Bridgefire burns 300 acres in Placer County, and about 500 acres have been evacuated

Cal Fire said the Bridge fire in Placer County on Monday grew to 300 acres and was 5% contained, and about 500 people were asked to evacuate after the fire broke out under the Forest Hill Bridge in Placer County on Sunday. Crews say the fire was heading east, well away from homes and buildings. The entire Auburn state recreation area has been evacuated. The fire started around 12:50 p.m. on the Auburn side of the bridge, according to the Nevada Department of Yuba Placer in Cal Fire. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said the mandatory evacuation order includes the Confluence area off Foresthill Road, and from Old Auburn Foresthill Road to Upper Lake Road to Clementine Lake. Visitors to the Auburn State Recreation District have been ordered to evacuate, Foresthill Fire Protection District said Lake Clementine has been evacuated, and evacuation warnings have been issued for the Clipper Gap area. Cal Fire confirmed there were no evacuations at Foresthill. Foresthill residents can now be taken home by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office if they show proof of residency at the checkpoint on Forest Hill and Lincoln Way. Other residents who are subject to mandatory evacuation orders may be escorted home to collect their belongings quickly but will be escorted outside. Officials said all Forest Hill residents who need to get home will have to escort the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. If you live in Forest Hill and do not need to leave your home, you are allowed to stay at home. As of 10:30 p.m., Forest Hill was not directly threatened. Evacuation warnings were issued for those living along Applegate Road in the north, Bull Road to the River in the east, North Fork American River in the south, and Bell Road on Moso Road in the west. With evacuation warnings, people are not required to leave the area but it is recommended in case a fire breaks out in a threatening manner. If you do not leave, officials still urge you to be prepared if necessary to leave immediately. Click here for the latest information on eviction warnings and orders. Skeller told Foolster KCRA 3 that he was evacuated from the water on Sunday and was forced to leave his boat behind. He recently returned to his home in Bullock Pines after being evacuated from the Kaldor fire. “Going back to Bullock Pines makes you grateful,” he said. “Forget the house, forget the boat, as long as everyone is well.” Fires are burning on both sides of the bridge. Cal Fire said the fire is spreading through Foresthill Road. Cal Fire said there were buildings nearby that were threatened by fire, but no homes were reported damaged or destroyed, and a Cal Fire spokesperson said this is likely to turn into a major fire because there is a lot of fuel burning in it and enough wind to withstand the flames. Forest Hill Fire District said both Forest Hill Road and Old Forest Hill are closed to traffic at this time, and there is no threat to the city of Auburn at this time, according to the Auburn Police Department. Cal Fire told KCRA 3 that officers are helping other first responders fight the bridge fire. A strike team of five fire engines has been sent to help, this is an evolving story. Stay with KCRA 3 to get the latest.

Cal Fire said the Bridge Fire in Placer County on Monday grew to 300 acres and was 5% contained.

About 500 people were asked to evacuate their homes after a fire broke out under Foresthill Bridge in Placer County on Sunday. Crews say the fire was heading east, well away from homes and buildings. The entire recreation area in Auburn State has been evacuated.

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The fire started around 12:50 p.m. on the Auburn side of the bridge, according to the Nevada Yuba Placer Department of Cal Fire.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said the mandatory evacuation order includes the Confluence area off Foresthill Road, and from Old Auburn Foresthill Road to Upper Lake Road to Clementine Lake. Visitors to the Auburn state recreation area have been ordered to evacuate.

The Foresthill Fire Protection District said Lake Clementine has been evacuated, and that evacuation warnings have been issued for the Clipper Gap area.

Cal Fire confirmed there were no evacuations at Foresthill. Foresthill residents can now be taken home by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office if they show proof of residency at the checkpoint on Forest Hill and Lincoln Way. Other residents who are subject to mandatory evacuation orders may be escorted home to collect their belongings quickly but will be escorted outside.

Officials said all Forest Hill residents who need to get home will have to escort the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. If you live in Forest Hill and do not need to leave your home, you are allowed to stay at home. As of 10:30 p.m., Forest Hill was not directly threatened.

Evacuation warnings have been issued for those along Applegate Road in the north, Bull Road to the River in the east, North Fork American River in the south, and Bell Road on Moso Road in the west.

With evacuation warnings, people are not required to leave the area but it is recommended in case a fire breaks out in a threatening manner. If you do not leave, officials still urge you to be prepared if necessary to leave immediately.

Click here for the latest information on eviction warnings and orders.

Skyler Foolster told KCRA 3 that he was evacuated from the water on Sunday and was forced to leave his boat behind. He recently returned to his home in Bullock Pines after being evacuated from the Kaldor fire.

“Going back to Bullock Pines makes you grateful,” he said. “Forget the house, forget the boat, as long as everyone is well.”

Fires are burning on both sides of the bridge. Cal Fire said the fire is spreading through Foresthill Road. Cal Fire said there were buildings nearby under fire, but there were no reports of damage or destruction of homes.

A Cal Fire spokesperson said this is likely to turn into a large fire because there is a lot of fuel burning in it and enough wind to withstand the flames.

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Foresthill Fire District said both Forest Hill Road and Old Foresthill Road are closed to traffic at this time.

There is no threat to the city of Auburn at the moment, according to the Auburn Police Department. First responders assist other officers battling the bridge fire.

Cal Fire told KCRA 3 that nine air carriers, five helicopters, 15 tractors and 30 fire engines are currently fighting the fire.

The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said it, along with other regional agencies, sent a strike team of five fire engines to help.

This is an evolving story. Stay with KCRA 3 to get the latest.

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