Last modified on Aug 12, 2015

Lowell Fire

Lowell Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: August 12, 2015 7:15 pm   FINAL
Date/Time Started: July 25, 2015 2:37 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit 
County: Nevada County  
Location: In the Steep Hollow drainage west of Alta  
Acres Burned - Containment: 2,304 acres - 100% contained  
Structures Threatened: 54 in Placer & Nevada Counties  
Structures Destroyed:2 structures destroyed, 1 structure damaged  
Evacuations: All evacuation advisories and orders have been lifted. The public is urged to use extreme caution as firefighters and equipment continue to work in the fire area and surrounding communities.  
Road Closures :All road closures have been lifted.  
Injuries: 6
After suffering burns on the Lowell Fire in Nevada County yesterday, three of the four injured firefighters have been released from the hospital and are expected to make a full recovery. One of the CAL FIRE firefighters was returned to full duty, while the second will be recovering from his injuries over the next week. Both are from the Mendocino Unit. The firefighters are in good spirits this morning and had an opportunity to speak with their families. All three are ready to return to the firefight. The fourth Forest Service firefighters remains in the hospital with serious burn injuries. CAL FIRE has activated a Serious Accident Review Team to review the incident.  
Cause: Under investigation. Investigators are no longer looking for the vehicle of interest and appreciate all of the tips from the public. 
Cooperating Agencies: Cal OES, California National Guard, CHP, Nevada County Sheriff, Placer County Sheriff, USFS, BLM, California Conservation Corps, SPI, and PG&E.  
Total Fire Personnel: 27  
Total Fire Engines: 1  
Total Water Tenders: 3  
Long/Lat: -120.8823130/39.1920880  
Conditions: Firefighter are engaged in mop up operations. Fire suppression repair is also continuing.  
Phone Numbers  (530) 823-4083 (Fire Information) 

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