To clarify: There has been no change in evacuations on the Placer or Nevada County sides since last evening. Map for Placer County is here – Map for Nevada County is here.

August 5, 2021 at 9:26 AM

Fire activity is picking up a little, this is normal with increased temperatures.

August 5, 2021 at 8:52 AM

5,202 people remain under evacuation orders, 3,000 homes and 400 commercial structures are threatened. Air operations have resumed.

August 5, 2021 at 8:47 AM

Due to the River Fire, the NID campgrounds at Rollins Lake have been evacuated and are being closed, effective immediately. This includes Orchard Springs, Long Ravine and Peninsula campgrounds.

All day-use and boating access also has been closed at Rollins Lake.

The closures are in effect through Aug. 15, with a potential re-opening on Aug 16.

Scotts Flat Lake campsites will remain open for now.

August 5, 2021 at 8:21 AM

California has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress the River Fire burning in Nevada and Placer counties.

August 5, 2021 at 7:57 AM

For an explainer of common fire terms, check here: https://yubanet.com/regional/explainer-fire-talk/

August 5, 2021 at 7:45 AM

There has been no change in evacuations.

Map for Placer County is here – Map for Nevada County is here.

August 5, 2021 at 7:41 AM

August 5, 2021 at 7:33 AM

Fire weather and fuel conditions will make this another challenging day. Fuel beds are extremely receptive to spotting, this will be a major concern. Winds will continue to be southwest, 7-13 mph, according to the fire weather forecast.

August 5, 2021 at 7:32 AM

Damage assessment is ongoing, approximately 50 structures (homes and outbuildings) destroyed.

August 5, 2021 at 7:23 AM

Revised acreage (no overnight growth) is now 2,400 acres.

August 5, 2021 at 7:17 AM

Helicopters will work hotspots today, should be up soon.

August 5, 2021 at 7:01 AM

Great progress made overnight. The dozers built solid containment line and the TNF hotshot crew were cleaning up where the dozers couldn’t go due to the steepness of the terrain.

August 5, 2021 at 6:53 AM

With the sun up and hitting the fire, fire activity will pick up a little, especially on the ridgetop areas. This is normal fire behavior and firefighters are prepared for this..

August 5, 2021 at 6:39 AM

As a precautionary measure due to the extreme fire conditions and the River Fire, Empire Mine State Park and trail system will be closed today.

August 5, 2021 at 6:11 AM

Fire activity was minimal overnight.

August 5, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Water tenders are trying to access the west side of the fire, but damaged power lines are hampering access. 1,276 people n the fire area are without power, mostly in the evacuated zones in Placer and Nevada counties.

Shelters:

  • Overnight Shelter: Bear River High School: 11130 Magnolia Rd, Grass Valley.
  • Overnight Shelter: Auburn Regional Park, 3770 Richardson Dr, Auburn, CA.
  • Animal Shelter: Nevada County Fairgrounds 11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949.
  • Animal Shelter: Placer County Animal Services Center 11232 B Ave, Auburn, CA 95603.

August 4, 2021 at 10:32 PM

Smoke forecast for tonight and Thursday.

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August 4, 2021 at 10:15 PM

The Nevada Union High School Temporary Evacuation Point for the #RiverFire will be closing at 12AM midnight. Anyone who needs additional resources can head to Bear River High School congregate shelter for the night.

August 4, 2021 at 9:50 PM

Reports of cars blowing past the road closures on Dog Bar Road, law enforcement is in the area.

August 4, 2021 at 9:00 PM

Dozers will play an important role in building containment line overnight. Hand crews are working in very steep terrain.

August 4, 2021 at 8:54 PM

Throughout the night, firefighters will provide structure protection for the homes in the evacuated areas and law enforcement will patrol the areas.

August 4, 2021 at 8:43 PM

This is the @NevCoSheriff issuing an Evacuation WARNING for a Wildfire affecting zone NCO-E048. There is a fast-moving wildfire east of this zone. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should consider leaving now.

