With the fast-moving nature of the Mosquito Fire in the Sierra foothills near Foresthill, California, fire officials have been concentrating their resources on stopping the fire in populated areas. CalFire has not been able to officially report on loss of structures in the now 23,000 acre fire, but videos online show devastation in Placer County.
Journalists on the scene of the fire have witnessed homes burned down along Volcanoville Road in Georgetown:
Structure lost off Volcanoville Rd. Part of the destruction of this #MosquitoFire. This is portion of the fire in El Dorado County! @GoodDaySac @CBSSacramento @allyaredas @JohnDabkovich @CALFIRE_PIO pic.twitter.com/tA3ZtTpl1S— DG (@CameraGuyDave1) September 9, 2022
And also along Michigan Bluff Road:
On a positive note, some of the homes survived the blaze:
Here on Volcanoville Road, the fire burned right up to the ridge line of this home but left the house unscathed, while it in engulfed several steel shipping crates on the property. Homes across the street also survived. pic.twitter.com/t8suwgreHq— Sam Stanton (@StantonSam) September 9, 2022
Law enforcement and fire officials have spent the early morning on Friday going door-to-door in the rural regions near the fire to ensure that everyone is evacuating immediately. With another dry, hot day in the forecast, the fire could move into more populated regions. You can find the complete evacuation zone here.