Last Updated
06/22/2015 11:45 AM
Date Started
06/18/2015 1:07 PM
Date Contained
06/22/2015 11:45 AM
Location Information
UC Field Station, Scott Forbes Road
Latitude / Longitude
Admin Unit
CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit
CAL FIRE Live Fire Training Activity

Resources Assigned

  • 250
  • 4
  • 25
  • 9
  • 11
  • 5
    Air Tankers

Numerous firefighting air tankers from throughout the State are flying fire suppression missions as conditions allow.

Status Update

Situation Summary

June 18, 2015 CAL FIRE was conducting a critical training class for fire fighters in the use of low water fire suppression operations at the U.C. Berkeley Field Station, Yuba County. This training included the use of live fire for crews to train on fire fighting tactics. The original prescribed burn area was set at 212 acres in size. The fire is currently holding at approximately 180 acres within the burn area.

CAL FIRE personnel aggressively engaged the spot fires within the burn area using engines, dozers, hand crews and aircraft. The fire is currently holding at approximately 180 acres. Drought conditions will continue to influence fire behavior throughout the summer causing rapid aggressive fire activity. CAL FIRE reminds everyone to do their part and maintain a defensible space.

Agency Information

CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit


Yuba County Sheriff's Department

Dobbins Fire

Loma Rica Fire

Browns Valley Fire


Bi-County Ambulance