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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

CA-NEU Trailhead Fire - El Dorado National Forest - Placer County and El Dorado County [NEW MAPS]

Trailhead Fire - CA-NEU Trailhead  - El Dorado National Forest - Placer county and El Dorado county

The Trailhead Fire is burning along the middle fork of the American River outside Todd Valley and is being managed under unified command by the U.S. Forest Service and CAL FIRE.

Evacuation Updates and Road Closures from Placer County Sheriff's Office
Evacuation Updates and Road Closures from El Dorado County Sheriff's Office


Location: Fire is in Middle Fork of the American River near Todd Valley. El Dorado National Forest.
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit / El Dorado National Forest
Date Started: June 28, 2016 - 1:55 PM
Fire Information: 530-886-5310
Cause: Under Investigation
UPDATES:
7/01/16 0800:  2,151 acres, 12% contained. Active fire behavior. On the Placer County side, crews were able to complete and strengthen lines overnight to prevent fire spread up Peachstone Gulch, and contingency lines are in place to protect the community of Todd Valley. 
Crews on the south side of the American River made good progress overnight constructing dozer line south adjacent to New Orleans Gulch. Their goal today is to tie line back towards Bottle Hill. The fire was most active overnight on the Hornblende Mountains, bumping the road along the ridge. Fire is established in Otter Creek, and crews overnight made good progress on constructing line from the Otter Creek drainage north to Jakey’s Hill, and then to Buckeye Point and ultimately to the river. A priority today is to complete and strengthen that line to protect structures in Volcanoville. Structure protection assessment will also be occurring in the Volcanoville and Buckeye areas.
The fire continues to burn in extremely steep, rugged terrain. Crews may take advantage of more favorable night time conditions to conduct strategic firing operations. Weather conditions are predicted to remain about the same through the weekend, with upslope, up canyon winds in the late morning through early evening, and downslope, down canyon winds at night.

Resources:

Engines: 48
Crews: 38
Dozers: 30
Watertenders: 10
Helicopters: 13
Air Tankers: 8
Total Personnel: 1992


Public Information: Starting July 1, 2016, a NEW phone number will be in effect for the Trailhead Fire. As of 8:00 am, the previous number will no longer be used for Trailhead Fire information. The new number is 530-642-5156, and it will be staffed from 8 am to 8 pm.

Public Meeting: 
A public meeting will be held tonight July 1, 2016 at 7 pm at the Foresthill High School at 23319 Foresthill Rd, Foresthill, CA 95631. Fire staff will give an informational update and answer questions from the public. Further public meetings are planned; stay tuned for locations and times.
Recreation: 
The only campgrounds on the Eldorado National Forest directly affected by this fire is Dru Barner campground. There might be some smoke in the Crystal Basin and Lake Tahoe areas. Access to the Middle Fork of the American River From Oxbow Reservoir put in to Ruck-A-Chucky take out is temporarily closed to protect firefighter and public safety. Please see the full closure order for more information. 
Structure Damage: As of 7 am this morning, no structures have been damaged or destroyed. At this time, all evacuations are still in effect. Please watch Placer and El Dorado County sheriff office websites for the most updated evacuation information. (Placer County placer.ca.gov/emergency/trail-fire; El Dorado County pio.edso.org/.
Mandatory Evacuations: CODE RED - El Dorado Counties notification system. To register your phone go towww.ready.edso.org.
 Placer county (http://placer.ca.gov/emergency/trail-fire) - All residents living east of Green Ridge Dr. to Oakwood Ln. to Nugget Dr. Skyview Terrace Mobile Home Park, Oakwood Ct, Vinewood Ct, Trail Head Ct, Green Pine Ct., White Tail Ct Alton Trail, Gray Ct, Tevis Ct.
 El Dorado County (http://pio.edso.org/)- Due to increased fire activity the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a MANDATORY EVACUATION NOTICE for residents on the following streets East to West:
Mameluke Hill Road, East side of from Canyon Creek to Bottle Hill, Bottle Hill Road, East from the intersection of Cement Hill Road, Roanoak, Bear Flat, Bear Flat South, Bottle Hill, Antwine, Jinnor, Kelliher, South of Otter Creek, N Hyder, S Hyder, Miners Delight, Air Shaft, Little Miner, Breedlove Road, North of Canyon Creek, La Cresta Drive, Strawn, Mining Claim, Paymaster Loop, Otter Creek Road, South of Otter Creek, Four Wheeler Drive, Earthsong Lane, Slow Go Road, Bottle Hill Bypass, Rowdy Road, Stag Lane, Dru Barner, North of Wentworth Springs Road, Tierra Lane, NF 13N16a, Garden Tower Lane.
Volcanoville area - 4 Wheel Drive Road, Bear State Road, Bearfoot Road, Breedlove Road, North of Bottle Hill Road, Bojac Court, Cassill Mine Road, Cecil Lane, Cedar Maddone Road, Christmas Tree Lane, Country Court, Country Road, Dusty Camp Road, Dusty Mine Road, El Bosque Place, Haven Ridge Road, Haven Ridge Court, Hobby Horse Lane, Kentucky Flat Road, Lake Avenue, Lofty Peak Lane, Merkel Drive, Mosswood Road, Narrow Way, Pay Master Mine Road, Ringtale Road, Shotgun Lane, Spring Tunnel Mine Road, Spirit Creek, Star Lake, Sticker Bush Trail, Sunset Peak Lane, Tall Timber Road, Thumper Lane, Tin Ranch Road, Tinsel Trail, Tipten Hill Court, Tullamore Lane, Wolfridge Road, Volcanoville Road, and an unnamed road (west of Volcanoville Road) Possibly Cock Robin Road.

