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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Intanko, Yuba County
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: NEU
  • Size (acres): 939
  • Percent Contained: 90%
  • Estimate of Containment: June 12, 2021
  • Personnel: 95
  • Structures Destroyed: 2

Intanko, Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, CAL FIRE. Two miles northeast of Waldo Junction, CA. Timber and tall grass.

June 10, 2021 at 8:30 AM

Containment is up to 90%, two structures have been destroyed.

June 9, 2021 at 7:13 PM

The fire is 939 acres and 85% contained. All threats have been mitigated. Decrease in acreage due to more accurate mapping.

June 9, 2021 at 7:20 AM

Firefighters have achieved 45% containment.

June 8, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Fire has been mapped at 950 acres and is now 28% contained. Firefighters will work throughout the night to mop up hot spots and increase containment. All evacuation warnings have been lifted. Zone YUB-018, where the fire originated, will remain in an advisory status due to utility line repair work in the burn zone. Intanko and Kapaka Lane remain closed.

June 8, 2021 at 6:42 PM

Per Yuba County OES: Evac advisories & warnings now lifted #IntankoFire. Still use caution due to emergency personnel working in the area.

June 8, 2021 at 6:31 PM

PG&E is working to restore power to the remaining 13 customers, they already restored 194.

June 8, 2021 at 6:11 PM

CAL Fire: 850 acres and 25% contained. This wind driven fire is moving north toward Chuck Yeager Road from Intanko Lane near Spenceville Road and Beale AFB in Yuba County.

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June 8, 2021 at 6:04 PM

Fire activity has greatly diminished after the winds have subsided.

June 8, 2021 at 5:45 PM

All tankers reloading at the Grass Valley Air Attack Base are currently on a load and hold. They are available if needed.

June 8, 2021 at 5:32 PM

Air Attack estimates the fire at 700 acres, but forward progress has been stopped. The fire is still bumping retardant lines, but they are holding.

June 8, 2021 at 5:08 PM

Air Attack 230 reports fire activity is picking up again, handing the air attack to Air Attack 210.

June 8, 2021 at 4:53 PM

500 acres and 10% contained. This wind driven fire is moving north toward Chuck Yeager Road from Intanko Lane near Spenceville Road in Yuba County.

June 8, 2021 at 4:46 PM

June 8, 2021 at 4:40 PM

EVACUATION UPDATE from Yuba County Sheriff’s Office:
Evacuation Zone YUB-E060 (Waldo Junction Area) has been updated to an EVACUATION WARNING and additional zones of YUB-E061 and YUB-E045 are now in an advisory status. There is a hard road closure at Chuck Yeager and Waldo Rd. Zonehaven map here.

June 8, 2021 at 4:30 PM

Per Air Attack, the fire has not jumped Dry Creek.

June 8, 2021 at 4:18 PM

Intanko fire is now 400+ acres. Per CAL FIRE, this wind driven fire is moving north toward Chuck Yeager Road from Intanko Lane near Spenceville Road in Yuba County.

June 8, 2021 at 4:13 PM

Air Attack still reporting spot fires ahead of the fire. Tankers are lining the spots as fast as possible.

June 8, 2021 at 4:11 PM

Beginning at 4:30 p.m. today, #intankofire evacuated large animals and livestock can be taken to the Yuba County Posse arena at 5396 Marysville Rd, Browns Valley (From Hwy 20, North on Marysville Rd, just past the 76 Station). Staff will on hand to assist.

June 8, 2021 at 4:05 PM

Intanko Air Attack is requesting a relief air attack to take over for a while.

June 8, 2021 at 3:56 PM

Mandatory evacuations from Waldo Bridge to Chuck Yaeger. Nevada County Sheriff’s deputies are assisting in the area with road closures.

June 8, 2021 at 3:51 PM

Those on Beale AFB, officials there have provided following info:
NEW EVAC POINT: By order of Beale AFB Fire Chief, all housing residents east of East Garryanna in base housing must immediately evacuate to the BASE GYM
Due to fire, Vassar Lake Gate closed until further notice.

