September 4, 2018 at AM In Placer County, Interstate 80, the westbound and eastbound Yuba Gap off-ramps and the westbound, eastbound Emigrant off-ramps are closed due to a fire. September 3, 2018 at PM A Type 2 Team (Coots) has been ordered for the North Fire, tentative inbrief set for tomorrow afternoon.
September 3, 2018 at PM Overnight, firefighters will build lines and scout areas for potential firebreaks or backburns. At this time, all campgrounds and day use areas in the Emigrant Gap area south of I-80 have been evacuated as a precautionary measure.
As of Wednesday morning, 999 acres had burned and the fire was reported as 10 percent contained.
pic.twitter.com/a L00mh PSo B— USFS Tahoe NF (@Tahoe_NF) September 7, 2018UPDATE: Wednesday, 5 p.m. Firefighters have made good progress on the west side of the fire (closest to I-80). September 4, 2018 at AM Added NASA hotspot detection to the map.The east side toward Monumental Ridge and Black Mountain is an area of concern. A perimeter map will be available once the fire has been mapped.Josh Sunde, battalion chief on duty for Nevada County Consolidated Fire, said Tuesday that five area strike teams have been enlisted to battle the fire. pic.twitter.com/X4S8Cakx Uh— USFS Tahoe NF (@Tahoe_NF) September 4, 2018North Fire update: Updated mapping has shown the North fire has burned 500 acres.Engines and crews from Rough and Ready Fire, Nevada County Consolidated, Ophir Hill Fire, Peardale-Chicago Park Fire and Nevada City Fire Department — a total of 20 individuals — had joined the efforts as of Tuesday afternoon. Hand crews, dozers, and engines worked through the night establishing an anchor point and starting to flank the fire with handline, hose lays, and dozer line.