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Some residents in the community of Georgetown in El Dorado County can begin returning home after firefighters have made progress in keeping the Mosquito Fire away, officials said.The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office reduced the evacuation order, a lawful mandate to leave immediately, to an evacuation warning, which is a recommendation to be ready to leave in case wildfire activity becomes threatening. For evacuated residents, a drop from order to warning is also a green light for them to begin repopulating. Evacuation orders were reduced for the area west of Wentworth Springs Road at Citabria Lane, north of Greenwood Road and Graybar Mine Road. Also included is east of Highway 193 at Sliger Mine Road, and south of Bottle Hill Road and Snow Cap Road. The reduced orders do not include Sliger Mine Road north of Loriel Drive and Spanish Dry Diggins Road north of Odyssey Falls Drive.Georgetown is about 18 miles north of Placerville and about 19 miles east of Auburn.The fire has burned at least 71,292 acres and is 20% contained as of Friday evening. Containment, which is a measure of the perimeter crews have established to prevent the spread of a wildfire, has remained at 20% since Tuesday evening.Our KCRA 3 meteorology team said forecast winds on Saturday may also pose a risk for risky fire growth. Battling the blazeFire crews have been able to hold the Mosquito Fire’s control lines over the past few days, keeping it from spreading into nearby communities. However, Cal Fire said there is a threat of stronger winds in the coming days due to an incoming cold front. “Crews will relentlessly patrol the fire’s perimeter for heat, smoke, and any potential issues that could cause the fire to jump containment lines,” Cal Fire said in its Friday morning incident update. | VIDEO BELOW | Q&A: Cal Fire on response, timeline for residents reentering Mosquito Fire evacuation zonesOfficials said that the fire’s eastern flank remained active and head steady growth toward the Ramsey Crossing area Thursday. “There, crews are using defensive firing operations along the Eleven Pines Road and control lines running south through Devil’s Peak to stop the fire’s growth towards McCulloh,” Cal Fire said.Watch below | Raw: Vehicles, structures near Foresthill High School destroyed A cold front is forecast to arrive this weekend, meaning cooler temperatures, rain and higher humidity. Although this weather could help firefighters, stronger winds are also forecast, meaning embers could be cast farther out in front of the fire. Meanwhile, authorities said that 73 structures have been destroyed. Cal Fire said 9,236 structures remain threatened.Evacuation orders expand, power out for thousandsEvacuation orders expanded Tuesday for communities in Placer and El Dorado counties.The community of Stumpy Meadows was ordered to evacuate Tuesday afternoon by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office because of the Mosquito Fire. The boundaries for the evacuated area are east of Stumpy Meadows, west of Wentworth Springs Road and the Ice Hours Road intersection. That also includes south of the El Dorado-Placer county border north of Onion Creek.In Placer County, the Yankee Jims and Shirttail Canyon areas were also forced to evacuate Tuesday afternoon. This includes south of Big Dipper through Kings Hill and through Black Bear and Grills Hill.There are also evacuation warnings for Iowa Hill Road at Mineral Bar to Elliot Ranch Road, north of Big Dipper and Adelia Hill. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. also reported about 2,600 customers in both El Dorado and Placer counties without power as of 8 a.m. Wednesday. The Mosquito Fire started on the evening of Sept. 6 near Mosquito Ridge Road on the north side of the Oxbow Reservoir. The Oxbow Reservoir is about 11 miles east of the community of Foresthill. Foresthill is located about 20 miles northeast of Auburn. Cal Fire said the steep and rugged terrain of the fire makes it difficult for crews to access the fire directly. Cal Fire hopes to fully contain the fire by Oct. 15. However, containment is not a measure of how much of the fire is extinguished but rather a gauge as to how much of a line crews have around the fire perimeter to prevent the fire from spreading. See all evacuation orders and warnings below. App users, click here.Evacuation centersPlacer CountySierra College — 5100 Sierra College Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95677 (Parking in Lot B, shelter will be in the Building J cafeteria)El Dorado CountyCameron Park Services District — 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682. Overnight shelter, meals, showers, limited health services