The Hazel Fire, burning southeast of Jenkinson Reservoir in Sly Park, has been 90 percent contained by Tuesday morning.
Frank Mosbacher, spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service said the fire started in the Hazel Creek area Sunday afternoon and, as of 6 a.m. Monday morning, was 60 percent contained. According to an update InciWeb from incident commander Mike Loeffler, the fire is burning about 45 acres. Loeffler wrote the fire started around 1:20 p.m. Sunday.
“There were 230 responders,” Mosbacher said. “Seven hand crews, 10 engines, three water tenders and four aircraft.” An unknown number of helicopters are also being utilized, he said.
As of Monday afternoon, Snow Mill Road was closed, Mosbacher said.
As of Tuesday morning, the fire was 90 percent contained and the estimated time of containment from Loeffler on InciWeb is 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The fire comes on the tail of another fire last week that burned 14 acres, with smoke drifting into the Crystal Basin camping area, which Mosbacher said caused some alarm, but no injuries or structures were affected. The Hazel Fire also posed no threat to any structures so far, he said.
The main responders to the Hazel fire are the U.S. Forest Service and Cal Fire, Mosbacher said, with the cooperation of local fire departments.