Published September 21, 2022 – Wednesday – 1050 PT

Incident Summary: The Mosquito Fire is located 22 miles south of Emigrant Gap in the State of California, which ignited on September 6, 2022, around 1800 hours PT.

Photo Description: Extreme fire behavior on Day 2 produces a large column of smoke. This is visible from the Foresthill area.

Photo Credit: Robert Foxworth, CAL FIRE

Size Up: 76,290 acres. 49% contained.

Unified Command: CAL FIRE NEU, Tahoe National Forest, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, El Dorado County Sheriff, El Dorado National Forest, and the Foresthill Fire Protection District.

Resources: 65 dozers, 80 water tenders, 2,437 total personnel along with 32 crews.

Damage Assessment: 13 structures were damaged and 78 were destroyed.

CTD: $88.3 Million Dollars


PLACER COUNTY Evacuation Info [](

Evacuation SheltersPlacer County

Sierra College, 5100 Sierra College Blvd, Packlin, CA (enter on Rocklin Road). Parking in Lot B, Shelter in the cafeteria in Building J.

Animal Shelter – Gold Country Fairgrounds, 209 Fairgate Road, Auburn, CA 95603.

Evacuation Shelters – El Dorado County

Cameron Park Services District, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, CA 9582. Services available: Overnight shelter, meals, showers, limited health services, and parking for trailers will be provided. Animals in crates and carriers will be accepted.

Green Valley Community Center, 3500 Missouri Flat Road, Placerville, CA. RV parking is limited and no hookups. Small domestic animals in craters or on leashes are allowed (no large animals or birds)

Diamond Springs (Animal) Shelter (small animals only), 6435 Capitol Avenue, Diamond Springs, CA 95619.

Rancho Murieta Equestrian Center (horses only). 916-985-7334. Flying M Ranch (Large animals only). 5421 Buck Mtn Road, Placerville, CA 95567.