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Friday, July 20, 2012

CA-NEU-Robbers: Placer County Wildfire 2,650 acres - 90%

    CA-NEU- Robbers Wildfire Location and Perimeter Map

    Demobilization continues as suppression ends.
    Evacuations: Evacuated residents with ID are allowed back into the Yankee Jims and Brushy Creek area. Mandatory evacuation of residents on Kings Hill Road remains in effect until further notice.

       Mandatory evacuation of residents on Kings Hill Road remains in effect until further notice.
    The Evacuation Shelter at Foresthill High School is now closed. 

    Road Closures:  Yankee Jims Road between Canyon Way and Gillis Hill Road will open but a complete closure from that intersection eastward remains in place for Yankee Jims Road.
     Yankee Jims Road east of Small Hope Mine Lane will be open in the direction of the communities of Yankee Jims and Foresthill.
     Residents of the Foresthill Communities are requested to not travel west into the canyon on Yankee Jims Road until further notice, due to continuing fire activity and road rehabilitation.
     South of Iowa Hill, a complete closure remains for Shirt Tail Canyon Road at Big Dipper Road
    Robbers Fire Incident Information:
    Last Updated: July 20, 2012 7:15 am
    Date/Time Started: July 11, 2012 3:24 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: 2,650 acres
    Containment 2,650 acres - 90% contained
    Full containment expected on July 21, 2012.
    Structures Destroyed: 1 residence & 4 outbuildings
    Threatened: 170 residences
    Injuries: 12
    Cause: Under Investigation
    Cooperating Agencies: Placer County Sheriff, Placer County OES, Placer County Animal Control, California National Guard, CHP, CalEMA, BLM, CDCR, State Parks, and BOR.
    Total Fire Personnel: 912 personnel
    Engines: 46 engines
    Fire crews: 22 crews
    Helicopters: 15 helicopters
    Dozers: 7 bulldozers
    Water tenders: 18 water tenders
    Conditions: Favorable weather conditions continue to aid firefighters in strengthening and holding fire lines. Unburned areas of brush, within containment lines, may continue to periodically burn.

    Robbers Fire Phone Numbers (530) 823-4083 (Robbers Fire Information Line)
    California Fire News 2012 

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