Mosquito Fire Incident Resource Page

Mosquito Fire

Page Last Updated: September 12, 2022

Information per CAL FIRE
Start Date: September 6, 2022
Initial Location: near OxBow Reservoir east of Forest Hill, Placer County
Initial Latitude/Longitude: 39.00591, -120.7447

Latitude / Longitude Used: 39.00591, -120.7447 (initial)

10 Miles Radius Zip Codes: 96155, 95631, 95634

10 Miles Radius Towns/Cities: Foresthill, Georgetown

20 Miles Radius Zip Codes: 96155, 95631, 95634, 95635, 95713, 95633, 95717, 95736, 95703, 95714, 95712, 95614, 95722, 95651, 95613, 95701, 95945, 95715, 95667, 95709, 95603, 95604, 95924, 95726

20 Miles Radius Towns/Cities: Foresthill, Georgetown, Greenwood, Colfax, Garden Valley, Gold Run, Weimar, Applegate, Dutch Flat, Chicago Park, Cool, Meadow Vista, Lotus, Coloma, Alta, Grass Valley, Emigrant Gap, Placerville, Camino, Auburn, Cedar Ridge, Pollock Pines

Zip Code & Town/City information pulled from FreeMapTools – Find ZIP Codes Inside a Radius

Mile radius size reference points: 5 mile radius covers about 78 sq miles, 10 mile radius covers about 314 sq miles, 15 mile radius covers about 707 sq miles, 20 mile radius covers about 1,257 sq miles, 25 mile radius covers about 1,963 sq miles, 30 mile radius covers about 2,827 sq miles, and 50 mile radius covers about 7,854 sq miles.

Acreage size reference points: 1 football field = about 1.3 acres; 640 acres = 1 sq mile;
12,800 acres = 20 sq miles; 32,000 acres = 50 sq miles; 96,000 acres = 150 sq miles; 320,000 acres = 500 sq miles; 480,000 acres = 750 sq mile.

Note about size reference points – fires rarely burn in nice even circles, therefore these reference points are general guides and the shape of the fire perimeter must be taken into account (e.g. a fire burn area may be significantly less than the 1,257 sq miles covered by a 20 mile radius yet extend beyond the 20 mile radius because the burn area is long but narrow).

Fire Information

CAL FIRE Incident Page

InciWeb Incident Page

Placer County Fire Incident Page

Mosquito Fire Structure Status – El Dorado County

Northern California Geographic Coordination Center News & Notes

MODIS & VIIRS Satellite Fire Activity Map
red dots = last 12 hours, orange dots = 12-24 hours, yellow dots = last 24-48 hours

NASA FIRMS Satellite Fire Activity Map (downloadable NASA FIRMS – KMZ and Shapefiles)

AlertWildfire Webcams – Some AlertWildfire Webcam rotate and may be pointing away from the fire. You can also navigate to any other AlertWildfire Webcam from the links below.

PCWA Foresthill      Blue Canyon      Bunker Hill

Additional resources via CRA Wildfire Quick Links Page

Additional County Information Links are towards the bottom with the social media feeds

Support

Philanthropy California 2022 California Disaster Response: Philanthropy California is an alliance of Northern California Grantmakers, Southern California Grantmakers, and Catalyst of San Diego and Imperial Counties. As part of its Disaster Response efforts the Philanthropy California team maintains a vetted list to help you direct resources to funds supporting non-profits active in place-based relief and recovery efforts with a special focus on supporting communities facing structural impediments. Additionally some funds specifically support long-term resilience building & recovery efforts, which provide support for communities recovering in the years after a wildfire event.

Proclamations & Moratoriums

September 8, 2022 – Governor proclaimed a State of Emergency for El Dorado and Placer counties due to the Mosquito Fire.

Demographics

Average Number of Persons per Household:
El Dorado County: 2.58          Placer County: 2.66          State average: 2.94

El Dorado County Percent of Persons:
Under 5 Years: 4.5%      Under 18 Years: 19.6%     Over 65 Years: 22.6%

Placer County Percent of Persons:
Under 5 Years: 5.0%      Under 18 Years: 22.0%     Over 65 Years: 20.0%

Owner-occupied housing unit rate:
El Dorado County: 75.5%          Placer County: 73.4%          State average: 55.3%

Data from US Census Bureau (2021 data)
Note – unless otherwise noted, these are county demographics and local conditions may differ some.

Power & Gas

Poweroutage.us El Dorado County and Placer County Outage Lists – This site provides aggregates live power outage data, though may not include some of the smaller local utilities.

PG&E Outage Map

Aviation

FAA No Fly Zones – provides a list of no fly / restricted flight areas

Flight Radar 24 – here you can see flight paths of aviation fire fighting resources including both planes and helicopters.

Air Quality & Smoke Links

Weather

Wind Map

Temperature Map

National Weather Service Watches, Warnings, and Advisories

Regional Fuel Conditions

Burning Index

Burning Index

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Burning Index is a measure of fire intensity. It combines the Spread Component (a rating of the forward rate of spread of a head fire) and Energy Release Component (estimated potential available energy released per unit area in the flaming zone of a fire) to relate to the contribution of fire behavior to the effort of containing a fire.

100-Hour Fuel Moisture

100 Hour Fuel Moisture

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100-Hour Fuel Moisture is computed from 24–hour average conditions composed of day length, hours of rain, and daily temperature/humidity ranges. It can also be used as a very rough estimate of the average moisture content of the forest floor from three-fourths inch to four inches below the surface.

County Links & Social Media Feeds

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