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Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Salmon, Pilot Hill
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: AEU
  • Size (acres): 32
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: May 3, 2021
  • Personnel: 3
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Salmon, north of Salmon Falls Bridge, south of Pilot Hill, CA. Evacuations and road closures have been lifted.

May 4, 2021 at 9:21 AM

Fire Crews have reached 100% containment of the Salmon Fire. A fire suppression repair crew will be on site today to repair any damage to the terrain caused by firefighting equipment. This will mitigate possible erosion and sedimentation from the burn scar.

May 2, 2021 at 6:09 PM

Fire crews continue to mop up hot spots on the steep slopes in the area of the Darrington Trails of the Folsom Recreation Area. Despite the windy conditions, fire crews have achieved 60% containment of the fire. A CAL FIRE Engine Company is assigned to the fire tonight with more crews expected to relieve them in the morning.

May 2, 2021 at 10:28 AM

Firefighters worked throughout the night and as of this morning have achieved 40% containment. The focus today is to strengthen containment lines and mop up hot spots. With the help of firefighters from CAL FIRE – Santa Clara Unit, it is anticipated that crews will make good progress toward full containment today.

May 1, 2021 at 7:28 PM

Fire Crews made great progress on the fire despite steep, difficult terrain to gain 20% containment. Most of the resources have been released this evening. One hand crew and several engines will continue working throughout the night to strengthen control lines.

May 1, 2021 at 5:20 PM

All road closures and evacuations warnings have been lifted. Acreage and containment have been revised after better mapping.

May 1, 2021 at 3:45 PM

Good progress being made on the fire, additional resources arriving to assist with containment.

May 1, 2021 at 3:13 PM

All tankers are being released from the incident. Helicopter still at scene.

May 1, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Fire personnel are making progress on a vegetation fire burning in heavy brush and steep terrain north of the Salmon Falls Bridge making containment difficult.

Evacuation warning between Gallagher Road and Salmon Falls Bridge.

Road closure on Salmon Falls Road between Gallagher Road and Salmon Falls.

Cooperating Agencies: Cameron Park Fire Dept, El Dorado Country Sheriff’s Office, California State Parks, El Dorado Hills Fire Dept, Mosquito Fire Protection District, Rescue Fire Protection District, El Dorado County Fire Protection District, PG&E and California Highway Patrol.

May 1, 2021 at 2:15 PM