American Fire Outside Foresthill Update
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The American fire is burning in heavy fuels on very steep slopes. The heavy fuels are creating large amounts of smoke The fire is located about 17 miles northeast of Foresthill in the Tahoe National Forest. Access to the fire is limited adding to the difficulty in fighting this fire. Firefighter safety is a concern.
Fire size is estimated at 1750 acres.
The fire has burned across the North Fork Middle Fork American River and is burning both up and down the river drainage. The fire is being actively fought both directly and indirectly.
Multiple Forest Service and Cal Fire personnel are assigned to the fire. Currently 318 resources have been assigned including 18 crews, 16 engines, 4 helicopters, 5 dozers, 4 watertenders, and air tankers as available.
The Central Coast #7 Type II Incident Management Team has assumed managment of the fire.
Smoke is expected to impact Foresthill, Auburn, Nevada City, the valley and other areas for several days.
- American Fire outside Foresthill burning 26,194 Acres (Friday, August 16, 2013)
Updated Thursday, August 29: 7:43am American Fire burning over 26,194 acres with 97% containment
- American Fire near Foresthill Grows to 26,194 Acres (Saturday, August 17, 2013)
Updated Thursday, August 29: 7:46am The American Fire has charred over 26,194 acres as over 1,000 firefighting personnel battle the blaze.
- American Fire Burning 26,194 Acres (Sunday, August 18, 2013)
Updated Thursday, August 29: 7:44am, the American Fire has scorched 26,194 acres with containment reported at 97%
- American Fire Impacting Placer County Air Quality (Tuesday, August 20, 2013)
Poor air quality conditions due to smoke from the American Fire 10 miles northeast of Foresthill
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