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North Fire

Unit Information

Tahoe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
631 Coyote Street
Nevada City, CA 95959

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Incident Contact

Fire Information Line
Phone: 530-478-6880
Hours: 8 am-5 pm Daily

Highlighted Activity

09/14/2018 North Fire 9_14 Update
September 14, 2018 North Fire Summary Resources Acres Burned: 1,120 Hand Crews: 3 Total Containment: 97% Engines: 7 Expected Containment: 9/15 Helicopters: 2 .
News - 09/14/2018
North Fire Public Information Map 9/12-9/14Image options: [ Full Size ]

As of 6:00 am today, September 16, 2018 the North Fire is 100% contained. Incident Command has been transferred to a Type 4 Incident Commander. Mop-up, patrol and suppression repair continues in the fire area. Some smoldering may continue in large downed logs in the interior of the fire area.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday September 03rd, 2018 approx. 03:00 PM
Location9 miles northeast from Alta
Incident CommanderGary Wright and Greg Lowdermilk(t)
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates39.278 latitude, -120.663 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel52
Size1,120 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateSunday September 16th, 2018 approx. 06:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Patchy brush and small timber cover the landscape between lots of various size rock outcroppings.

Significant Events

The fire will continue to smolder and consume scattered large logs inside the fire lines until autumnal precipitation arrives or the fuel is consumed.


Planned Actions

Continuing patrol and fire suppression repair.

Projected Incident Activity

No forward fire progression is expected if fire stays within containment lines. Some interior 1000 hour fuels (Large Logs) will continue to smolder.


The North Fire transitioned to a Type 4 Incident at 6:00 am on Sunday, September 16, 2018 due to 100% containment within the fire lines. Patrol of the fire area continues.

Onion Valley Campground, North Fork Campground, and Tunnel Mills Campground continues to be closed. A portion of Forest Service Road 19 remains under a soft closure.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Upper level trough along the West Coast will continue to bring cooler than normal temperatures and moderate humidity levels through early this week. Warmer and drier conditions expected for the second half of this week with temperatures rising to near normal levels by midweek.