American Fire AM Update 8-21-13
Incident: American Wildfire
Cooperating Agencies: PlacerCounty Sheriff’s Department,PlacerCounty, Placer County Water Agency, CHP,ForesthillSchool, Foresthill Fire Department
Fire Status: Crews continue to mop up containment lines on the west side of the fire. On the north and north-east edge, fire crews continue to hold and improve containment lines and prepare for firing operations if needed. Efforts to contain the fire along the more difficult steep and hazardous terrain on the east and south-east perimeters continues with crews using direct fire attack methods where possible, roll out of burning material remains a concern. Aircraft are supporting crews on the ground when smoke conditions permit flying.
The fire is established in Antoine, Manilla, Scewrauger andCavanahCanyons, consumption of heavy fuels will continue to contribute to smoke in surrounding areas.
Yesterday afternoon, a thunderstorm began to develop south-east of the area resulting in erratic winds over the fire area. A RedFlag Warning remains in effect until 11:00 pm Wednesday.
Resources: Total Personnel: 1822
Hand Crews: 51 Engines: 72 Dozers: 40 Water Tenders: 42 Helicopters: 13
Structures Destroyed: 4 structures have been destroyed by the American Fire.
Closure Update: Foresthill Rd is closed from Forest Rd 66 to Robinson Flat Campround andForest Rd 43 from Robinson Flat Campground toMosquito Ridge Rd.
Robinson Flat Campground and Duncan Peak Lookout remain closed.
Forest Order No 17-13-06 has closed portions of the Tahoe NF on the AmericanRanger District. http://tinyurl.com/mvx4w3c
Further information:InformationCallCenter (530) 367-8020
Smoke information: www.placer.ca.gov/apcd