Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Winding, Oregon House
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 82
  • Percent Contained: 95%
  • Estimate of Containment: unknown
  • Personnel: 40
  • Structures Destroyed: 3

Winding, Winding Way in the Oregon House area in Yuba County.

July 21, 2022 at 2:59 PM

Final report. Local residents will continue to see engines and other resources in the area as patrols continue for the next day or more.

July 21, 2022 at 6:50 AM

Crews continue to strengthen control lines and mop-up.

July 20, 2022 at 7:52 PM

Repopulation of affected areas

• All road closures lifted
• Resources continue to strengthen control lines and mop-up

July 20, 2022 at 7:04 AM

Crews continue to strengthen control lines and mop-up.

July 19, 2022 at 8:13 PM

Forward progress stopped. All Evacuation Orders and Warnings have been lifted. Crews continue to strengthen control lines and mop-up.

July 19, 2022 at 12:11 PM

July 19, 2022 at 12:02 PM

Power restoration estimate has been pushed to 10:00 pm tonight. Several poles and transformers need replacing.

July 19, 2022 at 10:55 AM

PG&E crews are in the fire area, repairing lines and poles. Estimated time of restoration is noon today. This is part of the hazard mitigation.

July 19, 2022 at 7:29 AM

Some footage during the initial attack phase yesterday, courtesy Tim Walton.

July 19, 2022 at 7:19 AM

July 19, 2022 at 6:03 AM

Minimal fire activity overnight and no growth in acreage.

Winding FIre

July 18, 2022 at 8:10 PM

800+ residents under evacuation orders. 320 customers in the evac zones out of power. Fire behavior has moderated. All evacs and closures remain in place.

Power outage in the Winding Fire area
Power outage area

July 18, 2022 at 7:29 PM

Air Attack is releasing all tankers from their load and hold. Ground resources continue work and will remain on the fire overnight.

CAL FIRE photo
Image courtesy CAL FIRE

July 18, 2022 at 7:21 PM

All current evacuations and road closures remain in effect.

July 18, 2022 at 7:02 PM

Two tanker drops near the head of the fire, pretty indirect drops as a contingency line.

July 18, 2022 at 6:53 PM

Forward progress of the fire has slowed noticeably, still holding at approximately 80 acres.

July 18, 2022 at 6:50 PM

Air Attack waiting for ground resources to clear the head of the fire before retardant drops at the head of the fire start.

July 18, 2022 at 6:45 PM

First mapping by FIRIS puts the fire at 78 acres. Two spots out towards Sweetwater Trail.

July 18, 2022 at 6:29 PM

Fire is holding on the ridge behind Winding Way. VLAT and large tankers are inbound again.

July 18, 2022 at 6:24 PM

American River Hotshot crew has arrived at the fire.

July 18, 2022 at 5:59 PM

Zones YUB-E093, E009, DOB-E101, and YUB-E100 are now under an EVACUATION ADVISORY. Anyone living in those zones are not in immediate danger but should pay attention to all updates, in case things change, per Yuba County.

July 18, 2022 at 5:57 PM

Evacuation Center has been established @ Sycamore Ranch campground, for residents displaced by Evac Orders or Warnings. Also, livestock can be taken to Sheriff’s Posse.
Sycamore Ranch is located near Browns Valley: 5390 Hwy 20.
Sheriff’s Posse: 5396 Marysville Road, Browns Valley

Winding Fire

July 18, 2022 at 5:50 PM

Updated evacuations posted again on Zonehaven. VLAT has just been canceled.

July 18, 2022 at 5:44 PM

YUB-E089 is now under EVACUATION WARNING. Please be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice, if it becomes necessary. Residents in that zone with mobility challenges and those who have livestock should consider getting to a safe location immediately.

July 18, 2022 at 5:40 PM

Latest estimate is 50 acres, numerous spots fires.

Viewed from Rough and Ready, facing Northwest.
Photo by reader Greta, from Rough and Ready, facing Northwest.

July 18, 2022 at 5:37 PM

Sycamore Ranch will be set up as a temporary evacuation point, Yuba County Posse is accepting animals.

July 18, 2022 at 5:35 PM

Zonehaven is updated, mandatory evacuations for zones YUB-E043 and YUB-E099

July 18, 2022 at 5:31 PM

Road closure at Rices Crossing Road and Marysville Road.

July 18, 2022 at 5:29 PM

Still no update on Yuba County’s Zonehaven for the evacuation warnings and orders.

July 18, 2022 at 5:24 PM

Air Attack estimates the fire at 40 acres, multiple structures threatened.

July 18, 2022 at 5:21 PM

Evacuations requested from Rices Crossing all the way to Marysville Road and to Collins Lake.

July 18, 2022 at 5:11 PM

Fire is spotting ahead in the very thick vegetation. CAL FIRE, local and TNF resources dispatched to the fire.


July 18, 2022 at 5:06 PM

IC ordering 5 dozers, 10 engines and 4 handcrews.

July 18, 2022 at 5:04 PM

The fire is burning in a northerly direction and has crossed Winding Way.

July 18, 2022 at 5:02 PM

Air Attack estimates the fire at 20-25 acres with a rapid to critical rate of spread.

July 18, 2022 at 5:02 PM

Tanker 132, and Tankers 88 and 89 are over the fire with Air Attack 17.

July 18, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Winding IC just ordered 5 water tenders.

Winding Fire

July 18, 2022 at 4:58 PM

There are multiple structures threatened, some unconfirmed reports of people unable to evacuate.

July 18, 2022 at 4:57 PM

Units arriving at scene report very dense brush, fire is coming up from Regent Way to Winding Way. Additional resources requested.

Winding Fire

July 18, 2022 at 4:51 PM

Vegetation fire on Winding Way in the Oregon House area. Full wildland dispatch arriving, reported threat to structures.