Fire Information #: 530-886-5310
Acreage/Containment: 650 acres - 5% contained
County: Placer & El Dorado Counties
Location: along the Middle Fork of the American River near Todd Valley
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit / El Dorado National Forest
Date Started: June 28, 2016 - 1:55 PM
Cause: Under Investigation
Unified Command: CAL FIRE NEU (Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit) / U.S. FOREST SERVICE – El Dorado National Forest
Assisting Agencies: Local Fire Departments, Placer county , Nevada County , Sacramento County , El Dorado County
Structures Threatened: 2,444
Total Personnel: 250
The Trailhead Fire is being managed under unified command by CAL FIRE and the U.S. Forest Service. The fire continued to burn through the night, though without significant growth. Crews working night operations took direct and indirect action, putting in hand and dozer line through steep terrain. Dense vegetation and heavy timber has made progress difficult and dangerous. A significant augmentation of resources including hand crews, dozers, engines and aircraft will occur throughout the day. Aircraft will take advantage of all opportunities for air operations. Law Enforcement will continue to patrol the area, maintaining road blocks and evacuation areas as necessary. A Type 2 Incident Management Team is enroute. Additional updates will be made available as the incident develops.
Mandatory Evacuations: Oakwood Ct, Vinewood Ct, Trail Head Ct, Green Pine Ct.
Evacuation Advisory in place for: White Tail Ct Alton Trail, Gray Ct, Tevis Ct.
Evacuation Updates from Placer County Sheriff's Office
Road Closures: Road closed at Nugget Dr and Oakwood Ln
Additional Information: While the fire is still under investigation, investigators are asking for the public’s help for any information about how the fire started. While the area is very remote it is often frequented by rafters. Anyone with information is urged to contact the CAL FIRE Arson Tip Line at – 1-800-468-4408.