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Mosquito Fire

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Unit Information

13120 Loma Rica Grass Valley California 95945 
Nevada City, 
95959 
13120 Loma Rica Grass Valley California 95945 
Nevada City, 
95959 

Incident Contacts

Local Fire Information: 211
Email: 2022.mosquito@firenet.gov
Phone: 530-264-8309
Hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., daily

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FINAL Update, October 31, 2022

This page will be updated only if conditions changed.

The Mosquito Fire is 100% contained.

California Interagency Incident Management Team (IMT) 10 has transitioned command of the Mosquito Fire back to the Tahoe and Eldorado National Forests under two type 3 IMTs.

For information please call: (530) 264-8309
 
Other Resources:

Mosquito Fire meeting and briefing videos: YouTube

Tahoe National Forest: Closure Orders & Maps | Fire Restrictions | Facebook | Twitter

Eldorado National Forest: Closure Orders & Maps | Fire Restrictions | Facebook | Twitter 

Placer County: Mosquito Fire Information | Facebook | Twitter | Post-Fire Recovery 

El Dorado County: Mosquito Fire Information | Facebook | Twitter | Post-Fire Assistance 

Mosquito Fire photos and videos: Media Assets 

Background: 
The Mosquito Fire was detected the evening of Tuesday, September 6, and burned east of Foresthill, California, predominantly on the Tahoe and Eldorado National Forests in Placer and El Dorado counties, respectively. Road closures, National Forest closures, and fire restrictions remain in effect. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

Basic Information
Current as of Fri, 11/04/2022 - 12:32
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Under Investigation
Date of Origin
Location 4 miles East of Foresthill, California
Incident Commander Eric Petterson CIIMT 10 IC;
Dustan Mueller Deputy IC
Coordinates 39° 0' 21'' Latitude
-120° 44'
41
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Size 76,788 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 100%
Estimated Containment Date 2022-10-22 18:00:00
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory) Chaparral (6 feet) Timber (Litter and Understory)

Significant Events

Minimal Smoldering, Creeping

Outlook
Projected Incident Activity

Fire activity is expected to remain minimal.