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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Robinson, Butte County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: BTU
  • Size (acres): 33
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: July 14, 2020
  • Personnel: 175
  • Structures Destroyed: 1

Robinson, Robinson Mill in Butte County.

July 13, 2020 at 5:40 PM

CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire update: Pike County Look Out visually spotted the smoke and radioed the location into the Oroville Command Center. Resources were dispatched to the area of Robinson Mill Rd and LaPorte Road. More 911 calls were received and gave a a better location of Gold Mountain Rd. Resources got at scene and had 2-3 acres with a moderate rate of spread. The fire began to grow in size and created several spot fires. More ground and air resources were ordered. The additional aircraft was able to slow the spread and allow the ground resources to stop the forward progress. Resources continue to build line around the fire and work on full control. Resources will be at scene well into the night.

July 13, 2020 at 4:53 PM

July 13, 2020 at 4:18 PM

Robinson IC reports the fire is holding within the retardant and hose lines. Requesting a second dozer, canceling contingency engines. Forward progress has been stopped.

July 13, 2020 at 4:09 PM

Firefighters are concentrating on hotspots with helicopters assisting.

July 13, 2020 at 4:03 PM

Firefighters are making good progress with line construction, rate of spread has slowed considerable.

July 13, 2020 at 3:49 PM

Fire activity is starting to diminish.

July 13, 2020 at 3:25 PM

Fire is still spotting, the large air tanker from Redding has arrived over the fire.

July 13, 2020 at 3:19 PM

July 13, 2020 at 3:04 PM

Fire now estimated at 20 acres, with spotting. Still burning at a slow to moderate rate of spread. Spot fires are approx. 2 acres.

July 13, 2020 at 2:52 PM

Spotting on the left flank is starting to take off. Tankers are working to slow down the spread.

July 13, 2020 at 2:40 PM

Taner 93 has been assigned to the fire.

July 13, 2020 at 2:36 PM

Robinson Air Attack reports the fire is about 10 acres, still burning at a moderate rate of spread.

July 13, 2020 at 2:30 PM

Air Attack is requesting two additional tankers and one helicopter to the fire.

July 13, 2020 at 2:27 PM

Additional resources to the fire with access off Swedes Flat Road.

July 13, 2020 at 2:24 PM

The fire is burning in oak woodlands and brush, one structure potentially threatened. Tanker 88 and 89 are overhead with Air Attack.

July 13, 2020 at 2:18 PM

Access will be off Swedes Flat. Fire is burning at a moderate rate of spread. TNF Helicopter 514 is en route to the fire.

July 13, 2020 at 2:11 PM