Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Rosemary, Higgins
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: CAL FIRE NEU
  • Size (acres): 7.07
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: July 8, 2018
  • Personnel: 60+
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Rosemary, Rosemary Lane in the Higgins area west of Hwy 49, Nevada County.

July 8, 2018 at 4:10 PM

IC is releasing all units, the final acreage is 7.07 acres.

July 8, 2018 at 1:20 PM

Rosemary IC declares the fire fully contained at 5.1 acres. Resources will remain on scene for extensive mop-up.

July 8, 2018 at 12:46 PM

Helicopter 514 has been released from the fire, returning to White Cloud helibase.

July 8, 2018 at 12:13 PM

Rosemary Operations is assuming Rosemary IC (Incident Commander) the fire is close to containment.

July 8, 2018 at 12:05 PM

Fire intensity has greatly diminished. Releasing all aircraft from the fire with the exception of TNF Helicopter 514.

July 8, 2018 at 11:56 AM

Tanker 88 is being released from the load and hold. Tanker 89 will remain overhead for another 10 minutes. Helicopter 514 is doing bucket work and the crew is assisting the ground resources.

July 8, 2018 at 11:46 AM

Photo courtesy Autumn Yoder

Forward progress of the fire has been stopped. The small spot across the ravine has been caught. All resources will be committed for at least 2-3 hours.

July 8, 2018 at 11:42 AM

Small spot outside the lines, less than 1/4 acre, ground resources are working on it. TNF Helicopter 514 is working the interior heat spots. The fire is looking “really good,” according to Air Attack Alpha ALpha.

July 8, 2018 at 11:35 AM

Containment of the fire, barring any sudden flare-ups, is about 30 minutes away.

July 8, 2018 at 11:34 AM

Please avoid the Garden Bar area and watch for equipment moving in and out of the area.

July 8, 2018 at 11:29 AM

IC states they can handle the fire with resources at scene, canceling an incoming strike team leader.

July 8, 2018 at 11:26 AM

Tanker 89 is returning to Grass Valley on a load and hold. Fire size is being revised to approximately 2 acres. Ground resources are working on a wet line around the fire.

July 8, 2018 at 11:23 AM

Rate of spread of the fire has slowed, no spotting or immediate threat to structures reported.

July 8, 2018 at 11:19 AM

As seen from Banner Mountain. Thanks to Wolfgang Perner for the photo.

Air Attack is reporting the fire is holding at 3-4 acres. The fire has bumped in a little wetland. Retardant lines are looking good.

July 8, 2018 at 11:16 AM

Tankers are dropping retardant to slow the progress of the fire, both Tankers 88 and 89 have dropped, returning to Grass Valley for a reload.

July 8, 2018 at 11:12 AM

Helicopter 514 is en route to the fire, one additional water tender requested by the incident commander.

July 8, 2018 at 11:09 AM

Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88 are en route to the Rosemary incident. First ground unit at scene reports light flashy fuels, wind-driven. Estimated now at 3 acres, all resources to continue in.

July 8, 2018 at 11:01 AM

Report of a grass fire, started by a mower, on Rosemary Lane in the Higgins area. Full wildland dispatch, with aircraft, en route. The fire is estimated at 1/2 acre, burning at a moderate rate of spread.