Evacuation Still in Place but winds and crews have had favorable success around threatened communities.
Eldorado and Placer Counties – Fire updates – September 13, 2022- The mosquito fire driven by westerly winds and historically dry conditions in the fuel has continued to grow. Now at an estimated 49, 761 acres, with only 17% containment the Mosquito Fire travels easterly towards the Sierra Crest. Westerly winds and cooler temps from cloud and smoke cover have allowed Firefighters to contain the fire near most the communities in evacuation,
The Mosquito Fire remains in unified command with California Interagency Incident Management Team 5, CAL FIRE, Placer County Sheriff, and El Dorado County Sheriff. According to the Eldorado Sheriff department last night they have arrested at least 8 individuals who were under suspicion of luting during the fire.
CURRENT SITUATION – September 13. 2022 – 7:00 am update
Thick smoke and clouds kept temperatures in the 70s to low 80s with higher relative humidity values throughout Monday. An incoming weak weather system is forecasted to bring slightly stronger southwest winds that will bring drier air aloft today. This air movement should help break up the smoke inversion earlier today. The increase in clearer skies is projected to provide the fire with more available oxygen for active burning. Overnight, firefighters continued strengthening and securing control lines around most of the fire’s perimeter. Crews added containment on a large portion of the fireline in the Michigan Bluff area and continue to make great strides towards completing more containment lines all along the Foresthill Road corridor. Firefighters are remaining vigilant on the southern edge of the fire to ensure that there is no threat of escape across Volcanoville Road or towards Quintette. The CAL FIRE HAWK night flying helicopter was able to assist with water-dropping operations overnight and remains a valuable resource for firefighters working during the night.
Resources continue to arrive in the area to assist with the full suppression efforts against the Mosquito Fire. A continued priority has been to secure the southwest corner of the fire. Last night, firefighters continued to hold the control lines and firing operations completed during Monday’s operations. Securing this vital piece of line, which ties into the Middle Fork of the American River, is crucial in preventing further spread to the communities to the west, such as Todd Valley and Foresthill.
Firefighters are working diligently to secure the firelines in and around all the evacuated communities. Unified Commanders are working with the various cooperators, such as the utility companies, to ensure the areas are safe before residents are allowed home. With the continued threat of fire, damaged infrastructure, and large amounts of firefighting equipment in the area, it is currently unsafe for the public to be in the fire area. Fire and law enforcement officials continue to meet daily on the progress of the firefighting efforts and are preparing for utility companies to start their repair and inspection work.
EVACUATIONS — PLACER COUNTY
View current Placer County evacuation orders and warnings on the interactive map: placer.ca.gov/evacuations.
ReadyPlacer dashboard for Mosquito Fire information: tinyurl.com/234azf6d
Evacuation Orders are in effect for the following zones in Placer County:
Zone 1: Michigan Bluff
Zone 2: Baker Ranch Mobile Home Park
Zone 4: Downtown Foresthill
Zone 7: Todd Valley
Zone 8: Sierra Vista Mobile Home Park
Zone 9: North Side of Foresthill Road
Zone 10: Spring Garden/Whitehawk Ridge
Evacuation Warnings are in effect for the following zones in Placer County:
Zone 11A: Yankee Jims and Shirttail Canyon
Zone 15: Foresthill Road at Lake Clementine
Zone 25: Sawtooth Ridge to the American River
EVACUATIONS — EL DORADO COUNTY
View current El Dorado County evacuation orders and warnings on the interactive map: bit.ly/3ATtqao
El Dorado County dashboard for Mosquito Fire information: edcgov.us/mosquito-fire-information
Evacuation Orders are in effect for the following areas in El Dorado County:
Area Name: Volcanoville
Area Name: Quintette
Area Name: Bald Mountain
Area Name: Grey Eagle
Area Name: Canyon Creek
Area Name: Georgetown
Evacuation Warnings are in effect for the following areas in El Dorado County:
Area Name: Cool
Area Name: Garden Valley
Area Name: Swansboro / Slate Mountain
Area Name: East Stumpy Meadows
View road closures in the vicinity of the Mosquito Fire on the Caltrans interactive map: quickmap.dot.ca.gov
• Sierra College, 5100 Sierra College Blvd., Rocklin, California
Enter on Rocklin Road for parking, which is in Lot B. Shelter is in cafeteria (building J).
El Dorado County:
• Cameron Park Services District, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, California
Overnight shelter with meals, showers, limited health services, and parking for trailers. Animals in
crates and carriers are allowed.
• Green Valley Community Church, 3500 Missouri Flat Road, Placerville, California
RV parking is limited and no hookups. Small domestic animals in crates or on leashes are allowed (no
large animals or birds).
• Placer County Animal Services Center, 11232 B Avenue, Auburn, California
o Reached capacity and has suspended new intakes
• Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, California
o Ceasing operation on 9-13-2022 and safely relocating animals to Gold Country Fairgrounds
• Gold Country Fairgrounds, 209 Fairgate Road, Auburn, California
o Opening on 9-14-2022
NATIONAL FOREST CLOSURES
National Forest System lands, roads, and trails in the vicinity of the Mosquito Fire are closed under Tahoe
National Forest Order No. 17-22-09 (tinyurl.com/2dfxw6v9, includes map) and Eldorado National Forest Order
No. 03-22-16 (tinyurl.com/5dxz5cp6, includes map).
A Damage Inspection Specialist (DINS) Team has started assessments in both El Dorado and Placer
Counties. These assessments will be ongoing and will be updated as completed.
Please call Placer County OES at 530-886-5390
El Dorado County:
Please visit: tinyurl.com/4pkujys9