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Evacuations Ordered in Foresthill Area



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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

 

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Updated at 11:05 p.m.

Press release from Place County:

FORESTHILL EVACUATION SHELTER TO REMAIN OPEN THROUGH NIGHT BECAUSE OF ROBBERS FIRE, BUT COLFAX EVACUATION CENTER IS CLOSED

The evacuation center at the Foresthill Veterans Memorial Hall at 24601 Harrison Road in Foresthill has been designated an overnight shelter for residents displaced by the Robbers Fire.

 At 7:45 p.m., about 25 people were staying at the Foresthill shelter. It is being operated by the American Red Cross with support from the Placer County Health and Human Services Department.

A decision was made to close the evacuation center at the Colfax Veterans Memorial Hall in Colfax because no one was staying there Wednesday evening.

The fire is burning in rugged terrain east of the north fork of the American River. The fire is on the Foresthill side of the river and moving toward Iowa Hill.

The Placer County Sheriff's Office issued an evacuation order for residents in the Kings Hill Road and Bushy Bear Ridge areas that remained in effect at 9 p.m. Wednesday. The Sheriff's Office also made an emergency broadcast notice for residents within a one-mile radius of Iowa Hill to be ready to evacuate Wednesday evening.

At 9:45 p.m., Cal FIRE reported the fire had burned about 200 acres, but was 20 percent contained. It is burning near Yankee Jim's and Shirttail Canyon roads.

For evacuation-related information, the public and media are urged to call the Placer County Office of Emergency Services at 530-886-5310.

 

Updated at 10:38 p.m.

Cal Fire is reporting the Robbers fire remains at 200 acres and is 20 percent contained.

 

Updated at 6:40 p.m.

Press release from Placer County:

FORESTHILL EVACUATION CENTER SET UP IN RESPONSE TO ROBBERS FIRE

Evacuation centers are open in the Foresthill Veterans Memorial Hall at 24601 Harrison Road in Foresthill and the Colfax Veterans Memorial Hall at 23 Sunset Circle for residents who have left their homes because of the Robbers Fire.

The fire is burning in rugged terrain east of the north fork of the American River. The fire is on the Foresthill side of the river and moving toward Iowa Hill.

The Placer County Sheriff's Office has issued an evacuation order for residents in the Kings Hill Road area and made an emergency broadcast notice for residents within a one-mile radius of Iowa Hill to be ready to evacuate.

As of 6:30 p.m., Cal FIRE was reporting the fire had burned about 120 acres. It is burning near Yankee Jim's and Shirttail Canyon roads.

For evacuation-related information, the public and media are urged to call the Placer County Office of Emergency Services at 530-886-5310.

For fire information, contact the Cal FIRE call center at 530-823-4083. 

 

Updated at 6:30 p.m.

Cal Fire reports that six airtankers, five helicopters, 10 hand crews, 20 engines, 4 dozers and 250 firefighters are battling the blaze.

 

Updated at 6:15 p.m.

Cal Fire is reporting the fire had doubled in size to 120 acres by the time crews ariived on the scene. several people have been ordered to evacuate and the Iowa Hill area is under an evacuation warning.

The fire started after 3 p.m. and is under investigation. Due to low humidity and high temperatures, the blaze is quickly spreading.

 

Posted at 5:50 p.m.

A fire is burning in Placer County near Foresthill.   The Robbers fire is several dozen acres and burning near homes in dense forest.  Cal Fire bombers are dropping retardant and crews are on the ground from fire departments in the area. 

Cal Fire is reporting several people have been ordered to evacuate and the Iowa Hill area is under an evacuation warning.

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