Updated at 7:44 p.m.
Cal Fire says the Robbers Fire has grown to 1,950 acres and is still 20 percent contained. The latest incident update states that three outbuildings have been lost in the fire, and 170 residences are threatened.
The number of injuries has grown by one, to nine. There are 1,952 people working on the fire.
The following streets are evacuated: Just Rd., Big Dipper Rd., Glory Mound Rd., Kings Hill Rd., Brushy Bear Rd., Brushy Creek Ln., Macy Creek, Adelin, Blind Doe, Mountain Lion, Spring Garden Rd, Log Cabin Ln, Pine Mountain Rd, Small Hope Mine Ln, Owl Creek Rd and parts of Shirttail Canyon .
The KCRA website is reporting that fire crews are working in the Brushy Canyon subdivision in an effort to save several homes in the path of the Robbers Fire.
Cal Fire says three strike teams, comprised of five engines each, rushed into the rural Brushy Canyon subdivision Saturday evening as flames pushed very close to several homes.
Fire officials say there are at least 20 engines and
dozens of firefighters now battling to save
YubaNet has a gallery of Robbers Fire photos submitted by members of the public.
Updated at 1 p.m.
Cal Fire is reporting the Robbers Fire has cost an estimated $1.7 million. An incident update fact sheet states there are 1,963 people working the fire as of 9 a.m. today.
The fire remains at 1,427 acres with 20 percent containment.
There are 165 fire engines; 55 fire crews; 19 bulldozers; 2 airtankers; 14 helicopters and 17 water tenders assigned to the blaze, which began late Wednesday afternoon.
From the Auburn Journal:
Bolstered by hundreds of firefighters converging on the Robbers Fire from around the state, the effort to stop the stubborn blaze between Foresthill and Colfax moved into a weekend that promised more tough battles.
As the number of rural Foresthill and Iowa Hill-area residents evacuated from their mountain homes rose to 350, Cal Fire was warning that the fire was far from being extinguished and the danger of a breakout remained very much alive in the walls of flame and columns of smoke firefighters were confronting.
Cal Fire information officer Daniel Berlant said that additional personnel have been added to the attack because of the threat of disaster, as gusting, fickle winds blow flames and embers around.
"There is so much potential for growth," Berlant said. "We want to ensure there are plenty of resources here if the fire picks up."
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Updated at 7:14 a.m.
From Cal Fire:
The fire remains active and is moving in two directions - northeast and southeast. The fire has burned up to Brushy Creek in the Yankee Jims area, and with with winds coming out of the south, the fire is also burning towards the northeast.
Acres burned: 1,427
Containment: 20 percent
Structures destroyed: One outbuilding
Threatened: 170 residences
Evacuations remain in effect for homes off Yankee Jims Canyon and Shirttail Canyon area, as well as parts of Iowa Hill.
The following streets are evacuated: Just Rd., Big Dipper Rd., Glory Mound Rd., Kings Hill Rd., Brushy Bear Rd., Brushy Creek Ln., Macy Creek, Adelin, Blind Doe, Mountain Lion, Spring Garden Rd, Log Cabin Ln, Pine Mountain Rd, Small Hope Mine Ln, Owl Creek Rd and parts of Shirttail Canyon
Total fire personnel: 1,626
Fire crews: 55
Water tenders: 17
Cooperating Agencies: Cal Fire, local numerous fire agencies, Placer County Sherrif, CHP, CalEMA, Placer County OES, BLM, CDCR.
Cause: Under investigation.