Fire in Tahoe National Forest grows to nearly 1,000 acres |

Fire in Tahoe National Forest grows to nearly 1,000 acres

The North Fire has grown to nearly 1,000 acres as of Wednesday morning.
Placer County Sheriff’s Office

A fire burning in the Tahoe National Forest near Emigrant Gap has grown to nearly 1,000 acres.

The North Fire erupted in the forest Monday. It continues to burn on both sides of the North Fork of the American River canyon near the North Fork Campground.

After downgrading the size of the fire to 500 acres — from a previous estimate of 750 acres — Tuesday morning, the fire grew to 999 acres, according to an update posted at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

“The fire is burning in mixed brush and timber with a rapid rate of spread,” states the most recent update.

Containment is at 10 percent. There are no evacuations at this time.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office has closed the following roads and campgrounds: Yuba Gap Road at I-80; Emigrant Gap Road at I-80; Crystal Lake Road at I-80; Onion Valley, North Fork, Tunnel Mills, Lodgepole, Silvertip, and Sunflower Campgrounds.

Click here for the most up-to-date information on this and other fires.

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