Published 9/13/2022, Tuesday, 1955 hours PT

Credit: CAL FIRE

INCIDENT: The Mosquito Fire was detected on the evening of Tuesday, September 6, 2022, around 1827 hours PT and was well-established four miles east of Foresthill, about 22 miles south of Emigrant Gap and north of the Oxbow Reservoir in California.

It is mostly burning on the Tahoe and the Eldorado National Forests in both Placer and El Dorado counties.

Credit: ALERTCalifornia

RESOURCES: Unified Command consists of Rick Young (CIIMT 5), Jim Hudson (CAL FIRE), Dusty Martin (CAL FIRE), and Connie Schmidt (PCSO).

There are bout 3,052 total personnel assigned along with

SIZE UP: Currently, the fire has burned about 50,330 acres of brush and timber. There is a 25% containment status.

Fire behavior was active today with uphill runs, group torching, and short-range spotting.

The cause is unknown and under investigation.

About 5,848 structures remain threatened and 11,277 people have been evacuated.

Evacuation information:

Photo taken on 9/7/2022. | Credit: USFS

EVACUATIONS, CLOSURES: Courtesy of the American Red Cross

FUTURE ACTIONS: Fire personnel and sources have the following planned future actions.

-Provide structure defense and point protection for values at risk.

-Protect private timberlands.

-Scout for opportunities to construct containment lines.

– Perform firing operations where appropriate.

-Construct direct and indirect lines as conditions and opportunities allow.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS: CAL FIRE (Multiple units), Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Georgetown Fire, Kentfield Fire District, Tahoe National Forest, El Dorado National Forest, SJSU Fire Weather Lab,


-This afternoon, a spot fire jumped the Middle Fork of the American River on the western corner of the fire perimeter in the Pond Creek Drainage.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS: About 46 structures have been lost with five reported as damaged.

CTD: $20.4 Million

SOCIAL MEDIA: We are using the following hashtags #MosquitoFire #CAwildfires2022

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