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Stagecoach, in Auburn on Upper Stagecoach Trail. Evacuations and road closures.

July 20, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Per CAL FIRE NEU: The fire was contained at 4:59 p.m. Crews will remain for mop up tonight. Final acreage 10 acres.

July 20, 2017 at 6:09 PM

Per Placer County Sheriff: CalFire arrests boy who started the Auburn fire while smoking marijuana. He reported the fire. He was booked at Placer Co Juvenile Hall.

July 20, 2017 at 5:46 PM

A juvenile has been taken to Placer County Juvenile Hall, he is a person of interest and will be questioned further.

July 20, 2017 at 5:09 PM

Firefighters will remain on the fire overnight to backhaul equipment, extinguish any hotspots and finish mopping up. Please watch for fire equipment leaving the area.

July 20, 2017 at 4:50 PM

Stagecoach IC has lifted the road closures and the evacuations.

July 20, 2017 at 4:07 PM

No report of structures damaged or destroyed as of now, firefighters are starting mop-up operations.

July 20, 2017 at 3:45 PM

As of 3:45 pm, evacuations are still in effect. Map courtesy Placer County.

July 20, 2017 at 3:21 PM

Foresthill Road is open with no restrictions.

July 20, 2017 at 2:52 PM

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

July 20, 2017 at 2:42 PM

Air Attack 230 is back over the fire, reports lines are holding.

July 20, 2017 at 2:30 PM

Forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

July 20, 2017 at 2:26 PM

Air Attack 230 is leaving the Stagecoach fire to head to a new fire in Coloma.

July 20, 2017 at 2:24 PM

Placer County Sheriff:

Additional mandatory evacuations: Flood Ln, Kilham Road, Oakhill Way, Sierra Mesa Ct, Sierra Mesa Pl.

July 20, 2017 at 2:20 PM

Per Placer County, evac center for #StagecoachFire will open by 3pm at Gold County Fairgrounds in Auburn.

July 20, 2017 at 2:17 PM

Helicopter 516 has been released back to Big Hill. Evacuations and road closures are being re-evaluated at this time. Some law enforcement resources are being released.

July 20, 2017 at 2:11 PM

The Foresthill Bridge is not closed at this time.

July 20, 2017 at 2:04 PM

Tanker 88 is released, one helicopter is still assigned to the fire, on base at the Auburn station.

July 20, 2017 at 1:58 PM

Stagecoach IC reports the fire is relatively stable right now, incoming units are to stage on Lincoln Way.

July 20, 2017 at 1:55 PM

Air Attack is inquiring about the drone operator on the Foresthill Bridge. At this point, Air Attack 230 doesn’t need any fixed wing aircraft but has to be kept appraised of the situation.

July 20, 2017 at 1:45 PM

Photo courtesy Eric Schwartz

Firefighters are making progress, Air Attack reports that Helicopter 516 and a dozer are working the heel of the fire down in the American River Canyon.

July 20, 2017 at 1:38 PM

Air Attack is releasing Tanker 89, back on base in Grass Valley.

July 20, 2017 at 1:36 PM

Per Placer County Sheriff:

Mandatory evacuation:

Oak Haven Rd
Flood Rd in canyon
Woodland Pl
Lamborn Lane
Temple Dr
Tierra Way
Mountain Ave
Sierra Wy

July 20, 2017 at 1:25 PM

Photo courtesy Casey Tomasi

Additional road closures Kilham and Rissell, Lincon and Flood Road.

July 20, 2017 at 1:23 PM

Per CHP: A heavyset male in a white t-short is flying a drone around the Foresthill Bridge. Flying a drone near a fire shuts down air operations.

July 20, 2017 at 1:18 PM

Air Attack estimates the fire at 4-6 acres, Tanker 89 over the fire. Washington Ridge and Growlersburg crews have arrived at the incident.

July 20, 2017 at 1:08 PM

Firefighters are making access to the fire off Russell Road, avoid the area.

July 20, 2017 at 1:04 PM

Structures are threatened, firefighters are providing structure protection.