49 Fire Burning Multiple Structures in Auburn

A wildfire is burning within the city of Auburn California. The fire began mid afternoon today and quickly spread to 500 acres. Air Attack has reported multiple structures, both commercial and residential have burned and are currently burning within the city limits.

The image below represents the approximate fire perimeter. Structures have been reported burned on Locksley lane at Highway 49 as well as on Shale Ridge Lane. Notice the airport in the image below. Air Attack is centering their current suppression efforts near the large water tanks just north of the end of the runway.

There is reason to believe structures to the north of the water tanks are involved.


Update: 49 Fire in Auburn holding, though multiple structures still involved within perimeter, VLAT {very large air tanker} (747 Supertanker) canceled.