August 4, 2021 at 8:11 PM

2,400 evacuees in Placer County, 4,200 in Nevada County under warnings and orders both. Official update shows 5,201 people under evac orders (mandatory)

August 4, 2021 at 8:31 PM

One minor burn injury to water tender driver.

August 4, 2021 at 8:05 PM

Air tankers have reached and slightly exceeded their cutoff time. The have to return to their respective air bases due to nightfall approaching.

August 4, 2021 at 7:45 PM

About 300 homes are immediately threatened, 15 structures may have been destroyed. Progress has slowed significantly, no large spots across Hwy 174 or Mt. Olive.

August 4, 2021 at 7:36 PM

5,201 people evacuated as of now.

August 4, 2021 at 7:25 PM

Evacuation WARNING for zone NCO-E163. There is a fast-moving wildfire east of this zone. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should consider leaving now.

Fire estimated at 1,400 acres.

August 4, 2021 at 7:17 PM

August 4, 2021 at 7:16 PM

Per Red Cross: SHELTERING UPDATE: Two overnight shelters will open by 8pm in response to the #RiverFire: Bear River High School, 11130 Magnolia Rd in #GrassValley and Auburn Regional Park, 3770 Richardson Dr in #Auburn.
The Temporary Evacuation Point at Auburn Memorial Hall will close soon.

August 4, 2021 at 7:09 PM

Tankers continue to drop ahead of the fire and in areas with structures. Cutoff time is 7:45 pm tonight.

August 4, 2021 at 7:03 PM

Fire is pushing back on itself now. Not a lot of forward progress, per Air Attack.

August 4, 2021 at 6:57 PM

The rate of spread has slowed – but still a very active fire. Hwy 49 between Higgins Corner and Grass Valley is very slow going. Turn on your headlights and please be patient.

August 4, 2021 at 6:34 PM

  • Nevada Union High School, 11761 Ridge Rd, Grass Valley is a Temporary Evacuation Point.
  • Bear River High School, 11130 Magnolia Rd, Grass Valley is a congregate shelter.
  • Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949 is an animal shelter
  • Placer County SHELTER LOCATION Residents that have been evacuated can go to the Auburn Veterans Memorial Hall at 100 East Street in Auburn.

August 4, 2021 at 6:25 PM

Power outages in the area are affecting about 1,352 customers. There is no estimated time of restoration due to the active fire.

August 4, 2021 at 6:18 PM

Helicopters are working the spot fires across Hwy 174. So far they are catching them all.

August 4, 2021 at 6:16 PM

Air Attack is reporting the fire behavior has moderated somewhat. The concern for tonight is that it could turn on itself. At the present time, the fire has not reached the Colfax High School.

August 4, 2021 at 6:14 PM

Please do not call 911 for fire information updates! Call 211 or check our website.

August 4, 2021 at 6:04 PM

NevCoSheriff issued an Evacuation WARNING for a Wildfire affecting zone NCO-E192. There is a fast-moving wildfire southeast of this zone. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should consider leaving now.

August 4, 2021 at 5:58 PM

Two accidents on Hwy 49 near Combie and Cameo Drive are slowing traffic to a standstill.

August 4, 2021 at 5:45 PM

Updated acreage is 1,000+ acres.

August 4, 2021 at 5:25 PM

This is the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office issuing an Evacuation ORDER for a fast moving Wildfire affecting zones NCO-E178 and NCO-E386. All residents are to EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY.

August 4, 2021 at 5:22 PM

Hwy 174 is now closed at You Bet Road.

August 4, 2021 at 5:16 PM

There is an EVACUATION ORDER in place for the town of Colfax and the area starting at the Bear River Campground and extending on both sides of Milk Ranch Road to Tokyana Road; West of the railroad tracks to the river; From Mt Howell Rd north to Rollins lake. Gather your essentials and leave the area safely. Residents that have been evacuated can go to the Auburn Veterans Memorial Hall at 100 East Street in Auburn.

