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July 11, 2023











Location: 5300 Block Butte Creek Road near Happy Valley Road, East of Somerset.


First Report: 1:41 PM

Vegetation fire reported with some smoke showing on cameras.  Full response in-route.


Update: 1:57 PM

The fire is 2 acres in light sage and oak moving with the wind per arriving engine. 3 additional type 3 engines requested, Air Attack plus 2 tankers arriving over the fire now.


Update: 2:03 PM

The fire is 2-3 acres with slow to moderate rate of spread.  The head of the fire is being held up at a dirt road per Air Attack.


Update: 2:56 PM

FIRIS mapped the fire at approximately 5 acres, their perimeter is in the image below, marked in red. Air Attack and tankers have been released, some ground resources also now being released. Minimal smoke remains on cameras.


Update: 4:06 PM

Forward progress stopped at 5 acres per CAL FIRE.

Update: 7:46 PM

Fire has been remapped at 6.7 acres.  Status of the Tate Fire is now Inactive.

This will be the final update on the Tate Fire unless conditions change.

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Thanks to all the agencies that responded to the Tate Fire. Like always our men and women on the ground and in the sky did one hell of a job protecting us!  A big shout out to the El Dorado County Fire Protection District, Pioneer Fire Protection District, Diamond Springs El Dorado Fire Protection District, Rescue Fire Department and U.S. Forest Service - Eldorado National Forest.

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