June 8, 2021 at 3:44 PM

Firefighters have sufficient horse trailers to safely relocate the horses on base. A stubborn spot fire is still on the other side of Dry Creek (Spenceville Road.) The fire is estimated at 400 acres now.

June 8, 2021 at 3:43 PM

Per Beale Air Force Base, due to the wildland fire, the Vassar Lake Gate will be closed until further notice.

June 8, 2021 at 3:36 PM

20-25 horses need evac from Beale AFB.

June 8, 2021 at 3:33 PM

PG&E crews are on standby to repair damage in the Camp Far West area.

June 8, 2021 at 3:27 PM

Hard closure of Intanko and Wichita. Yuba County Sheriff’s Office assisting with evacuations at Beale AFB. Power outage affecting 209 customers in the fire area.

June 8, 2021 at 3:23 PM

Via Yuba County: By order of the Beale AFB Fire Chief:
All housing residents east of East Garryanna in base housing must immediately evacuate toward elementary school parking lot. Fire is heading directly toward that area.

June 8, 2021 at 3:21 PM

Temporary evac point being set up at the Wheatland Community Center, Tom Abe Park, 101 C St, Wheatland, CA 95692

June 8, 2021 at 3:14 PM

Air Attack reports the fire is moving to the north, into the residential areas of Beale AFB. There is a 1-acre spot fire being worked by the tankers.

June 8, 2021 at 3:01 PM

Report of civilians trapped on Kapaka Lane.

June 8, 2021 at 2:55 PM

IC reports the fire is pushing to the north and east. Beale AFB has given the all clear for any fire and law enforcement units to come on base.

June 8, 2021 at 2:53 PM

From Yuba County Sheriff’s Office: FIRE ALERT: There is a fast moving grass fire north of Camp Far West Lake in Wheatland in the area of Intanko Lane. Code Red alerts for evacuation warnings and advisories just went out to immediately affected areas as follows: Zone Yub-E018 is an evacuation warning, with deputies on the ground doing door to door notifications; and Yub-E023 and E060 in an advisory status.

Areas of Intanko Lane, Kapaka Lane/Hokan Lane, Wichita Way – Wheatland, CA. – pushing toward Beale AFB and Waldo Junction.

June 8, 2021 at 2:51 PM

Tankers dropping retardant ahead of the fire to slow progression towards structures.

June 8, 2021 at 2:40 PM

Yuba County Sheriff has activated evacuation warning for Zone YUB-E018. Evacuations on Kapaka Lane and Intanko Lane. Advisory warning for Zone YUB-E023.

June 8, 2021 at 2:36 PM

Air Attack has requested one Large Air Tanker and and additional S-2 tanker.

June 8, 2021 at 2:33 PM

Air Attack reports 100-150 acres, moving onto Beale AFB. Still wind-driven fire in light, flashy fuels.

June 8, 2021 at 2:27 PM

Intanko IC is requesting 3 additional water tenders. Air Attack estimates the fire at approximately 100 acres.

June 8, 2021 at 2:22 PM

Augmented dispatch includes 4 tankers, 2 helicopters. Numerous ground on scene and more arriving. Ambulances are at scene. The fire has crossed Intanko Lane, immediate structure threat.

June 8, 2021 at 2:15 PM

Intanko Air Attack reports one structure involved.

June 8, 2021 at 2:14 PM

Air Attack 230 and Tanker 88 are overhead, Air Attack is requesting two additional tankers and one helicopter.

June 8, 2021 at 2:12 PM

Intanko IC reports immediate structure threat with individuals possibly trapped. Augmented dispatch requested, including several ground ambulances.

June 8, 2021 at 2:07 PM

Intanko IC is requesting access via the Beale Air Force Base.

June 8, 2021 at 2:06 PM

First unit at scene reports about 3 acres of grass, wind-driven fire. Several vehicles fully involved.

June 8, 2021 at 2:03 PM

Report of a vegetation fire in the Wheatland area on Intanko Lane near Waldo Junction. Full wildland response on order.