American Fire Update 9-1-13
Incident: American Wildfire
Location: Placer County, CaliforniaDate of Fire Start: August 10, 2013 4:35 p.m
Cause: Under Investigation Size: 27,440 acresContainment: 100 percent
Management: California Interagency Incident Management Team 4
Cooperating Agencies: Placer County Sheriff’s Department, Placer County, Placer County Water Agency, CHP, Foresthill School, ForesthillFire Department, California Conservation Corps
Fire Status: With full containment of the American Fire, California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 will transition management of the fire to a local incident management team. Transfer of commandwill occur at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, September 2.
Today, crews will continue to patrol the fire area seeking out hotspots. Firefighters working in the interior of the fire are paying close attention to hazards including burned trees and holes in the ground caused by burned out stumps and root systems. Heavy equipment continues to be used to repair roads and fire lines constructed withdozers. A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team has started work identifying areas within the fire to be repaired prior to winterrains.
Resources: Total Personnel: 667Hand Crews: 14 Engines: 25 Dozers: 3 Water Tenders: 19 Helicopters: 2
French Meadow Reservoir and access to the Oxbow Middle Fork AmericanRafting Launch are open.
The following Forest Service Roads (FSR) along the American Fire area perimeter remain closed:
Deadwood Ridge Road (FSR 6149) from Foresthill Divide Road (FSR 0088)to the road’s end; Foresthill Divide Road (FSR 0088) from theintersection of Humbug Canyon Road (FSR 66) to Robinson Flat; and Flat Ravine Road (FSR 43) from Robinson Flat Campground to Mosquito RidgeRoad (FSR 96).
Robinson Flat Campground and Duncan Peak Lookout also remain closed.
Effective August 31, 2013, the Tahoe National Forest has issued a newForest Order, Number 17-13-07, closing portions of the Tahoe NF on the American River Ranger District. Go to www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe for more information.
Further information: American Fire Information recorded update (530)367-8020 www.inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3624 Follow us onTwitter https://twitter.com/Tahoe_NFFor smoke information:www.placer.ca.gov/apcd