August 4, 2021 at 5:12 PM

@NevCoSheriff is issuing an Evacuation WARNING for a Wildfire affecting zones NCO-E179. There is a fast-moving wildfire south of this zone. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should consider leaving now.

August 4, 2021 at 5:08 PM

New spot fires and requesting three additional air tankers to slow the rate of spread.

August 4, 2021 at 5:07 PM

Highway Closure UPDATE:

  • SR-174 at Lower Colfax Rd and Bear River Bridge
  • I-80 EB/WB on- and off-ramps at SR-174 separation and Canyon Way/Placer Hills Road

August 4, 2021 at 5:01 PM

This is the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office issuing an Evacuation ORDER for a Wildfire affecting zone NCO-E180. All residents are to EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY. Check

August 4, 2021 at 4:59 PM

If you live in Nevada County, sign up for emergency notification from the Nevada County OES office here: https://www.mynevadacounty.com/2713/Emergency-Alerts

August 4, 2021 at 4:52 PM

Placer County Side: Residents that have been evacuated can go to the Auburn Veterans Memorial Hall at 100 East St in Auburn (accepting pets) or the Gold Country Fairgrounds & Event Center at 209 Fairgate Rd in Auburn (after 5 p.m., no pets).

Nevada County side: A Temporary Evacuation Point for #RiverFire evacuees is opening at Bear River High School: 11130 Magnolia Rd, Grass Valley. The Nevada County Fairgrounds is now OPEN and READY to accept animals from the #RiverColfax incident.

August 4, 2021 at 4:45 PM

This is the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office issuing an Evacuation WARNING for a Wildfire affecting zones NCO-E178 and NCO-E386. There is a fast moving wildfire south of these zones. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should consider leaving now.

August 4, 2021 at 4:39 PM

Hard closure on I-80 for Hwy 174. Fire activity is picking up, crossing Mt. Olive within an hour, into Sunshine Valley and Lower Colfax. Spot fire about 1/2 mile out near the dam at Rollins Lake.

August 4, 2021 at 4:30 PM

This is the @NevCoSheriff issuing an Evacuation WARNING for a Wildfire affecting zones NCO-E178 and NCO-E386. There is a fast-moving wildfire south of these zones. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should consider leaving now

August 4, 2021 at 4:25 PM

A short explainer on Nevada County’s Zonehaven system is here: https://yubanet.com/regional/nevada-county-launches-new-zone-evacuation-technology/

August 4, 2021 at 4:24 PM

Fire activity increasing on Ben Taylor Road in Colfax, fire is turning back on itself a little. Fire behavior is pushing the fire downhill.

August 4, 2021 at 4:20 PM

August 4, 2021 at 4:18 PM

Air Attack is requesting two additional Type 1 air tankers.

August 4, 2021 at 4:14 PM

Hwy 174 is now closed at Mt. Olive Road. Extreme fire behavior reported, flame lengths are 50-60 ft.

August 4, 2021 at 4:01 PM

A Temporary Evacuation Point for #RiverFire evacuees is opening at Bear River High School: 11130 Magnolia Rd, Grass Valley

August 4, 2021 at 3:56 PM

Closure on Dog Bar Road at Carrie Road.

August 4, 2021 at 3:53 PM

Additional strike teams, engines and hand crews ordered again.

August 4, 2021 at 3:48 PM

Branch I will be the Nevada County side, Branch II is Placer County. This incident is going into extended attack. 100+ acres, with spot fires.

August 4, 2021 at 3:42 PM

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is now OPEN and READY to accept animals from the #RiverColfax incident.

August 4, 2021 at 3:32 PM

Hard closure Mount Olive at Magnolia.

August 4, 2021 at 3:27 PM

This is the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office issuing an Evacuation WARNING for a Wildfire affecting zones NCO-E050 and NCO-E103. There is a fire at the Bear River Campground in Placer County, it has jumped the river into Nevada County threatening areas East of Dog Bar Rd. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should consider leaving now. Check Community.Zonehaven.com for updates.

