Terrain Satellite
17.6 mi
ENE of Georgetown, CA
Last Updated:
26 mins, 52 secs ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:30 PM PDT

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 2 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the Point Fire

The Point Fire remains at 93 acres with 97% Containment. Containment lines continue to hold as fire personnel continue with mop up and control any hot spots that are still smoldering and burning as it is safe to do so. There are still many standing snags creating hazard conditions for fire personnel still assigned to the incident. Rehab and repair for the Point Fire is to be completed on mechanically created fire lines. This is done using a dozer or excavator to pull the soils back to restore original landscape and by using brush, limbs, poles, and logs placing them into naturally appearing arrangements. The Objectives remain the same to provide for fire fighter safety & to protect private and public lands.

The Point Fire began On October 26 at 6:00 AM off Nevada Point Rd and Long Creek Rd, north of Ellicott Bridge in the Georgetown RD of the Eldorado National Forest. Eldorado NF and Cal Fire resources responded to the incident. It is located within the 2014 King Fire Footprint creating standing snag hazard conditions hampering containment of fire lines. The fire remained a concern during the recent Red Flag wind events with no significant growth.


Basic Information

Incident Type:
Date of Origin:
Monday October 26th, 2020 approx. 06:30 AM
Incident Commander:
Ryan Waggoner
39.003, -120.482

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
To prevent the fire from spreading to private property, surrounding communities, and values at risk. Keep the fire:
• South of Bear Springs
• West of the 14N20 RD
• East of North Wallace Canyon
• North of Desert Cold Springs
Projected Incident Activity:

Similar weather will continue into the middle part of the week with low daytime
humidity and poor to moderate overnight humidity recoveries. Overall not much
wind except except for locally breezy winds overnight. The pattern does shift late
this week with increased onshore winds which will bring improved humidity both
during the day and overnight. There will also be a chance for light showers Friday
into the weekend

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Overall we will see no major changes in the weather pattern over the next
several days. Low daytime humidity will continue with poor to moderate
overnight recoveries. Locally breezy winds up to 16 mph can be expected
at night with lighter winds during the day.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Eldorado NF Information
Phone: 530-334-6477
Fire Unit Information
Eldorado National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
100 Forni RD Placerville California 95667
Placerville, CA 95667