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Evacuated El Dorado County Residents Can Now Check If Their Home Was Damaged by Mosquito Fire



>> WHERE THE NEWS COMES FIRST, THIS IS KCRA THREE NEWS AT 4:00. >> RIGHT NOW, CREWS ARE FIGHTING FOR MORE CONTAINMENT OF THE MOSQUITO FIRE, WHICH STILL THREATENS THOUSANDS OF HOMES AND OTHER BUILDINGS, IN PLACER AND EL DORADO COUNTIES. THE LATEST MAPPING SHOWS THE FIRE HAS NOW BURNED OVER 48,000 ACRES. CONTAINMENT REMAINS AT 10%. ALMOST 6,000 STRUCTURES ARE IN DANGER. >> THE LAST ACRES BURNED ARE 2000 MORE THAN THIS MORNING’S UPDATE. AND THE FIRE OFFICERS SAY, THEY PREDICT IT WILL GO HIGHER. >> LET’S GO OUT TO LIVECOPTER3. THEY HEAD TOWARDS THE FIRE. IT’S STILL PUTTING OUT A LOT OF SMOKE. SO WE WILL SEE HOW CLOSE THEY CAN GET. WE ARE ALWAYS OFF AT THIS TIME AND IT LOOKS VERY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE SAW LAST WEEK, BUT IT REMAINS A QUITE CLEAR LAYER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SMOKE SCREEN. IN THE MEANWHILE, WE HAVE LIVE EQUIPMENT COVERAGE FOR YOU. CHIEF METEOROLOGIST MARK FINAN, STANDBY WITH WHERE THIS FIRE IS HEADING. >> BUT LET’S BEGIN WITH KCRA 3’S LYSEE MITRI LIVE AT MICHIGAN BLUFF, WITH A LOOK AT THE TEAMS WORKING ON TODAY. >> RIGHT NOW WE ARE SEEING UTILITY CREWS WORKING HERE IN MICHIGAN BLUFF. THIS IS WHERE THE FIRE CAME LAST WEEK, SO SOME OF THE UTILITY CREWS NOW FOLLOWING AFTER THE FIRE HAS PASSED THROUGH HERE NOW, THEY MOVED NORTHEAST. AS FOR TODAY’S CONDITIONS, YOU CAN ONLY SEE THE THICK SMOKE THAT HAS SETTLED HERE. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT IT HAS KEPT THE TEMPERATURES PRETTY COOL THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON. WE EVEN SAW A LITTLE RAIN ON OUR DRIVE A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO. OFFICIALS SAY THE NORTHEAST PART OF THE FIRE HAS BEEN THE MOST ACTIVE. THAT IS WHAT THEY CONSIDER THE HEAD OF THE FIRE RIGHT NOW. THIS AFTERNOON, WE SAW LLAMA Crawling ALONG THE MASTA AND SLOWLY CLIMBING UP THE TREES ON DEADWOOD ROAD FROM FORESTHILL ROAD. THIS IS NORTHEAST OF MICHIGAN BLUFF AND FORESTHILL, WHERE PEOPLE HAD TO EVACUATE. CLOSER TO THOSE COMMUNITIES WE SAW CREWS DOING A LOT OF WORK TO TRY TO CREATE A FIRE COURT. THEY REMOVED VEGETATION THAT COULD COMBINE THE FIRE IN HOPE OF MAKING MORE PROGRESS IN CONTAINMENT AROUND THEM. >> MUCH OF THE LINE IN THIS FIRE IS BEING CREATED INDIRECTLY AND THAT MEANS IT IS NOT BEING CREATED DIRECTLY ON THE EDGE OF THE FIRE PERIMETER. IT HAS TO BE DONE SOME DISTANCE BECAUSE OF THE RIDGELINES BECAUSE THIS IS WHERE WE CAN GET OUR EXCAVATORS AND OUR OTHER HEAVY EQUIPMENT. TO REALLY TEAR DOWN AND CREATE THOSE CUTS >> THIS FIRE HAS FORCED OVER 11,000 PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR HOMES. THERE ARE ABOUT 2400 PEOPLE ASSIGNED TO HELP FIGHT THIS FIRE. LIVE AT MICHIGAN BLUFF, LYSEE MITRI, KCRA 3 NEWS. >> THANK YOU, LYSEE. >> WE CONTINUE OUR TEAM COVERAGE WITH CHIEF METEOROLOGIST MARK FINAN MONITORING THE GROWTH AND DIRECTION OF THE FIRE. >> AS LIZ A MENTIONED WE HAVE BEEN SEEING GROWTH. I WILL SHOW YOU HERE TWO FIRE PERIMETERS, THE WHITE PERIMETER IS WHERE IT WAS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND THE RED PERIMETER IS WHERE IT WAS MAPPED AROUND NOON OR 2:00 THIS AFTERNOON. I WILL TAKE YOU AROUND THE FIRE. OVER THE WEEKEND WE SAW PROGRESS DOWN THE CANYON. AND DOWNHILL FROM VOLCANOVILLE. THEY ARE ACTIVELY TRYING TO GET SOME OF THE FUEL OUT HERE SO IF THE WIND PICKS UP AGAIN IT DOESN’T GO UP THE HILL TOWARDS FOREST HILL. ALONG THE SOUTH END OF THE FIRE AREA ALONG VOLCANOVILLE ROAD, THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE IN THE LINES, SO THERE IS NO GROWTH HERE OR INTO THE GEORGETOWN AREA. THERE HAS BEEN GROWTH TO THE EAST AND THE GREATEST GROWTH HAS BEEN ON THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF THE FIRE BUT THEY STILL KEEP IT SOUTH OF FOREST HILL ROAD WHICH IS HERE. LOTS OF SMALL CANYONS HERE, VERY DIFFICULT TERRAIN TO PUT ON A DOZER LINE. THE WIND IS GOING TO CHANGE. DURING THE NIGHT WE MADE THE CLASSIC DOWN SLOPE DECREASE. VERY LIGHT SLOPE GAIN. THE WIND WILL BE CHANGING TOMORROW. WE WILL SEE A WIND STRONGER THAN THE LAST DAYS, NOT A STRONG, GUSTY WIND, BUT ENOUGH THAT OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS THAT THE HEAD OF THIS FIRE COULD CATCH A LITTLE MORE THAN WE HAVE SEEN OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS. THAT WILL BE THE CONCERN ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY IS THE POSSIBILITY OF STRONGER SOUTHWEST WINDS. >> WE’LL BE IN CONTACT IN A SECOND, MARK. BUT FIRST, WE WANT TO SHOW YOU THE SMOKE THAT THE FIRE IS EMITTING. IT CONTINUES TO CAUSE AIR QUALITY CONCERNS IN SOME LOCATIONS. PILOT DAN OPPENHEIM ON DAN, HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TO WHAT YOU SAW LAST WEEK? >> THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE WAS FRIDAY AND WE STILL HAVE HEAVY SMOKE NEAR THE FIRE. WE HAVE MUCH BETTER VISIBILITY, THE THICK PLUME OF SMOKE THAT EVERYONE CAN SEE BECOME YELLOWING APPEARS TO HAVE DISSIPATED A LITTLE. — WAVING UP. WE STILL HAVE VISIBILITY PROBLEMS, POOR AIR WHICH IS TO BE EXPECTED. >> I KNOW YOU CAN’T FLY ANY OF YOUR PLANES AT THE END OF LAST WEEK BECAUSE THE SMOKE WAS SO HEAVY. HAVE THE AIR STRIKE RESUMED? >> IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY WAS A PRETTY CLEAR DAY WHERE THERE WERE SEVERAL AIRCRAFT WORKING ON THE FIRE AND NOW I THINK THERE IS A HELICOPTER AIRCRAFT THAT WE SAW IN THE VICINITY OF THE FIRE. THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO RESTORE THAT AIR STRIKE THEY WERE DOING LAST WEEK. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. LET’S GO TO MARK FINAN AGAIN, TO SEE WHERE THAT SMOKE GOES. >> WE HAVE HAYES EDITION EVEN EXTENDING INTO THE BAY AREA. IF YOU ARE IN SACRAMENTO IT’S NOT GREAT. IT IS CERTAINLY FOGGY. TOWARDS EL DORADO COUNTY FROM BETWEEN THE 15 FREEWAY TO INTERSTATE 80, THAT AIR IS NOT HEALTHY. AROUND 400, 500. IT’S THAT THICK SMOKING SMOKE. NORTH OF Hwy 20 AND IMPROVES SOME BUT NOT MUCH. TONIGHT WE WILL SEE MORE WIND GET UP AND THAT WILL HELP CLEAR A LOT OF IT OUT OF THE VALLEY. DURING THE NIGHT OF TONIGHT THE SMOKE DISSIPATED SOMETHING. TOMORROW WITH A STRONGER SOUTHWEST WIND, WE SHOULD SEE MUCH CLEARER SKIES OVER THE VALLEY AND PERHAPS MORE THAN ONE WELL-DEFINED PLUME OF SMOKE WHICH WILL BE DIRECTED TOWARDS THE RENO AREA AS OPPOSED TO THE WIDE AREA OF HADES WE HAVE HAD IN THE LAST PAST COUPLE OF DAYS. IT WILL BE INTERESTING FOR S