August 4, 2021 at 3:21 PM

No divert for immediate life safety threat on all aircraft on the fire.

August 4, 2021 at 3:19 PM

Immediate structure threat on the Nevada County side.

August 4, 2021 at 3:13 PM

No divert on the air tankers. Additional resources to the fire, immediate need.

August 4, 2021 at 3:11 PM

HWY 174 is CLOSED at Orchard Springs Road (Chicago Park) due to a nearby vegetation fire. All traffic is being turned; alternate routes such as SR-49, SR-20 and I-80 are advised.

August 4, 2021 at 3:06 PM

Firefighters are accessing the fire from Dog Bar Road, please avoid the area.

This is the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office issuing an Evacuation ORDER for a Wildfire affecting zone NCO-E102; All residents East of Dog Bar Rd; South of Leitner Drive and North of Misty Winds are to EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY. Check Community.Zonehaven.com for updates

August 4, 2021 at 3:03 PM

Additional helicopter on the fire. The fire is burning in a northeastern direction, pushed by the prevailing winds.

August 4, 2021 at 3:01 PM

MAFFS (National Guard fire planes) are over the fire as well.

Power outage with 268 customers affected in the Colfax area due to the fire.

August 4, 2021 at 2:59 PM

NCSO units will advise residents on Silver Leaf Drive off Amber Street and Dog Bar Road. All Nevada County units are to converge on Silver Leaf.

August 4, 2021 at 2:57 PM

Fire is establishing anchor points on both sides of the river. Air Attack reports still burning at a moderate rate of spread and is requesting a VLAT.

August 4, 2021 at 2:50 PM

The NevCoSheriff just sent an Evacuation WARNING to evacuation zone NCO-E102.

“This is the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office issuing an Evacuation WARNING for a Wildfire affecting zone NCO-E102. There is a fire at the Bear River Campground in Placer County threatening areas East of Dog Bar Rd. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should consider leaving now.

August 4, 2021 at 2:44 PM

Ground resources are engaged in structure protection, on both sides of the river now. Caltrans is stopping work on Hwy 174. Large air tanker is dropping on the west side spot now.

August 4, 2021 at 2:42 PM

Large air tankers on final approach from McClellan.

August 4, 2021 at 2:40 PM

Spot fire has established on the west side of the river (Nevada County side) estimated at 1 acre.

August 4, 2021 at 2:37 PM

The is a spot on the south side of the river now, under the power lines.

August 4, 2021 at 2:36 PM

Big resource order for dozers and engines from the River IC.

August 4, 2021 at 2:34 PM

Air Attack want to extend retardant line to a house to anchor the line.

August 4, 2021 at 2:31 PM

Fire is still burning at a moderate rate of spread, Everbridge Warnings have gone out to residents in the area. Please respect the road closures!

August 4, 2021 at 2:29 PM

PCSO has evacuated the area from Milk Ranch to Tokayana.

August 4, 2021 at 2:26 PM

Incoming units are providing structure protection on Plumtree and Milk Ranch Road. Additional resources from Nevada County being dispatched.

August 4, 2021 at 2:23 PM

River Air Attack is requesting 2 more S2 tankers, spot fires are a concern. Helicopter at scene is working the spots. PCSO and NCSO are conducting evacuations.

August 4, 2021 at 2:19 PM

Moderate rate of spread, evacuations starting from the campground and roads up to Tokayana. Plumtree Road to Placer Hills Road is being evacuated.

August 4, 2021 at 2:17 PM

First retardant drop on the fire which is making its way up the hillside.

August 4, 2021 at 2:16 PM

Air Attack is scouting the area, if the tankers need to drop it will be a high drop due to snags and power line in the area.

August 4, 2021 at 2:12 PM

Reported vegetation fire at the Bear River Campground, full wildland dispatch on order. Units are arriving at scene. Aircraft is overhead. this will be the River incident.