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Sunday, July 15, 2012

CA-NEU-Robbers #Wildfire 2,400 acres, 30% contained.

Update: 1830hrs - CA-NEU Robbers Fire. 2,400 acres, 30% contained.
Update: 16:41 T911 is approaching the fire in contact with Robbers Air Attack
Update: 1530hrs - VLAT Air Tanker 911 will be over the fire By 1632
Update: 1445hrs - Inversion has lifted,experiencing spotting close to primary line. VLAT on order.
Update: 1330hrs - Inversion Lifted. Fire intensity growing.
2 P2Vs and another S2 ordered by AirTac for a total of 5 air tankers.
Robbers Fire Location, Perimeter and Hot Spot Map

Evacuations: Evacuations remain in effect for homes off Yankee Jims Canyon & Shirttail Canyon area, as well as parts of Iowa Hill.
Structures Destroyed: 1 residence & 3 outbuildings 
The Red Cross moved the Evacuation Center to the Foresthill High School Gym.
Animal Shelter is located at the Pleasant Street entrance of the Gold Country Fairgrounds.

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

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 

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. Fuels are receptive and available to burn. Fire has spotted outside of control lines on the east and north sides of the fire threatening Brushy Creek Subdivision, Haynes Mine, and Kings Hill. Additional contingency lines being constructed in the Refuge Creek Road area. In addition we are experiencing increased frequency of town hall meetings and VIP visits to the incident. 
Robbers Fire Photo From Cal Fire Aircraft

Conditions: Fire continues to spread on the East and North sides of the fire threatening Brushy Creek Subdivision, Haynes Mine, and Kings Hill. Resources are assigned to structure defense in the threatened areas.

Incident Information:
Last Updated: July 15, 2012 7:20 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: 2,250 acres
Containment 2,250 acres - 20% contained
Structures Destroyed: 1 residence & 3 outbuildings
Threatened: 170 residences 
Injuries: 11
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, local numerous fire agencies, Placer County Sheriff, CHP, CalEMA, Placer County OES, BLM, CDCR
Total Fire Personnel: 1,952 personnel
Engines: 170 engines
Fire crews: 59 crews
Airtankers: 2 air tankers
Helicopters: 15 helicopter
Dozers: 36 bulldozers
Water tenders: 20 water tenders 
Phone Numbers (530) 823-4083 (Robbers Fire Information Line) 


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