Last modified on Aug 23, 2009

Yuba Fire

Yuba Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: August 23, 2009 7:00 pm   FINAL
Date/Time Started: August 14, 2009 12:28 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit 
County: Yuba County  
Location: Dobbins/Oregon House area  
Acres Burned - Containment: 3,891 acres  
Estimated - Containment: 3,891 acres - 100% contained  
Structures Threatened: The fire currently is no longer threatening structures in the area.  
Structures Destroyed:2 residences  
Evacuations: Evacuations have been lifted in all areas.  
Injuries: 41  
Cause: Fire investigators have confirmed the initial fire was started by a bird into a powerline, but another fire in the area remains under investigation. 
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, Yuba County Sheriff, Nevada County Sheriff, CHP, Yuba County OES, Yuba County Water, USFS – Tahoe & Plumas National Forests, CalEMA Fire Rescue, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Conservation Corp., PG&E, Red Cross, and BLM.  
Total Fire Personnel: 76 (1,691 at peak 8/19)  
Total Fire Engines: 4 (138 at peak 8/19)  
Total Fire crews: 3 (43 at peak 8/19)  
Total Dozers: 13 at peak 8/19  
Total Water Tenders: 26 at peak 8/19  
Costs to date: $12.1 million  
Conditions: Recreational areas have been re-opened to the public.

CAL FIRE Team #10 transitioned the incident back under the units command on August 21.  

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