Foresthill – On August 19, 2021 at 4:09 p.m., the Foresthill Fire Protection District was dispatched to a reported residential mobile home fire with extension into the vegetation at 24130 Foresthill Road. The actual address is 24130 Main Street The first arriving engine, Foresthill Fire Engine #90, found the structure with the rear third of the mobile home involved in fire. While the initial two-person engine started to deploy lines, neighbors informed firefighters that there may be a person in the mobile home. The on-scene Foresthill crews made entry into the structure to begin a search for the potential victim. An aggressive fire attack was made and a search found no victim, but it did find two dogs. Both dogs survived.
An additional hose line was stretched to protect a near by unoccupied mobile home. United States Forest Service (USFS) Engine 342 arrived to pull two hose lines to extinguish the burning vegetation. CalFire Engine 2395 arrived to support the structure fire operations.
The Foresthill Engines were on scene within 4 minutes of dispatch, followed closely by the USFS Engine and CalFire Engine. The fire was knocked down within 10 minutes of arrival.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation but damage is estimated at over $40,000.00. Power to mobile home park was secured by PGE. The American Red Cross was called to assist with housing for those who were affected by the fire.
The response included two Foresthill fire engines, and one Foresthill Fire chief officer. Foresthill Fire District received with mutual aid from Cal Fire, USFS, Auburn City Fire, Placer County Fire, Newcastle Fire, Placer Hills Fire, and Placer County Sheriff.
For further information please contact Fire Chief Michael Ridley at (530) 300-8569.