Mosquito Ridge Road Reopening
Incident: American Wildfire
Contact: Gwen Ernst-Ulrich
American Fire Information – (530) 367-8020
August 29, 2013
Tahoe National Forest to Re-open Mosquito Ridge Road on Friday;
Other Closures Continue
Nevada City, CA – The Tahoe National Forest intends to re-open the entire Mosquito Ridge Road to all traffic at 8 a.m. on Friday, August 30, 2013. A portion of the road has been closed for public and firefighter safety as a result of the American Fire burning in Placer County northeast of Foresthill, California. Decreased fire suppression activity as the fire reaches containment has lessened emergency traffic on the road.
To ensure continued public and firefighter safety during wildfire suppression and rehabilitation activities, the entire fire area, including all roads and trails within the following described area, remains closed: west of Deadwood Ridge Road, south of Foresthill Divide Road, east of Flat Ravine Road, and north of Mosquito Ridge Road.
The following Forest Service Roads (FSR) on the American Fire area perimeter are still closed until further notice:
Deadwood Ridge Road (FSR 6149) from Foresthill Divide Road (FSR 0088) to the road’s end.
Foresthill Divide Road (FSR 0088) from the intersection of Humbug Canyon Road (FSR 66) to Robinson Flat.
Flat Ravine Road (FSR 43) from Robinson Flat Campground to Mosquito Ridge Road (FSR 96).
Popular recreation sites within the fire area that remain closed follow:
The Western States Trail (Forest Trail 16E10) from the Michigan Bluff trailhead to Robinson Flat.
Trail Loop 6 (FSR 11-44, the Codfish Loop) at its intersection with Tie 5-6 (FSR 11-38) on Mitchell Mine Road (FSR 88-11).
Robinson Flat Campground.
Individuals with questions may contact the American River Ranger District at 530-367-2224 or visit the office at 22830 Foresthill Divide Road in Foresthill, California, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.