Bridge Fire

Bridge Fire in Auburn Forces Evacuations, Grows to 300 Acres: Cal Fire

Crews have 5% containment on the blaze under Foresthill Bridge in Placer County

NBC Universal, Inc.

A fire under the Foresthill Bridge in Auburn prompted evacuations for about 500 people Sunday afternoon, officials confirmed.

According to Cal Fire, the Bridge Fire in in Placer County had burned 300 acres and was 5% contained as of Monday morning. The fire was burning about 30 miles northeast of Sacramento, on Interstate 80.

Originally, some structures were threatened, but there were no immediate reports of any damage.

Officials issued evacuation orders and warnings to the following areas:

Evacuation Orders

  • Confluence area off Foresthill Road
  • Old Auburn Foresthill Road to Upper Lake Road to Lake Clementine.

Evacuation Warnings

  • Confluence area off Foresthill Road
  • Old Auburn Foresthill Road to Upper Lake Road to Lake Clementine.
  • Fire advisory warning due to a fire for portions of the Clipper Gap and Applegate areas south of Interstate 80.
  • Residents will be notified when a mandatory evacuation is required.

The Placer County Sheriff's Office have also released an interactive map that shows areas that are under an evacuation order or warning.

The Placer County Sheriff's Office tweeted Sunday night that law enforcement would be providing escorts through road closures to residents who need to get to their homes to quickly gather essentials. They added that residents would then be escorted back out and they need to be prepared to show their IDs to get back home for their belongings.

Click here for more information.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Contact Us