American Fire Outside Foresthill Update
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
Placer County News HeadlinesGranite Bay Burglary Suspects ArrestedDetectives with the Placer County Sheriff's office have located and arrested two men in connection with several residential burglaries in Granite Bay, Lincoln and possibly other cities in Placer County.
Sierra College soccer dominates Big 8 post-season awardsThe Sierra College soccer team's season ended too soon for newly anointed Big 8 Conference Coach of the Year Jason Gantt, but that didn't stop his players from dominating the conference,
Rocklin Crime Report Digest Update (12-12-13)The Rocklin Police Department weekly crime report digest for the period of December 3 - December 9, 2013.
Roseville Retirement Community Top- Rated Pick by Senior HomesMistywood, an independent retirement community, recently was named by SeniorHomes.com as a top-rated community in its "Best Senior Living Awards" in the Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville metropolitan area.
Placer County Volunteer Firefighter Equipment Funds ApprovedThe Placer County Board of Supervisors recently approved funding to purchase equipment for use by Placer County volunteer firefighters.
New California Laws for 2013 (Part 37)Part 37 in an ongoing series highlighting the new California laws for 2013. This segment includes domestic violence, medical information disclosure, insurance, Asian rice noodles, community colleges, and more.
Colfax Pair Jailed on Torture and Kidnapping ChargesDonald Scott Bell, 46, and Robin R. Brawley, 23, were booked at the Placer County Jail on multiple charges, including torture, kidnapping, penetration with a foreign object, false imprisonment, burglary, robbery, criminal threats, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy.
Rocklin City Council Elects New MayorScott Yuill was elected Mayor at the December 10 council meeting, and George Magnuson was elected Vice Mayor.