Colfax has a quilt shop, antique stores and restaurants and
bars. Frank Klein is President of the Colfax Chamber of Commerce.
He says there haven't been as many tourists in town lately.
"It's definitely been slower that I've seen. And I'm just
hoping that it does end quickly so we can all get back to some
The Red Frog bar and grill sits about a mile outside of town,
on Highway 174. Most of their customers are locals.
Randy Brock with the Red Frog says people are worried about
the Robbers Fire jumping the American River and reaching
"Oh yeah, that's what everybody's talking about - the main
Meanwhile, Brock says business has actually been about the
"It makes more of a difference when the fire is closer to
us. It's like we can see the smoke but really can't see the flame
unless it's night time. As long as it doesn't jump over the river,
The Robbers Fire began last Wednesday.