Evacuations Ordered as Mosquito Fire Burns in Northern California

The Mosquito fire burning in Placer County, California, reached 1,203 acres and was zero percent contained on Wednesday, September 7, according to Cal Fire.

Cal Fire said the fire exhibited “extreme fire behavior” on Tuesday, September 6, and that weather conditions on September 7, including near record-high temperatures, will allow the fire to “actively burn.”

The Placer County sheriff’s office issued multiple evacuation orders in the area.

Aerial footage posted to Twitter by FIRIS shows the fire site near the Oxbow Reservoir in Placer County, California. Credit: FIRIS via Storyful

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- Oh, yes. Intel 1267 2022, 11:09 hours of Mosquito incident. FRA burning up into SRA on the TNF. 1,220 acres. Critical race spread and timber brush. Heel of fire's down near Oxbow Reservoir, moving up the right flank. Kind of paralleling fire at the slope. Moderate rate of spread as it cranks around the corner there towards the right shoulder. Critical race spread with short-range spotting. It's approximately two miles from Poorman Creek to the east. And then the head of the fire has some short-range spotting, and it's approximately 1.3 miles from Forresthill Road. End of recording one.

Oh, yes. Intel 1267 2022, 11:09 hours of Mosquito incident. FRA burning up into SRA on the TNF. 1,220 acres. Critical race spread and timber brush. Heel of fire's down near Oxbow Reservoir, moving up the right flank. Kind of paralleling fire at the slope. Moderate rate of spread as it cranks around the corner there towards the right shoulder. Critical race spread with short-range spotting. It's approximately two miles from Poorman Creek to the east. And then the head of the fire has some short-range spotting, and it's approximately 1.3 miles from Forresthill Road. End of recording one.