Trailhead Fire

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Trailhead Fire
Trailhead Fire InciWeb 2016 06 29.jpeg
Trailhead Fire: View of Cock Robin point from the East, June 29, 2016
LocationEldorado National Forest, Placer County & El Dorado County, California
Coordinates38°58′08″N 120°51′14″W / 38.969°N 120.854°W / 38.969; -120.854Coordinates: 38°58′08″N 120°51′14″W / 38.969°N 120.854°W / 38.969; -120.854
Date(s)June 28, 2016 (2016-06-28) - July 18, 2016 (2016-07-18)
Burned area1,264 acres (5 km2)
CauseUnder investigation
Trailhead Fire is located in Northern California
Trailhead Fire
Location in Northern California

The Trailhead Fire was a wildfire burning in the Middle Fork American River canyon in both Placer County & El Dorado County, California.[2] As of June 30, 2016 the fire has consumed 1,264 acres (5.12 km2) and is 12% contained.


On Wednesday June 29, less than 24 hours after the fire was first reported, the fire had grown to over 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) forcing widespread evacuations as over 2,500 structures were threatened.[3] By Wednesday evening, the fire was only 12% contained and two evacuation centers had been established: one at Golden Sierra High School in Garden Valley for residents in El Dorado County, and a second at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn for residents in Placer County.[4]

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  1. ^ "Trailhead FIre". CAL FIRE. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Trailhead FIre". Inciweb. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  3. ^ Jenkins, Macy (29 June 2016). "Trailhead Fire Evacuations Expand As Fire Hits 1,000 Acres". CBS Sacramento. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  4. ^ Staff, KCRA (29 June 2016). "More than 2,000 structures threatened by Foresthill wildfire". KCRA. Retrieved 30 June 2016.

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