Evacuated El Dorado County Residents Can Now Check If Their Home Was Damaged by Mosquito Fire

El Dorado County residents who had to evacuate due to the wildfire that burned in the area can now start checking to see if their homes are still standing. Previous coverage in the video player above. on houses that are color coded based on the amount of damage. Damaged or destroyed houses will also include images showing what the house looks like. Pictures of houses without damage will not be published. The Mosquito Fire, which started the night of September 6 near Mosquito Ridge Road on the north side of Oxbow Reservoir, continues to threaten communities in Placer and El Dorado counties. Sheriff’s Office, if you don’t see your home on the map, we encourage you to check back later as crews continue to assess wildfire damage. Currently, the map shows homes in the Volcanoville, Georgetown, and Quintette areas. See that map below. App users, click here. Currently, there is no map assessing damage to homes in the Placer County area. The fire map also shows the perimeter of the wildfire, which as of Monday has burned at least 48,509 acres and is 10% contained. . While good progress has been made in stopping the spread of the fire so far, crews fear southwesterly winds could push the fire into areas to the northeast.

El Dorado County residents who had to evacuate due to the wildfire that burned in the area can now start checking to see if their homes are still standing.

Previous coverage in the video player above.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office posted an interactive map that allows you to click on houses that are color coded based on the amount of damage. Damaged or destroyed houses will also include images showing what the house looks like. Houses with no damage will not have their photos posted.

The Mosquito Fire, which started on the night of September 6 near Mosquito Ridge Road on the north side of Oxbow Reservoir, continues to threaten communities in Placer and El Dorado counties.

According to the sheriff’s office, if you don’t see your home on the map, we encourage you to check back later as crews continue to assess wildfire damage. Currently, the map shows homes in the Volcanoville, Georgetown, and Quintette areas.

See that map below. App users, click here.

Currently, there is no map assessing damage to homes in the Placer County area.

The fire map also shows the perimeter of the wildfire, which as of Monday has burned at least 48,509 acres and is 10% contained.

While good progress has been made in stopping the spread of the fire so far, crews fear southwesterly winds could push the fire into areas to the northeast.

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