and parking for trailers will be provided. Animals in crates and carriers will also be accepted.Green Valley Community Church — 3500 Missouri Flat Road, Placerville, CA. This location with accept human and small domestic animals on leashes or in creates. No Large animal and no birds. Limited RV parking and no hookups.Animal evacuation centersPlacer County Gold Country Fairgrounds — 209 Fairgate Road, Auburn, CaliforniaDiamond Springs Shelter (small animals only) — 6435 Capitol Avenue, Diamond Springs, CA 95619Rancho Murieta Equestrian Center (equines only) — Call for information: 916-985-7334Flying M Ranch (large animals only) — 5421 Buck Mountain Road, Placerville, CA 95667Road ClosuresThe Placer County Sheriff’s Office said hard road closures are in place on Foresthill Road and Lincoln Way in Auburn. There are also closures at the Old Foresthill Road at the Confluence.The eastbound Interstate 80 offramp to Foresthill Road is closed due to the fire.(Click through the gallery below for a glimpse at the firefight.) Large Mosquito Fire flare-up spottedKCRA 3 Photojournalist John Breedlove captured a large flare-up from the Mosquito Fire. A massive column of smoke could be seen coming up from those flames. That flare-up has since destroyed vehicles and structures near Foresthill High School. Foresthill students take classes in AuburnHigh school is tough enough without students having to worry about their town or school burning in a massive wildfire.Yet, for 200 Foresthill High School students, they are now taking classes at Placer High in Auburn while the town of Foresthill remains under an evacuation order because of the Mosquito Fire.”The first few days, I wasn’t able to focus because the fire kept getting closer and closer to our town,” said Foresthill sophomore Bryce Dowling. Full story here. Foresthill resident who didn’t evacuate recalls terrifying flare-upMitch Griffith has lived in the town of Foresthill in Placer County for the last 22 years.He is also one of the residents who chose to stay put when mandatory evacuations were issued for his home when the Mosquito Fire began threatening that area.“Tuesday morning was a great morning,” Griffith said. “It was beautiful. Everything was great, and then this fire jumped up.” Full story here.El Dorado County residents can check if their home is destroyedResidents in El Dorado County that had to evacuate because of the wildfire burning in the area can now start checking if their homes are still standing.The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office released an interactive map that lets you click on homes that are color-coded based on the amount of damage. Damaged or destroyed homes will also include pictures showing what the house looks like. Homes without damage will not have their pictures posted.According to the sheriff’s office, if you don’t see your home on the map, you are encouraged to check back later as crews continue to assess damages by the wildfire. Currently, the map shows homes in the Volcanoville, Georgetown and Quintette areas.View that map below. App users, click here.State of emergency declared Placer County issued a local emergency due to the blaze.“A local emergency proclamation asserts continuing risk to life and property and that the response is beyond the capabilities of local resources,” a release from the county said. “Placer’s proclamation requests state and federal assistance, but neither a state nor a federal disaster has yet been declared that would authorize individual disaster assistance for residents and businesses.” Gov. Gavin Newsom also declared a state of emergency in Placer and El Dorado counties due to the fires. With the state of emergency declared, that opens up federal resources to assist in combating the fire. PG&E files incident report to CPUCIt’s still unclear how the Mosquito Fire started. However, PG&E filed a report with the state’s public utility commission for a pole near where the fire started. The U.S. Forest Service had placed “caution tape around the base of a PG&E transmission pole” the report said on Thursday. “Thus far, PG&E has observed no damage or abnormal conditions to the pole or our facilities near Oxbow Reservoir, has not observed down conductor in the area or any vegetation related issues.”PG&E is investigating. Here’s a look at the current air quality in Northern CaliforniaSmoke from the Mosquito Fire burning in Placer and El Dorado counties will continue to impact areas across the Sacramento region, according to Spare the Air. The Sacramento Metropolitan, El Dorado, Feather River, Placer and Yolo-Solano air districts forecast unhealthy air quality for parts of the region.| MORE | Sacramento region’s air quality impacted by unhealthy smoke from the Mosquito Fire

