FORESTHILL (CBS13) – As firefighters continue to make good progress in the Robbers Fire, mandatory evacuations are set to be lifted Wednesday morning and the evacuation center will also close.

Placer County officials announced Tuesday night that the evacuation center at Foresthill High School would close Wednesday at 9 a.m., the same time residents of the Brushy Creek and Yankee Jims areas will be allowed back in their homes.

South of the community of Iowa Hill, a complete closure remains in effect for Shirt Tail Canyon Road at Big Dipper Road.

As of Tuesday, the fire was 60 percent contained and had affected 2,650 acres. Cal Fire said it expects full containment by Saturday. The fire broke out on July 11.

The American Red Cross, which has operated the evacuation shelter in conjunction with Placer County Health and Human Services, said that any residents who anticipate needing further assistance can call Red Cross at (916) 993-7087 from 8:30-4:30. After hours, call (855) 891-7325.


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