Voluntary or Advisory Evacuations
 Placer county (http://placer.ca.gov/emergency/trail-fire) - Residents to the west of the above listed roads in the Foresthill/Todd Valley area are under an advisory evacuation order.

Evacuation Shelters:

 Placer county - Residents, including those with animals and livestock, can go to the Gold Country Fair Grounds in Auburn where staff, food and water are available at the Sierra building.
 El Dorado county - Golden Sierra High School at 5101 Garden Valley Road in Garden Valley, and this shelter can accommodate small animals. All large animals need to be transported to 1100 Cold Springs Road, where Animal Services has arranged for accommodations. For assistance with animal evacuations and sheltering for those impacted by the Trailhead Fire, please call Animal Services at 530-621-5795 (until 9:00 pm); please call the El Dorado County Sheriff's non-emergency line at 530-621-6600 (after 9:00 pm).

Road Closures:
 Placer county - at Nugget Dr and Oakwood Ln. Nugget Road is closed from start to end, both sides of the road.
 El Dorado county - Due to increased fire activity there is now hard road closures at:
Bottle Hill Road at Wentworth Springs Road
Mameluke Hill Road at Canyon Creek
Breedlove Road at Canyon Creek
Volcanoville Road at Wentworth Springs Road.


7/91/16 0745: 2,151 acres, 12% contained. Active fire behavior with uphill runs.
  •  Mandatory evacuations remain for Todd Valley Subdivision of Foresthill.
  •  Advisory evacuation warnings remain in place for communities of Volcanoville and Bottle Hill.
  • PGE 230KV powerlines remain threatened.
Trailhead Fire Last night IR Over Flight - ArcGIS Software
Trailhead Fire Last night IR Over Flight - ArcGIS Software
Trailhead Fire Topographic Perimeter Map
Trailhead Fire Topographic Perimeter Map
6/30/16 1445: #TrailheadFire has spotted over otter creek at the confluence and is taking off.  VLAT & (3) Type 1 ATs on order. 

6/30/16 0830: 1,264 acres, 12% contained. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, short range spotting into extremely receptive fuel beds. Road, trail and area closures in place. Mandatory evacuations in place for Todd Valley subdivision of Foresthill, advisory evacuation warnings in place for El Dorado county communities of Volcanoville and Bottle Hill.
Trailhead Fire Map - CA-NEU 6/29/16 1215:  - El Dorado National Forest
Trailhead Fire Map - CA-NEU 6/29/16 1215:  - El Dorado National Forest


