Robbers FireOver three days, the Robbers Fire had consumed 1,157 acres in the American River Canyon and was still only 10 percent contained according to Cal Fire.
Robbers Fire SmokeSmoke quickly rises as the Robbers Fire spreads.
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Robbers Fire Smoke 2A small army of firefighters continued to battle the wildfire in Placer County on Friday as the effort stretched into its third day.
Robbers Fire Air DropThe fight to contain the fire has been exacerbated by the rugged terrain, making it difficult for engines to access the blaze and forcing the fight to the...
Robbers Fire Smoke 3The weather Friday is expected to be significantly cooler than the triple digits of the past two days, but strong winds could pose a problem for...
Robbers Fire Smoke 4A view submitted photo of a view of the smoke from the Rollins Reservoir.
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Robbers Fire HelicopterFirefighters battle the Robbers Fire from the air.
Robbers Fire FlamesThere are 1,800 personnel working the fire, focusing on the area around Yankee Jims Road and the community of Iowa Hill. No structures have been damaged...
Foresthill ShelterThe Red Cross moved its evacuation center on Friday afternoon from the Veterans Memorial Hall in Forestill to the high school, located at 23319 Foresthill...
FORESTHILL (CBS13) – On the fourth day, the Robbers Fire in Placer County has burned its first home reports Cal Fire.
The location of the home is not know at this time.
By Saturday, the fire had spread to 1,950 acres, and has only been 20 percent contained, up from Friday evening’s 10 percent.
The fire still threatens nearly 200 homes near the communities of Iowa Hill and Foresthill.
The Red Cross moved its evacuation center on Friday afternoon from the Veterans Memorial Hall in Forestill to the high school, located at 23319 Foresthill Road. Residents displaced by the fire can go there for food, shelter and counseling services. The larger high school site also has showers available.
With the continued growth of the fire, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered the use of five Black Hawk helicopters by the National Guard, which took off from Mather Field Saturday morning.
“These aircrafts are tremendously capable,” said National Guard Major General David Baldwin.
The helicopters can drop 660 gallons of water from one Bambi bucket.
Continue to check back for updates on this ongoing story.