Amoruso Fire in Placer County: Forward progress stopped on 502-acre fire | UPDATE

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Cal Fire said the fire was caused by a vehicle pulling a trailer emitting sparks into grass on the side of the road.

PLACER COUNTY, Calif. — Cal Fire and the Placer County Fire Department have stopped forward progress on a vegetation fire in the area of Sunset Boulevard and Amoruso Way Monday evening.

Cal Fire said the fire started as a series of roadside spots, but the wind caused it to grow and torch dry grass in its path, growing to about 502 acres.

As of 6:22 p.m., there are no evacuations in place. The fire currently has 80% containment as of Tuesday morning and forward progress was stopped Monday night.

Cal Fire said the fire was caused by a vehicle pulling a trailer emitting sparks into grass on the side of the road.

An evacuation warning has been lifted. There are no mandatory evacuations at this time. 

CAL FIRE/Placer County Fire Department firefighters in Unified Command with Placer County Sheriff’s Office at scene of…

Posted by CAL FIRE NEU on Monday, June 24, 2024

According to Cal Fire, the 2022 fire season was quieter than previous years, but there were still several significant fires. January 2022 saw just one major incident with the Colorado Fire in Monterey County burning 687 acres. Fires picked up in May when the Lost Lake Fire burned through 5,856 acres. The largest fire in 2022, the Mosquito Fire, started in early September. It burned through more than 76,000 acres in El Dorado and Placer counties. 

Overall, 331,360 acres burned in 2022 from 7,477 wildfires — well below the five-year average of 2.3 million acres. Over 870 structures were affected and nine people were killed, all civilians.  

If you live in a wildfire-prone zone, Cal Fire suggests creating a defensible space around your home. Defensible space is an area around a building in which vegetation and other debris are completely cleared. At least 100 feet is recommended.

What you need to know to prepare, stay safe for wildfires

The Department of Homeland Security suggests assembling an emergency kit that has important documents, N95 respirator masks, and supplies to grab with you if you’re forced to leave at a moment’s notice. The agency also suggests signing up for local warning system notifications and knowing your community’s evacuation plans best to prepare yourself and your family in cases of wildfires.

Some counties use Nixle alerts to update residents on severe weather, wildfires, and other news. To sign up, visit www.nixle.com or text your zip code to 888777 to start receiving alerts. 

Read more: Are you wildfire ready? Here’s what to do to prepare for fire season.

PG&E customers can also subscribe to alerts via text, email, or phone call. If you’re a PG&E customer, visit the Profile & Alerts section of your account to register.

What questions do you have about the latest wildfires? If you’re impacted by the wildfires, what would you like to know? Text the ABC10 team at (916) 321-3310.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.