6/29/16 1850: 650 acres, 12% contained. Unified Command CAL FIRE and Forest Service. Active fire behavior with upslope runs, short range spotting and roll out due to steep canyon terrain. Mandatory evacuations in place for Todd Valley subdivision of Foresthill. Advisory evacuation warnings for Volcanoville and Bottle Hill.
Trailhead Fire Map - CA-NEU 6/29/16 1215:  - El Dorado National Forest
CA-NEU Trailhead Fire - El Dorado National Forest
Trailhead Fire - El Dorado National Forest
Credit: CAL FIRE Tweet 
6/29/16 1215: 650 acres - 5% contained under Unified Command CAL FIRE NEU (Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit) / U.S. FOREST SERVICE – El Dorado National Forest
Assisting Agencies: Local Fire Departments, Placer county , Nevada County , Sacramento County , El Dorado County

  • Structures Threatened: 2,444
  • Total Personnel: 250
  • Engines: 48
  • Crews: 5
  • Dozers: 6
  • Watertenders: 3
Current Situation:
The Trailhead Fire is being managed under unified command by CAL FIRE and the U.S. Forest Service. The fire continued to burn through the night, though without significant growth. Crews working night operations took direct and indirect action, putting in hand and dozer line through steep terrain. Dense vegetation and heavy timber has made progress difficult and dangerous. A significant augmentation of resources including hand crews, dozers, engines and aircraft will occur throughout the day. Aircraft will take advantage of all opportunities for air operations. Law Enforcement will continue to patrol the area, maintaining road blocks and evacuation areas as necessary. A Type 2 Incident Management Team is enroute. Additional updates will be made available as the incident develops.
Evacuations:
Mandatory Evacuations: Oakwood Ct, Vinewood Ct, Trail Head Ct, Green Pine Ct.
Evacuation Advisory in place for: White Tail Ct Alton Trail, Gray Ct, Tevis Ct.
Evacuation Updates from Placer County Sheriff's Office
Road Closures: Road closed at Nugget Dr and Oakwood Ln
Additional Information: While the fire is still under investigation, investigators are asking for the public’s help for any information about how the fire started. While the area is very remote it is often frequented by rafters. Anyone with information is urged to contact the CAL FIRE Arson Tip Line at – 1-800-468-4408.


06/29/2016 1100: NORCAL 2 IMT2 (Young ) now activated for the Trailhead Fire.The fire continued to burn through the night, though without significant growth. Crews working night operations took direct and indirect action, putting in hand and dozer line through steep terrain. Dense vegetation and heavy timber has made progress difficult and dangerous. A significant augmentation of resources including hand crews, dozers, engines and aircraft will occur throughout the day. Aircraft will take advantage of all opportunities for air operations. Law Enforcement will continue to patrol the area, maintaining road blocks and evacuation areas as necessary. A Type 2 Incident Management Team is en-route. Additional updates will be made available as the incident develops

The major part of the fire is now in El Dorado County.
Mandatory evacuations: Oakwood Ct, Vinewood Ct, Trail Head Ct, Green Pine Ct., White Tail Ct Alton Trail, Gray Ct, Tevis Ct.
Evacuation Advisory: All residents living east of Green Ridge Dr. to Oakwood Ln. to Nugget Dr. Residents to the west of the above listed roads in the Foresthill/Todd Valley area are under an advisory evacuation order.
Evacuation Centers: Residents, including those with animals and livestock, can go to the Gold Country Fair Grounds in Auburn where staff, food and water are available at the Sierra building.
Road closures:
Placer county - at Nugget Dr and Oakwood Ln
El Dorado county - Hard road closures at Mameluke road and Wentworth Springs road

06/29/2016 0630: 350 acres, 5% contained. Evacuations in place with structures remain threatened. See Large Fire Summary for additional information.  Multiple spots on the El dorado County side of the canyon. Short range spotting, structures threatened. http://gacc.nifc.gov/oncc/predictive/intelligence/lg_fire_summary/Large_Fire_Summary.pdf

06/28/2016 1741: 100 acres, 0% contained. Evacuations in progress and structures threatened. Fire has spread onto the El Dorado National Forest. A drone has been spotted over the #TrailheadFire in Placer&El Dorado counties causing impact to aerial firefighting.

06/28/2016 1637: 5 acres, 0% contained. Fire is in the Middle fork of the American River canyon. Multiple spots on the El dorado County side of the canyon. Short range spotting, structures threatened.

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