Iowa Fire in Colfax contained, all evacuations lifted |

Iowa Fire in Colfax contained, all evacuations lifted

Update Thursday 8:30 a.m.:

The Iowa Fire in Colfax was declared contained Wednesday afternoon around 3:45 p.m., according to a tweet from Cal Fire.

The fire was kept to about two to three acres and no structures were destroyed, according to Cal Fire. All evacuations were lifted by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

Update 3:06 p.m.:

All evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted except the evacuation orders for Old Loggers and Trail Ridge lanes, according to a Facebook post from the Placer County Sheriff’s office.

“There are still emergency vehicles on these two roads, so we will keep them closed until residents can pass safely,” the post said.

Update at 2:05 p.m.

From Placer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook:

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an Evacuation Order due to a vegetation fire in the area of Robbers Ravine and Dusty Road.

The following streets are ordered to evacuate: all of Robbers Ravine all the way to Cape Horn, Cape Horn all the way out to Cape Horn East, Dusty Road, Old Loggers Lane and Hide Out Lane. Again, the entire neighborhood off of Cape Horn Road and to the south to I 80. is under Evacuation Warning. Evacuation orders are Trail Ridge Lane, Rock Rose, Robbers Ravine, Dusty Road and all streets inside of that circle. For residents in your area, remember to stay calm, take all family members including pets and lock your residence before leaving.

Initially posted

Evacuations are in place Wednesday for the Iowa Fire in the area of Cape Horn Road in Colfax.


The fire, reported near Hideout Lane and Robber Ravine Road, is currently burning about 2 to 3 acres.

The Iowa Fire, which began one week after the River Fire began, is the third vegetation fire for the town of Colfax reported this week.

Tuesday evening, a fire near Robbers Ravine Road burned about 2 acres before Cal Fire declared it contained.

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