Fire Update….Mosquito Fire Surges to 14,250 Acres, 0% Contained, 1,700 Personnel Assigned.

Foresthill, CA…The Mosquito Fire is burning actively near Oxbow Reservoir, 3 miles east of Foresthill, in brush and timber in very steep and rugged terrain. Fire is under unified command with US Forest Service, CAL FIRE, Placer County Sheriff and Foresthill Fire Protection District.  The photo below is of smoke impacting Tahoe area from Diamond Peak above Incline Village, NV.

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Basic Information

Current as of 9/9/2022, 7:42:49 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Under Investigation
Date of Origin Tuesday September 06th, 2022 approx. 06:27 PM
Location North of Oxbow Reservoir
Incident Commander Unified Command
Incident Description Resources: Crews: 44 Engines: 267 Dozers: 14 Responding resources include multiple helicopters and fixed-wing tanker support including VLAT (very large air tankers) as ordered.
Coordinates 39.01 latitude, -120.719 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel 1,700
Size 14,250 Acres
Fuels Involved brush, timber
Significant Events Fire Area, Road and Trail Closure is in place – see the closures tab or

Unified Commanders are aware of structure damage in the Michigan Bluff area. Where safe, damage inspection teams will begin assessing areas within the fire area today, and additional information will be provided when it is available.


Planned Actions Firefighting personnel continue to focus on building containment lines around the fire through the removal of fire fuels, and tactical patrol around the fire perimeter. This involves both manual line construction with hand crews and mechanical line construction utilizing bulldozers. Firefighters assigned to tactical patrol will work to keep the fire within the current fire perimeter. However, very steep terrain will continue to challenge all personnel and make direct attack difficult.
Projected Incident Activity Continued hot/dry conditions. Anticipating increased fire behavior. California Interagency Incident Management Team CAIIMT Team 5 (Young) has been assigned and took command of the fire at 6:00 pm.
Remarks Placer County Health and Human Services and the Placer County Air Pollution Control District are issuing a joint air quality advisory through Friday, September 9, due to potentially poor air quality conditions from smoke from the Mosquito Fire. More:

Current Weather

Temperatures tomorrow will remain over 100 degrees with very low humidities and winds in the fire area gusting to 25 mph which combined with steep terrain provides difficulties in directly attacking the fire and creating fuel breaks.