Mosquito Fire Surpasses 60,000 Acres in California's Placer County

The Mosquito fire in Northern California burned 61,012 acres (about 95 square miles) on Wednesday, September 14, according to Cal Fire.

Cal Fire’s Fire Integrated Real Time Intelligence System (FIRIS) shared this visual of the Mosquito fire on Wednesday morning.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office reported that 64 structures had been destroyed and 10 structures had been damaged due to the fire burning in parts of Placer County and El Dorado County, California.

According to Cal Fire, fire activity “increased significantly” on September 13 due to increased ventilation and available oxygen to support burning.

Evacuation orders remain in place in both Placer County and El Dorado County. Credit: FIRIS via Storyful

Video transcript

- OES Intel 129-14-2022, 0634 hours. The Mosquito incident FRA and SRA on the TNF. 61,012 acres. The [INAUDIBLE] pointing into the Charlie Delta Divisions of the American River Canyon, where they're doing a firing operation approximately about 3,000 feet down to the bottom.

Coming around through Foresthill, you can see no spots across the town. And then all the way down Foresthill Road is looking really good. It's direct on the roadway and indirect with dozer line. And then coming all the way back around into H, there's a firing operation, where they have approximately about 500 feet of depth, areas of about 1,000 feet. And then you can see the end of the firing operation. End of recording.

OES Intel 129-14-2022, 0634 hours. The Mosquito incident FRA and SRA on the TNF. 61,012 acres. The [INAUDIBLE] pointing into the Charlie Delta Divisions of the American River Canyon, where they're doing a firing operation approximately about 3,000 feet down to the bottom.

Coming around through Foresthill, you can see no spots across the town. And then all the way down Foresthill Road is looking really good. It's direct on the roadway and indirect with dozer line. And then coming all the way back around into H, there's a firing operation, where they have approximately about 500 feet of depth, areas of about 1,000 feet. And then you can see the end of the firing operation. End of recording.