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American Fire August 2013

Smoke from the American Fire continues to affect surrounding communities. The "American Fire" began Saturday, August 10th, 2013, at approximately 4:30 p.m. The extremely dry fuel bed and steep slopes make it difficult to control the fire.

Updates and Photos on Social Media

We are providing updates on Facebook and Twitter during this emergency. Twitter updates can also be view using the hashtag .

Fire Status

Below is the latest status from the USDA Forest Service Active Fire Mapping Program.


Tips for Dealing with Smoke

Links to Other Websites with Updates:

Emergency Public Information

These phone number are only staffed during significant emergencies in Placer County. Callers will hear a recorded message when the phone lines are not staffed.

  • West of Donner Summit - 530-886-5310
    Roseville to Donner Summit, including Auburn, Lincoln, Rocklin, Loomis and Colfax
  • East of Donner Summit - 530-584-1590
    Tahoe City, Squaw Valley, Truckee, Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Tahoe west shore

Information on local emergencies outside Placer County.

Placer County also provides current official emergency information to local radio and television stations. These radio stations have agreed to provide information during an emergency:

Radio Stations for Emergency Broadcast

West of the Sierra and Donner Summit
  • AM 830 KNCO
  • AM 950 KAHI
  • AM 1530 KFBK
  • FM 92.5 KGBY
East of the Sierra and Donner Summit
  • AM 780 KOH
  • AM 1490 KOWL
  • FM 93.9 KRLT

Local TV Stations

West of the Sierra and Donner Summit
  • Channel 3 KCRA
  • Channel 10 KXTV
  • Channel 13 KOVR
  • Channel 31 KMAX
  • Channel 40 KTXL
  • Channel 58 KQCA
East of the Sierra and Donner Summit
  • Channel 2 KTVN
  • Channel 4 KRNV
  • Channel 8 KOLO