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Warning For 400 Structures Near Foresthill

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June 30, 2016
Edward Smith

Warning For 400 Structures Near Foresthill

Wild Blaze Warning For 400 Structures Near Foresthill

Warning For 400 Structures Near Foresthill

Hi I’m Ed Smith, an Auburn burn injury laywer. A widespread wildfire, known as the Trailhead Fire, is causing a potential threat to 400 structures nearby Placer and El Dorado counties.

What Happened?

The Trailhead fire started before 2:00 pm on the middle fork of the American River on the outskirts of Todd Valley. On Tuesday, June 28, approximately 100 Placer County homes were evacuated for the reason of steep and remote terrain. There have not been any evacuations issued for El Dorado County as of 9:00 pm of Monday, June 27.

Required Evacuation Locations Reported For:

  • Oakwood Court
  • Vinewood Court
  • Trail Head Court
  • Green Pine Court

Voluntary Evacuation Locations Reported For:

  • White Trail Court
  • Alton Trail
  • Gray Court
  • Telvis Court

California Fire Department officials have closed Oakwood Lane and Nugget Drive.

Public Announcements

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesperson Lynnette Round stated that there are firefighters working on both ground and air positions in 101 degree weather to contain the wildfire in inaccessible, rugged areas.

Wildfire Containment Efforts

Approximately 250 firefighters are attempting to contain the flames with eight air tankers and four helicopters. At approximately 7:30 pm on Tuesday night, a drone was reported carrying out an air attack over a portion of the wildfire. At approximately 8:40 pm, a D-10 air tanker made its return to conduct drops in order to contain the flames.

Wildfire Containment Status

The Trailhead Fire was recorded at 20 acres but then rapidly developed to 100 acres. The fire was burning approximately 250 acres in El Dorado County and 50 acres in Placer County. The wildfire is reported at 0 percent containment. As of Tuesday, June 28, there have been no injuries or structure damage reported.

Auburn-Foresthill Burn Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, an Auburn burn injury attorney. There are many unique factors to be investigated in a fire/burn injury case. It is important to contact an experienced lawyer if you have suffered an injury in a fire.

I’ve been helping injured victims for more than 3 decades. If you have been hurt in a fire, please call me at (916) 921-6400 for free, friendly advice. Or, dial me toll free on (800) 404-5400.

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