We are carefully monitoring the Mosquito Fire that started in the canyon at Oxbow Reservoir below Michigan Bluff around 6 pm on Tuesday, September 6th and burned north, upslope across Gorman Ranch Road overnight.
As of 4 pm on September 7th (Wednesday), the fire was at 4,223 acres and more or less doubled in size from the previous 6 hours. More updated information can be found at YubaNet.Com.
Map of the fire perimeter/activity can be found at #FireMappers.
Evacuations are in place for Michigan Bluff and surrounding communities, as well as much of Foresthill. Areas west of Foresthill and south of the Middle Fork of the American River are under evacuation warning.
As of Wednesday, the fire is currently actively burning in the vicinity of Michigan Bluff and Chicken Hawk. We are greatly saddened by all affected by this fire, as well as the Western States Trail in the Volcano Canyon, Chicken Hawk, Michigan Bluff and El Dorado Canyon areas.
This fire has impacted many of our WST friends very directly and we hope that they will reach out to the Tevis Family if they need any help.