Last modified on Sep 02, 2009

Forty Nine (49) Fire

Forty Nine (49) Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: September 2, 2009 6:00 pm   FINAL
Date/Time Started: August 30, 2009 2:22 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit 
County: Placer County  
Location: Hwy 49 and Rock Creek near Auburn  
Acres Burned - Containment: 343 acres  
Estimated - Containment: 343 acres - 100% contained  
Structures Threatened: No further threat  
Structures Destroyed:63 residences & 3 commercial structures have been destroyed
3 residences & 6 commercial properties with major damage  
Evacuations: All evacuations have been lifted. Only residents with valid identification or proof of residency being allowed back into the fire area.  
Injuries: 3  
Cause: Under Investigation 
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, USFS, CalEMA, Placer County Fire, Placer County Sheriff's Officer, PG&E, Red Cross and CHP.  
Total Fire Personnel: 199 (729 at peak 8/30)  
Total Fire Engines: 29 (56 at peak 8/30)  
Total Fire crews: 2 (21 at peak 8/30)  
Total Helicopters: 6 at peak 8/30  
Total Dozers: 19 at peak 8/30  
Total Water Tenders: 14 at peak 8/30  
Costs to date: $1 million  
Conditions: All evacuations on the 49 Fire have been lifted for residents with valid identification or proof of residency. Law enforcement officers will also have an increased patrol in the area. For more tips and precautions when returning home in the fire zone, visit All roads are now open.  

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