Evacuations ordered, traffic backed up on I-80

Evacuations have been ordered for a fire burning in Placer County near Dutch Flat that sparked on Tuesday and has forced the closure of parts of Interstate 80. According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, the following are under an evacuation order due to the Dutch Fire: Monte Vista ExitRidge RoadFrost HillMurray RanchAlta Forestry Evacuees of the Dutch Fire are asked to drive to the east on Alta Bonny Nook to Crystal Springs to leave the area. A temporary evacuation center has been set up at Sierra Vista Community Center, at 55 School Street in Colfax. Westbound I-80 is closed at the State Route 20 separation, Caltrans said. Eastbound I-80 is closed at Colfax. Cal Fire said the blaze has charred 20 acres and is 0% contained, as of 3 pm Zoom into the Dutch Flat area in the map below to see the evacuation orders for this fire:The fire comes amid breezy conditions with sustained winds of 12 to 15 mph, which is strong enough to give the fire forward progress, KCRA’s Chief Meteorologist Mark Finan said. Video from LiveCopter 3 shows crews using planes and a helicopter to drop retardant on the flames. REAL-TIME TRAFFIC MAP(App users, click here to see our interactive traffic map.)The new fire comes as the Mosquito Fire is also burning in Placer County, as well as El Dorado County. That fire flared up on Tuesday and forced new evacuations in the Stumpy Meadows area.

Evacuations have been ordered for a fire burning in Placer County near Dutch Flat that sparked on Tuesday and has forced the closure of parts of Interstate 80.

According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, the following are under an evacuation order due to the Dutch Fire:

  • Monte Vista Exit
  • Ridge Road
  • Frost Hill
  • Murray Ranch
  • Alta Forestry

Evacuees of the Dutch Fire are asked to drive to the east on Alta Bonny Nook to Crystal Springs to leave the area. A temporary evacuation center has been set up at Sierra Vista Community Center, at 55 School Street in Colfax.

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Westbound I-80 is closed at the State Route 20 separation, Caltrans said. Eastbound I-80 is closed at Colfax.

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Cal Fire said the blaze has charred 20 acres and is 0% contained, as of 3 pm

Zoom into the Dutch Flat area in the map below to see the evacuation orders for this fire:

The fire comes amid breezy conditions with sustained winds of 12 to 15 mph, which is strong enough to give the fire forward progress, KCRA’s Chief Meteorologist Mark Finan said.

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Video from LiveCopter 3 shows crews using planes and a helicopter to drop retardant on the flames.

REAL-TIME TRAFFIC MAP

(App users, click here to see our interactive traffic map.)


The new fire comes as the Mosquito Fire is also burning in Placer County, as well as El Dorado County. That fire flared up on Tuesday and forced new evacuations in the Stumpy Meadows area.

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