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Mosquito Fire battle continues as temps drop | Evacuations, Maps, Updates

Priorities for Thursday include securing the three corners of the fire. Control lines have been holding successfully near Todd Valley and Foresthill, Cal Fire says.

PLACER COUNTY, Calif. — Find the latest updates on the Mosquito Fire HERE.

Fire crews are expecting some welcome relief from the dry, hot and windy weather while battling the Mosquito Fire. Beginning Saturday, cooler temperatures, higher humidity, rain and more wind are forecast by the National Weather Service.

Cal Fire says firefighters will strengthen and secure all control lines in preparation for these changing conditions.

The wildfire is burning in both El Dorado and Placer counties and has grown to nearly 68,000 acres in 9 days, officials said Thursday night. Containment of the blaze is still at 20%.

Critically dry fuels continue to fuel the Mosquito Fire’s steady growth to the east, according to Cal Fire.

Ground crews are focused on securing the west corner of the fire below the communities of Todd Valley and Foresthill, while aerial units assist in strategic burns. In order to keep the fire south of Westville crews spent time securing the control lines along the Foresthill Divide and Deadwood roads.

No new evacuation warnings or orders have been issued. 

► Scroll down for evacuation maps and other fire resources.
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The Mosquito Fire’s cause is under investigation. Pacific Gas & Electric said unspecified “electrical activity” occurred close in time to the report of the fire on Tuesday.

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Live Evacuation Maps

Placer County Sheriff's Office evacuation map (You need to click the "I Understand" box to use the map):

El Dorado County Sheriff's Office evacuation map (You need to click the "I Understand" box to use the map):

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Evacuation Centers

Evacuation centers

  • Rocklin: Sierra College at 5100 Sierra College Blvd
  • Cameron Park: Cameron Park Services District at 2502 Country Club Drive
    • Overnight shelter, meals, showers, limited health services, and parking for trailers will be provided. Animals in crates and carriers will be accepted.
  • Placerville: Green Valley Community Church at 3500 Missouri Flat Rd. 
    • No Large animals or no birds. Limited RV parking and no hookups

For large and small animals: 

  • Nevada County Fairgrounds on 11228 McCourtney Road, in Grass Valley Check-in at Gate 8
  • Placer County Animal Services Center at 11232 B Avenue in Auburn
    • No birds/chickens due to avian flu
  • Gold Country Fairgrounds, 209 Fairgate Road, Auburn, California is opening on September 14

Fire Map

This map from the National Interagency Fire Center shows fire activity (this may take a few seconds to load):

Road Closures

For a Waze map with current road closures, click here.

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