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Robbers Fire Updates SUNDAY



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(Sacramento, CA)
Sunday, July 15, 2012

Monday's Robbers Fire coverage

Updated at 11:22 p.m.

Fox40 report from the scene of the only residence burned in the Robbers Fire. The report includes a telephone interview with the owner of the vacation cabin that burned to the ground.

 

 

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Updated at 7:54 p.m.
 
Cal Fire reports that the fire continues to spread on the north and east sides, threatening
Brushy Creek Subdivision, Haynes Mine, and Kings Hill. Resources are assigned to structure defense in the threatened areas.
 
Containment is now 30 percent with 2,400 acres burnt. Four outbuildings and one home have been lost. There are 2,147 people working the blaze, with 12 injuries reported.
 
Evacuations remain in effect for homes off Yankee Jims Canyon & Shirttail Canyon area, as well as parts of Iowa Hill. 170 homes are threatened and 350 people have been evacuated.
 
The following streets are evacuated: Just Rd., Bigg Dipper Rd., Glory Mound Rd., Kings Hill Rdl., Brush 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 Shrit Tail Canyon.
 
Road closures: Just Rd., Big Dipper Rd., Glory Mound Rd., Kings Hill Rd., Brushy Bear Rd., Brushy Creek Rd. and Shirt Tail Canyon Rd.
 
The American Red Cross has established an evacuation shelter at the Foresthill High School. An animal shelter is located at the Pleasant Street entrance of the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn.
 
Cooperating agencies: CAL FIRE, local numerour fire agencies, Placer County Sheriff, CHP, CalEMA, Placer County, OES, BLM, CDR.
 
Engines: 16
Fire Crews: 58
Airtankers: 2
Helicopters: 15
Bulldozers: 40
Water tenders: 20
 
 
Updated at 4:00 p.m.
 
Cal Fire is reporting the cost of fighting the Robbers Fire stood at $3.2 million as of early Sunday. The nearly 2,000 people working the fire from the air and ground are maintaining a 20 percent containment rate in the rugged, heavily timbered area.
 
The Auburn Journal reported earlier Sunday that a fire crew is standing by a home as the flames moved to withing one-half mile of the structure.  See the Auburn Journal Story.
 
The American Red Cross has established an evacuation shelter at the Foresthill High School. Animal Shelter is located at the Pleasant Street entrance of the Gold Country Fairgrounds.

 

Updated at 8:15 a.m.

From Cal Fire:

Acres burned: 2,250.  Containment: 20% 

Structures Destroyed: 1 residence & 3 outbuildings  

Threatened:  170 residences

Evacuations:  Evacuations remain in effect for homes off Yankee Jims Canyon & 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 

Robbers01 photo by Kim Lorenz, Cal EMA

(photo credit: Kim Lorenz, Cal EMA)

Injuries:  11  

Cause:  Under Investigation 

Total Fire Personnel:  1,952 personnel  

Engines:  170 engines  

Fire crews:  59 crews   

Airtankers:  2 air tankers  

Helicopters:  15 helicopter  

Dozers:  36 bulldozers   

Water tenders:  20 water tenders  

Conditions:  Fire continues to spread on the East and North sides of the fire threatening Brushy Creek Subdivision, Haynes Mine, and Kings Hill. Resources are assigned to structure defense in the threatened areas.

The Red Cross moved the Evacuation Center to the Foresthill High School Gym. 

Animal Shelter is located at the Pleasant Street entrance of the Gold Country Fairgrounds

Road Closures: Just Rd., Big Dipper Rd., Glory Mound Rd., Kings Hill Rd., Brushy Bear Rd., Brushy Creek Rd., Shirt Tail Canyon Rd.  

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Placer County's Health Advisory remains in effect through today:  

Widespread smoky conditions will affect Placer County from the valley to the Lake Tahoe area from the Robbers Fire. Average concentrations of fie particulates (PM2.5) found in smoke, continue to fluctuate throughout the day, with conditions ranging from moderate to hazardous depending on the location. Read More

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How is the fire affecting animals and livestock in the region?  Here's a short report from Fox40 on the Robbers Fire Animal Evacuation Center on the Auburn Fairgrounds.

Saturday's Robbers Fire coverage

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