#River Fire

Containment Grows Against River Fire, Some Evacuation Orders Lifted

COLFAX (CBS13) — The latest on the River Fire burning near Colfax: More evacuation orders were lifted for 10:30 p.m. Firefighters made good progress on the River Fire Friday. According to Cal Fire, the acreage burned stayed at 2,600 into the night, while containment jumped again to 40%. There have been three reported injuries so far: one firefighter and two civilians. Additionally, Cal Fire said 88 structures have been destroyed in the fire, while another 20 were damaged. Cal Fire said 3,400 more structures are threatened. 7:25 p.m. More evacuation orders and warnings were lifted Friday evening as firefighters were able to mitigate the spread of the...
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How to help people impacted by the Dixie Fire, River Fire

Here is information on how to help victims of the Dixie Fire and River Fire burning in Northern California and others impacted by wildfires in the state. American Red Cross: KCRA 3 has teamed up with the American Red Cross to help disaster victims. You can donate here. People in need of assistance can search for a Red Cross location here.
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River Fire: Water agency asks residents to cut back on non-essential water use

Crews continue to make progress on the River Fire near Colfax. The Placer County Water Agency is now asking people in their district to cut back on non-essential water use so firefighters can keep hydrant pressure up to knock down the wildfire that ignited Wednesday and prompted evacuation orders in both Placer and Nevada counties.
Sacramento Bee

Colfax family trip to Santa Cruz turns to nightmare after River Fire destroys homes

Colfax resident Josh Sanguinetti decided to take a short vacation in Santa Cruz, heading out with his wife and two young boys from their Hillcrest Boulevard home before the River Fire erupted Wednesday afternoon. By Thursday morning, Sanguinetti had learned from neighbors that his home, and his brother’s home next...

Family loses dream home in River Fire

(KTXL) — A victim of the River Fire says they left a few hours before the fire consumed their dream home. She also says they were prepared and knew exactly what to take in case a disaster ever happened. “I’m absolutely sure that we are in shock,” said Lizz Porter....

NID Campgrounds at Rollins Lake close due to River Fire

Due to the River Fire, the NID campgrounds at Rollins Lake have been evacuated and are being closed, effective immediately. This includes Orchard Springs, Long Ravine and Peninsula campgrounds. All day-use and boating access also has been closed at Rollins Lake. The closures are in effect through Aug. 15, with...
GV Wire

Update: All River Fire Warnings Lifted, Roads Reopened as Containment Reaches 51%

Containment of the River Fire in Madera and Mariposa counties improved to 51% Friday, owing to favorable weather conditions reduced fire activity after days of suppression efforts by firefighters from across California. As of Thursday evening, all remaining evacuation warnings and road closures had been lifted in Madera and Mariposa...

River Fire Update

NORTH FORK – As of 9 am on July 12, 2021 more than 4000 acres have burned with a 5% containment. Expected full containment is unknown at this time. Cause of fire is still under investigation. One structure has been destroyed with 4 outbuildings destroyed. It is unknown at this...

River Fire in Mariposa County and Madera County Updates for Saturday, July 17, 2021

Evening Update Per Cal Fire: River Fire is at 9,656 Acres with 69% Containment as of Saturday evening. River Fire in Mariposa County and Madera County Infrared Map for Saturday Morning, July 17, 2021. Notes from the flight:. Approximately 150 of isolated heat sources with the highest density occurring in...

River Fire reaches 9,656 acres burned, 97% containment

MADERA COUNTY, Calif. (FOX26) — Cal Fire announced Monday morning that the River Fire has reached 97% containment. The fire, which began on July 11, has claimed 9, 656 acres thus far and is taking place in both Mariposa and Madera Counties. - Vicious bugs have been attacking firefighters at...

Gallery: River Fire destruction

Flames from the River Fire burn vegetation near Taylor Crossing Road near Dog Bar Road Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021 in Grass Valley, Calif. California’s largest wildfire grew Wednesday while thousands of firefighters prepared for a tougher fight as dangerous weather returns. (Elias Funez/The Union via AP)

River Fire | Final at 9656 Acres with 100% Containment

OAKHURST – The River Fire final at 9656 acres burned with 100% containment. Six major structures have been destroyed and six minor structures destroyed. One residences damaged and one minor structure damaged. Engine crews will continue to patrol the fire area over the next couple of days. For your safety...