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Sierra, Blue Canyon area, near Sailor Point.

October 17, 2019 at 8:48 AM

Sierra IC is releasing some of the resources back to their home units.

October 15, 2019 at 6:56 PM

Sierra IC reports 95% containment. Good progress in strengthening lines and mop up operations. All resources are off the line.

October 15, 2019 at 9:15 AM

The fire has remained at 18 acres overnight. Crews are on scene and will be assisted by a helicopter if needs be.

October 13, 2019 at 6:05 PM

Updated acreage estimate is 12-15 acres. Very steep terrain is hampering containment efforts.

October 13, 2019 at 2:05 PM

Fire activity has picked up. One additional tanker requested to the fire


October 13, 2019 at 12:36 PM

Relief air attack on order to keep an eye on the mop-up operations. There is a line around the fire.

October 13, 2019 at 10:32 AM

Sierra Air Attack is releasing both tankers from the incident. The fire is holding and good progress is being made. Helicopter 205 is flying to Grass Valley to refuel.

October 13, 2019 at 10:15 AM

The fire started at the bottom of the slope, right at the Direct Protection Area line. Unified command with Cal Fire. Estimated full containment in approximately 2 hours.

October 13, 2019 at 10:02 AM

Update from Sierra IC, one more water tender and one more dozer requested. No additional growth at this time.

October 13, 2019 at 9:49 AM

Sierra Air Attack is still estimating the fire at 3-5 acres, no growth at this times. Helicopter 205 is continuing to work the southern portion of the fire.

October 13, 2019 at 9:44 AM

Retardant lines are holding, Air Attack and IC will keep the tankers on hold after the last drop.

October 13, 2019 at 9:37 AM

Tanker 01 is arriving over the fire from McClellan.

October 13, 2019 at 9:35 AM

Four additional engines and two additional crews on order.

October 13, 2019 at 9:33 AM

Sierra IC reports the best access is from the 19 Road.

October 13, 2019 at 9:28 AM

Difficult access for ground resources, with long travel time to get to the incident. Helicopter is dropping water on the fire, slowing progression.

October 13, 2019 at 9:20 AM

Fire activity is picking up a little, helicopter is on approach to the fire.

October 13, 2019 at 9:14 AM

Tanker 93 is headed towards Grass Valley to reload retardant.

October 13, 2019 at 9:08 AM

Smoke from the fire is widely visible in Nevada and Placer counties. There is no other wildfire burning in the area at this time.

October 13, 2019 at 9:05 AM

Tanker 93 is arriving over the fire.

October 13, 2019 at 9:02 AM

Sierra Air Attack is requesting an additional helicopter and additional air tankers to support the firefighters on the ground.

October 13, 2019 at 8:56 AM

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Air Attack reports the fire to be approximately 5 acres, low to moderate rate of spread, midslope on the north and east side of the drainage. Appears to be near an old logging unit. Potential for 15-20 acres. The fire is in the vicinity of Sailor Point, near the North Fork Campground.

October 13, 2019 at 8:41 AM

New coordinates put the Sierra Fire on the Tahoe National Forest. At this time, lookouts are calling in the approximate location, no resources on scene yet. Aircraft will be up soon.

October 13, 2019 at 8:24 AM

Better access for resources to the Sierra Fire will be off Texas Hill.

October 13, 2019 at 8:09 AM

Numerous resources on route to a reported vegetation fire, smoke now visible on the cameras, near Sierra View between Midas and Forebay.

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