Some residents in the community of Georgetown in El Dorado County can begin returning home after firefighters have made progress in keeping the Mosquito Fire away, officials said.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office reduced the evacuation order, a lawful mandate to leave immediately, to an evacuation warning, which is a recommendation to be ready to leave in case wildfire activity becomes threatening. For evacuated residents, a drop from order to warning is also a green light for them to begin repopulating.

Evacuation orders were reduced for the area west of Wentworth Springs Road at Citabria Lane, north of Greenwood Road and Graybar Mine Road. Also included is east of Highway 193 at Sliger Mine Road, and south of Bottle Hill Road and Snow Cap Road.

The reduced orders do not include Sliger Mine Road north of Loriel Drive and Spanish Dry Diggins Road north of Odyssey Falls Drive.

Georgetown is about 18 miles north of Placerville and about 19 miles east of Auburn.

The fire has burned at least 71,292 acres and is 20% contained as of Friday evening. Containment, which is a measure of the perimeter crews have established to prevent the spread of a wildfire, has remained at 20% since Tuesday evening.

Our KCRA 3 meteorology team said forecast winds on Saturday may also pose a risk for risky fire growth.

Battling the blaze

Fire crews have been able to hold the Mosquito Fire’s control lines over the past few days, keeping it from spreading into nearby communities.

However, Cal Fire said there is a threat of stronger winds in the coming days due to an incoming cold front.

“Crews will relentlessly patrol the fire’s perimeter for heat, smoke, and any potential issues that could cause the fire to jump containment lines,” Cal Fire said in its Friday morning incident update.

| VIDEO BELOW | Q&A: Cal Fire on response, timeline for residents reentering Mosquito Fire evacuation zones

Officials said that the fire’s eastern flank remained active and head steady growth toward the Ramsey Crossing area Thursday.

“There, crews are using defensive firing operations along the Eleven Pines Road and control lines running south through Devil’s Peak to stop the fire’s growth towards McCulloh,” Cal Fire said.

Watch below | Raw: Vehicles, structures near Foresthill High School destroyed

A cold front is forecast to arrive this weekend, meaning cooler temperatures, rain and higher humidity. Although this weather could help firefighters, stronger winds are also forecast, meaning embers could be cast farther out in front of the fire.

Meanwhile, authorities said that 73 structures have been destroyed. Cal Fire said 9,236 structures remain threatened.

Evacuation orders expand, power out for thousands

Evacuation orders expanded Tuesday for communities in Placer and El Dorado counties.

The community of Stumpy Meadows was ordered to evacuate Tuesday afternoon by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office because of the Mosquito Fire. The boundaries for the evacuated area are east of Stumpy Meadows, west of Wentworth Springs Road and the Ice Hours Road intersection. That also includes south of the El Dorado-Placer county border north of Onion Creek.

In Placer County, the Yankee Jims and Shirttail Canyon areas were also forced to evacuate Tuesday afternoon. This includes south of Big Dipper through Kings Hill and through Black Bear and Grills Hill.

There are also evacuation warnings for Iowa Hill Road at Mineral Bar to Elliot Ranch Road, north of Big Dipper and Adelia Hill.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. also reported about 2,600 customers in both El Dorado and Placer counties without power as of 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The Mosquito Fire started on the evening of Sept. 6 near Mosquito Ridge Road on the north side of the Oxbow Reservoir. The Oxbow Reservoir is about 11 miles east of the community of Foresthill. Foresthill is located about 20 miles northeast of Auburn.

Cal Fire said the steep and rugged terrain of the fire makes it difficult for crews to access the fire directly.

Cal Fire hopes to fully contain the fire by Oct. 15. However, containment is not a measure of how much of the fire is extinguished but rather a gauge as to how much of a line crews have around the fire perimeter to prevent the fire from spreading.

Evacuation centers

Placer County

Sierra College — 5100 Sierra College Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95677 (Parking in Lot B, shelter will be in the Building J cafeteria)

El Dorado County

Cameron Park Services District — 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682. Overnight shelter, meals, showers, limited health services and parking for trailers will be provided. Animals in crates and carriers will also be accepted.

