Mosquito Fire Map, Updates, Live Evacuation Maps, Containment

Flames from the Mosquito Fire jumped the American River, burning structures in Volcanoville and closing in on Foresthill and Georgetown.

FORESTHILL, Calif. – The fast-moving Mosquito Fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills continues to grow and threaten more than 5,000 homes, while blanketing the region in smoke.

Although lower temperatures and higher humidity kept the fire from growing quickly, erratic winds prevented firefighters from getting ahead of the flames.

“We’ve gotten some respite with some of the weather we’ve had, but the fuel conditions are still pretty volatile right now,” Ernie Villa, fire management officer for the U.S. Forest Service, said Saturday.

Cal Fire announced Saturday that the fire has burned 37,326 acres and is 0% contained. Officials say more than 11,000 people were evacuated from the area on Saturday evening.

The flames are moving north and northeast as winds increase in speed and change direction. Officials say they are now opening lines of control that were previously used in other fires to try to stop the fire from spreading.

► Scroll down for Evacuation Maps and other fire resources.

PHOTOS: Scenes from the Mosquito Fire

David Hance slept on the porch of his mother’s Foresthill mobile home when he awoke to glowing skies early Wednesday morning and was told to evacuate.

“It was actually terrifying, because they’re like, ‘Oh yeah, it’s getting closer,'” he said. “It was like a sunset in the middle of the night.”

Hance left behind most of his electronics, all of his clothes and family photos and fled to Auburn, where he was reunited with his mother, Linda Hance, who said the biggest stress was wondering: “Is my house still there?

The Mosquito Fire surpassed the Fairview Fire in size and became California’s largest blaze on Friday.

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The cause of the Mosquito Fire remained under investigation. Pacific Gas & Electric said unspecified “electrical activity” occurred shortly after the fire was reported on Tuesday.

El Dorado County Sheriff John D’Agostini issued a local emergency due to the fire and a public health emergency was issued for the area due to the smoke.

The fire will continue to threaten communities, power lines, critical infrastructure, endangered species and watersheds, Cal Fire officials said Saturday.

Stay informed

Live Evacuation Maps

Placer County Sheriff’s Office Evacuation Map:

El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Evacuation Map:

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Evacuation centers

  • Evacuation centers:
    • Sierra College at 5100 Sierra College Blvd. in Rocklin
    • Temporary Location: Auburn Regional Park Gym at 3770 Richardson Dr. in Auburn for parking (for RV/car), bathrooms, and shower access ONLY (no hookups/sleeping areas/etc. )
    • Green Valley Community Church at 3500 Missouri Flat Rd. in Placerville
  • For large and small animals: Nevada County Fairgrounds at 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley. Gate 8 check-in
    • No birds/chickens due to bird flu.
  • Evacuation centers:
    • Cameron Park Community Services District, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park
    • Green Valley Community Church, 3500 Missouri Flat Rd, Placerville
  • El Dorado County Animal Shelter 6435 Capitol Avenue, Diamond Springs
  • Rancho Murieta Equestrian Center, 7200 Lone Pine Dr, Rancho Murieta
    • Must call first: (916) 985-7334
  • Large pets only: Flying M Ranch, 82 Carefree Way, Oroville


This map from the National Interagency Fire Center shows fire activity (may take a few seconds to load):

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Road closures

For a Waze map with current road closures, click here.

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