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American Fire near Foresthill Grows to 26,194 Acres



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Updated Thursday, August 29: 7:46am

The American Fire has charred over 26,194 acres as over 1,000 firefighting personnel battle the blaze.

The fire is situated outside the community of Foresthill , CA which is located northeast of Auburn.

The smoke from the fire has impacted air quality and visibility across a large area in both the mountains and Sacramento Valley. Air quality advisories have been issued.

The steep, rugged terrain along with very hot and dry conditions is making to difficult for firefighters to gain the upperhand on the blaze. Containment is updated at 97%.

The weekend forecast is not expected to give much rest to the nearly 1,400 weary firefighters tackling the blaze. Heat and low humidity are forecast to blanket the area for at least several days. Temperatures in the region are expected to top out in the mid to upper 90's.

American Fire Status (8-29-2013)

  • Deadwood Ridge, northeast of Foresthill
  • Total Personnel 1,001
  • Size 26,194 acres
  • Percent Contained 97%
  • Moderate to extreme fire behavior occurred over the fire area. The alignment of topography and the predicted weather patterns are contributing to fire movement
    source: (Inciweb)




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