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The mosquito fire intensified over Friday night, continuing to tear through the rugged foothills. of Placer and El Dorado counties, threat more than 3000 homes.
Now the fire area is estimated at 33,754 acres. of roughly 4,000 acres since yesterday, Cal Fire said Saturday morning. fire threatens nearly 5,900 structures in Foresthill, Volcanoville, Georgetown and other localities. in foothills of the Sierra.
fire that started Tuesday evening near Oxbow Reservoir in According to Cal Fire, Placer County still holds 0%.
Multiple communities remain under evacuation orders, including Foresthill, Georgetown, Todd Valley, Volcanoville, and Michigan Bluff. The El Dorado National Forest Twitter account reported on Saturday that 11,117 people were evacuated.
Approximately 1700 fire personnel fight fire. cause hasn’t been determined, Cal Fire said.
Fire officials said the buildings were destroyed in Vulcanoville. There is also reports of damage in Foresthill.
“The fire really affected the city of Foresthill (Thursday) at night and (Friday) morning,” wrote the Foresthill Fire District. on this is website Friday evening. “Although we do not have specific details regarding property loss we do know that crews from all over the state are assigned to protect our community did a good job of minimizing property damage and we are grateful for their efforts in very unfavorable conditions.
Sacramento region smoke forecast
air for many of foothills of the Sierra near fire remains Dangerous Saturday morning. But the Sacramento Valley may see relief on Saturday and Sunday.
Air quality indicators on Saturday morning in Auburn area showed “dangerous” conditions, i.e. residents should avoid all outdoor activities. Similar conditions have been observed in Grass Valley and Nevada City area. The U.S. Interagency Wildlife Fire Response Program wrote on Saturday, air quality around Auburn and foothills will improve a bit this afternoon, but still remain at unhealthy levels.
Folsom, Granite Bay, Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln all air qualitative in “good”moderate” range. air was good in most of Sacramento County.
Eric Kurt, weather forecaster with The National Weather Service reported that offshore winds should blow the smoke to the east on Saturday, but that “there will still be quite a lot of smoke in foothills area”. The wind can blow some smoke and haze off the coast in region.
Uplands in the south of It might rain on Highway 50 or thunderstorms, he said. This moisture will move north on Sunday, but most likely remain East of mosquito fire.
Firefighters fighting blaze to receive help from heat wave after Saturday. In a few days of three-digit reading, high temperature in foresthill area was predicted hit 88 degrees on Saturday.
Theft suspect arrested inside fire zone
Placer County sheriff’s deputies said Friday they have arrested an El Dorado County male suspect. of robbery home inside the evacuation zone.
20-year-old Logan Gross was arrested. on suspicion of robbery home on block 6000 of parkwood court in Todd Valley, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said. on social media.
The deputies stated that found items taken from home inside Gross truck.
Law enforcement officials said they were patrolling evacuation zones. of Placer and El Dorado counties for defense homes from break-ins.
This story was originally published September 10, 2022 at 9:23 am.