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Friday, July 13, 2012

CA-NEU- Robbers Fire. 1300 acres, 10% contained.

Update:  1530hrs- 1300 acres, 10% contained. Large header(Plume) visible from the Rosevill/Placerville/Camino area since about 1830, Tanker 06 a P-2 Neptune Missoula, MT based Neptune Aviation Lockheed P-2 aircraft was seen working the fire.
out of McClellan. 

 Extreme fire behavior observed during this operational period.The fire has made active runs in both the northeast and southeast section of the fire and has burned up to Brushy Creek in the Yankee Jims area. With winds coming out of the south, the fire has been burning towards the northeast.

Evacuations:  Today, the Red Cross moved the Evacuation Center to the Foresthill High School Gym. 
Evacuations remain in effect for homes off Yankee Jims Canyon & Shirttail Canyon area, as well as parts of Iowa Hill.
The following streets are evacuated: Just Rd., Big Dipper Rd., Glory Mound Rd., Kings Hill Rd., Brushy Bear Rd., Brushy Creek Ln., Macy Creek, Adelin, Blind Doe, Mountain Lion, Spring Garden Rd, Log Cabin Ln, Pine Mountain Rd, Small Hope Mine Ln, Owl Creek Rd and parts of Shirttail Canyon.

Road Closures: Just Rd., Big Dipper Rd., Glory Mound Rd., Kings Hill Rd., Brushy Bear Rd., Brushy Creek Rd., Shirt Tail Canyon Rd. Further info will be posted at this update - CFN Link
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Extreme fire behavior observed during this operational period.
 Governor Jerry Brown has just ordered additional resources to be made available to fight the Robbers Fire. The resources include five specially equipped UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and trained guard personnel to assist state and local firefighters as well as emergency management and mutual aid resources available through the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA).


Evacuations: Evacuations remain in effect for homes off Yankee Jims Canyon & Shirttail Canyon area, as well as parts of Iowa Hill.

The following streets are evacuated: Just Rd., Big Dipper Rd., Glory Mound Rd., Kings Hill Rd., Brushy Bear Rd., Brushy Creek Ln., Macy Creek, Adelin, Blind Doe, Mountain Lion, Spring Garden Rd, Log Cabin Ln, Pine Mountain Rd, Small Hope Mine Ln, Owl Creek Rd and parts of Shirttail Canyon

Road Closures: Just Rd., Big Dipper Rd., Glory Mound Rd., Kings Hill Rd., Brushy Bear Rd., Brushy Creek Rd., Shirt Tail Canyon Rd.

The American Red Cross has established an evacuation shelter at the Foresthill Veterans Hall.
Phone Numbers (530) 823-4083 (Incident Information Line) 



Robbers Wildfire Location, Perimeter and Hot Spot Map
 Summary:  The fire is burning in heavy brush and timber in steep terrain where travel is slow and difficult with limited turnouts and bridges with weight limitations.
 Winds have picked up from the south & fire activity is increasing on the SE flank.

ROBBERS FIRE
Robbers Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: July 13, 2012 6:45 am
Date/Time Started: July 11, 2012 3:25 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit
County: Placer County
Location: Shirt Tail Canyon Rd and Yankee Jims Rd, northwest of Foresthill
Acres Burned: 1,157 acres
Containment 1,157 acres - 10% contained
Threatened: 150 residences
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, local numerous fire agencies, Placer County Sheriff, CHP, CalEMA, Placer County OES, BLM, CDCR
Total Fire Personnel: 1,368 personnel
Engines: 144 engines
Fire crews: 42 crews
Airtankers: 9 air tankers
Helicopters: 9 helicopters
Dozers: 25 bulldozers
Water tenders: 12 water tenders
Conditions: Extreme Fire Behaviour Observed
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