14 Aug 2009, 11:04pm
California
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Yuba Fire

Location: 1 miles S of Dobbins, Yuba Co. CA
Specific Location: Lake Francis near Colgate Powerhouse, Approx. Lat 39° 20´ 25″” Lon 121° 12´ 19″

Date of Origin: 08/14/2009
Cause: Red-tail Hawk into Powerline

Situation as of 08/23/2009 7:00 pm
Personnel: 76 (no update)
Size: 3,891 acres
Percent contained: 100%

Recreational areas have been re-opened to the public.
CAL FIRE Team #10 transitioned the incident back under the units command on August 21.

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Situation as of 08/23/2009 7:00 am
Personnel: 723 (no update)
Size: 3,891 acres
Percent contained: 95%

Expected date of containment: August 23, 2023

Demobilization of resources and personnel is underway. Residents must remain vigilant for changes in fire conditions. Recreational areas have been re-opened to the public.

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Situation as of 08/21/2009 6:00 pm
Personnel: 723
Size: 3,891 acres
Percent contained: 95%

Costs to date: $10.7 million

Expected date of containment: August 23, 2023

CAL FIRE Team #10 will transition the incident back under the units command today.

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Situation as of 08/20/2009 8:00 pm
Personnel: 953
Size: 3,891 acres
Percent contained: 85%

Costs to date: $10 million

Expected date of containment: August 23, 2023

The threat to power lines from the Colgate Hydroelectric Plant and associated PG&E infrastructure has been mitigated. Firefighters are patrolling for smoke and extinguishing smoldering fires.

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Situation as of 08/19/2009 6:30 pm
Personnel: 1,691
Size: 3,891 acres
Percent contained: 80%

Costs to date: $8.3 million

Structures Destroyed: 2 residences

Expected date of containment: August 22, 2023

Evacuations have been lifted in all areas. Residents returning home should be prepared to immediately evacuate if conditions warrant additional evacuations.

Firefighters continue making progress constructing fire line and have completed a contingency line to the east. Last night’s burning operation was successful in mitigating potential fire hazards in the eastern portion of the fire. Firefighters are patrolling for smoke and extinguishing smoldering fires. The fire continues to threaten critical power lines from the Colgate Hydroelectric plant.

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Situation as of 08/18/2009 6:30 pm
Personnel: 1,615
Size: 3,611 acres
Percent contained: 45%

Costs to date: $6.8 million

Structures Destroyed: 2 residences

Evacuations have been lifted in all areas. Lake Francis Road will be open to residents only. Residents returning home should be prepared to immediately evacuate if conditions warrant additional evacuations.

The powerline supplying the North Sacramento County area which includes City of Sacramento, Beale AFB, and Yuba City has been restored.

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Situation as of 08/17/2009 8:00 pm
Personnel: 1,598
Size: 3,582 acres
Percent contained: 30%

Costs to date: $ 4.5 million

Structures Destroyed: 2 residences
Threatened: Hundreds of structures threatened.

A community meeting was held at the Dobbins-Oregon House Community Center off of Marysville Road at noon today. Commanders are evaluating the current situation to identify when evacuated residents will be able to return to their homes. Residents returning home should be prepared to immediately evacuate if conditions warrant additional evacuations. The powerline supplying the North Sacramento County area which includes City of Sacramento, Beale AFB, and Yuba City has been restored.

Open fire line remains on the NE side (Yuba Co.) and the E side of the fire (Nevada Co.).

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Situation as of 08/17/2009 9:00 am
Personnel: 1,305
Size: 3,260 acres
Percent contained: 25%

Costs to date: $3.0 million

Voluntary evacuations remain in effect for portions of the community of Dobbins. There are mandatory evacuations and road closures for Providence Rd, Candlewood Way, Yuba Nevada Road, Lake Francis Rd, Halvey Rd, Frank Harding Way, Colgate Tunnel Ln, Road 1052, Canyon View, and a portion of Marysville Rd east of Lake Francis Rd. An evacuation shelter has been set up at the Dobbins-Oregon House Community Center. Nevada County Voluntary evacuations are in effect for Troost Trail.

Fire investigators have confirmed the initial fire was started by a bird into a powerline, but another fire in the area remains under investigation.

The fire jumped the Yuba River on Saturday August 15, 2009, and is established in timber and steep rocky terrain. Firefighters made excellent progress last night constructing fire line and conducting firing operations. Open fire line remains on the NE side (Yuba Co.) and the E side of the fire (Nevada Co.).

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Situation as of 08/16/2009 10:00 am
Personnel: 1,385
Size: 2,200 acres
Percent contained: 15%

Costs to date: $1.8 million

Hundreds of structures threatened, 2 structure destroyed off Lake Francis Road.

Voluntary evacuations remain in effect for portions of the community of Dobbins. There are mandatory evacuations and road closures for Providence Rd, Candlewood Way, Yuba Nevada Road, Lake Francis Rd, Halvey Rd, Frank Harding Way, Colgate Tunnel Ln, Road 1052, Canyon View, and a portion of Marysville Rd east of Lake Francis Rd. An evacuation shelter has been set up at the Dobbins-Oregon House Community Center. For specific evacuation and road closure information please contact the Yuba Fire Information Center at (530) 823-4083.

The fire has jumped the Yuba River and in now burning in the French Corral area. There is an immediate threat to Colgate Powerhouse and transmission lines. Four major powerlines and three powerhouses that produce 300 Megawatts of power remain de-energized.

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Situation as of 08/14/2009 9:00 pm
Personnel: 450
Size: 800 - 950 acres
Percent contained: 15%

2 structure destroyed off Lake Francis Road. Multiple structures threatened.

Evacuations in place for Lake Francis Road, Yuba-Nevada Road, Cook Lane, Colton Way, Candlewood, Delong, Ranger Trail, Stewart Road, Rices Texas Hill, Rices Crossing (south end).

A major power outage in the city of Dobbins. An evacuation center has been set up at the Loma Rica Community Church (11234 Loma Rica Road, Loma Rica, CA. or (530) 743-5435.)

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