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TUESDAY UPDATE: Dutch Fire 100% contained

Staff report

Tuesday update 7:22 a.m.:

The Dutch Fire is 100% contained, Cal Fire reported.

Monday update 7:37 a.m.:

The Dutch Fire is 95% contained, Cal Fire stated in an incident report Monday. The fire was kept at 48 acres, the report stated.

Friday update 7:33 a.m.:

The Dutch Fire is 65% contained, Cal Fire stated in an incident report Friday.



Thursday update 7:54 a.m.:

Firefighters kept the Dutch Fire at 48 acres and it is now 60% contained, Cal Fire reported Thursday.

The fire started Tuesday around 1 p.m. near Interstate 80 and Ridge Road, in the Dutch Flat area. Cal Fire Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit is the responding unit.



Wednesday update 7:22 a.m.:

The Dutch Fire burned 48 acres and is 50% contained, according to a Cal Fire incident report Wednesday morning.

All evacuations have been lifted, the report says, and Interstate 80 has opened to one lane in both directions.

UPDATE at 409 p.m.:

According to Caltrans, I-80 is closed in both directions due to the Dutch Fire. I-80 Eastbound is closed at Colfax and I-80 westbound is closed at the Hwy 20 separation. There is no estimated time of opening, Caltrans wrote in a tweet.

UPDATE 3:34 p.m.:


An additional evacuation warning has been called for the Dutch Flat Fire. Zone is called DF2.

“From Sacramento St at the railroad tracks, East of Sacramento St-Diggins, South of county line from Diggins to Drum Power House Rd/Drum Forebay Rd and Culberson Rd, West of Sugar Pine Rd to Crystal Springs & I-80, North of I-80,” the post said.

Link here: https://pcsogis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=34e6172213b540c8b8b064d8a7da4f76&fbclid=IwAR3usj-f4P6Zd90CLAdNtO6WnUbAR-W5I2kUTBk8Oa_vkxsKmLTfr5UVP6g

Zone DF1 is under an evacuation order.

UPDATE 3:21 p.m.:

Westbound I-80 is shut down at Highway 20 and eastbound I-80 is shut down at Gold Run, according to a tweet from the Placer County Sherrif’s Office.

A temporary evacuation center has been set up at Sierra Vista Community Center, located at 55 School St., in Colfax, the tweet continued.

UPDATE 3 p.m.:

Cal Fire reports the Dutch Fire, in Dutch Flat near I-80 and Ridge Road, is now 25 acres.

Initially Posted:

A vegetation fire has caused evacuation orders in the Dutch Flat area near Interstate 80.


Sheriff’s deputies are evacuating the areas of Ridge Road, Frost Hill Road and Murry Ranch Road, according to a Facebook post from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

More info on evacuations can be found here: https://pcsogis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=34e6172213b540c8b8b064d8a7da4f76&fbclid=IwAR3usj-f4P6Zd90CLAdNtO6WnUbAR-W5I2kUTBk8Oa_vkxsKmLTfr5UVP6g

At 2 p.m., Caltrans closed I-80 westbound at the 80/20 junction.

“All I-80 WB traffic is being routed to SR-20 through Nevada City and Grass Valley. Construction operations for the SR-20 Omega Curves project are being stopped for the day,” Caltrans wrote in a tweet.

The fire was first reported around 1 p.m. as a 20-foot by 20-foot spot near the Interstate before quickly growing to 15 acres.

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