Green Valley Community Church — 3500 Missouri Flat Road, Placerville, CA. This location with accept human and small domestic animals on leashes or in creates. No Large animal and no birds. Limited RV parking and no hookups.

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Animal evacuation centers

Placer County

Gold Country Fairgrounds — 209 Fairgate Road, Auburn, California

Diamond Springs Shelter (small animals only) — 6435 Capitol Avenue, Diamond Springs, CA 95619

Rancho Murieta Equestrian Center (equines only) — Call for information: 916-985-7334

Flying M Ranch (large animals only) — 5421 Buck Mountain Road, Placerville, CA 95667

Road Closures

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said hard road closures are in place on Foresthill Road and Lincoln Way in Auburn. There are also closures at the Old Foresthill Road at the Confluence.

The eastbound Interstate 80 offramp to Foresthill Road is closed due to the fire.

(Click through the gallery below for a glimpse at the firefight.)

Large Mosquito Fire flare-up spotted

KCRA 3 Photojournalist John Breedlove captured a large flare-up from the Mosquito Fire.

A massive column of smoke could be seen coming up from those flames. That flare-up has since destroyed vehicles and structures near Foresthill High School.

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Foresthill students take classes in Auburn

High school is tough enough without students having to worry about their town or school burning in a massive wildfire.

Yet, for 200 Foresthill High School students, they are now taking classes at Placer High in Auburn while the town of Foresthill remains under an evacuation order because of the Mosquito Fire.

“The first few days, I wasn’t able to focus because the fire kept getting closer and closer to our town,” said Foresthill sophomore Bryce Dowling. Full story here.

Foresthill resident who didn’t evacuate recalls terrifying flare-up

Mitch Griffith has lived in the town of Foresthill in Placer County for the last 22 years.

He is also one of the residents who chose to stay put when mandatory evacuations were issued for his home when the Mosquito Fire began threatening that area.

“Tuesday morning was a great morning,” Griffith said. “It was beautiful. Everything was great, and then this fire jumped up.” Full story here.

El Dorado County residents can check if their home is destroyed

Residents in El Dorado County that had to evacuate because of the wildfire burning in the area can now start checking if their homes are still standing.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office released an interactive map that lets you click on homes that are color-coded based on the amount of damage. Damaged or destroyed homes will also include pictures showing what the house looks like. Homes without damage will not have their pictures posted.

According to the sheriff’s office, if you don’t see your home on the map, you are encouraged to check back later as crews continue to assess damages by the wildfire. Currently, the map shows homes in the Volcanoville, Georgetown and Quintette areas.

View that map below. App users, click here.

State of emergency declared

Placer County issued a local emergency due to the blaze.

“A local emergency proclamation asserts continuing risk to life and property and that the response is beyond the capabilities of local resources,” a release from the county said. “Placer’s proclamation requests state and federal assistance, but neither a state nor a federal disaster has yet been declared that would authorize individual disaster assistance for residents and businesses.”

Gov. Gavin Newsom also declared a state of emergency in Placer and El Dorado counties due to the fires. With the state of emergency declared, that opens up federal resources to assist in combating the fire.

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PG&E files incident report to CPUC

It’s still unclear how the Mosquito Fire started. However, PG&E filed a report with the state’s public utility commission for a pole near where the fire started.

The U.S. Forest Service had placed “caution tape around the base of a PG&E transmission pole” the report said on Thursday. “Thus far, PG&E has observed no damage or abnormal conditions to the pole or our facilities near Oxbow Reservoir, has not observed down conductor in the area or any vegetation related issues.”

PG&E is investigating.

Here’s a look at the current air quality in Northern California

Smoke from the Mosquito Fire burning in Placer and El Dorado counties will continue to impact areas across the Sacramento region, according to Spare the Air. The Sacramento Metropolitan, El Dorado, Feather River, Placer and Yolo-Solano air districts forecast unhealthy air quality for parts of the region.

| MORE | Sacramento region’s air quality impacted by unhealthy smoke from the Mosquito Fire

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