The Placer County district attorney has decided not to file new charges against the man accused of setting the Robbers Fire.
The man charged with starting the Robbers fire in July of last year has been released from custody and all charges dropped.
A 28-year-old Sacramento man was arrested on Friday and charged with causing the Robbers Fire that has burned more than 2,600 acres in rural Placer County.
It’s an impressive sight in any firefight, a DC-10 supertanker swooping in and seemingly saving the day. CBS13 asked why it took four days and one home to burn before being used on the Robbers Fire.
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.
As crews continue to make progress in the Robbers Fire near Foresthill, those evacuated are on their seventh day of being displaced from their homes.
Crews are hoping to make a big push against the Robbers Fire in rural Placer County with the break in the weather.
Evacuations remain in effect for the communities of Yankee Jims Canyon, Shirttail Canyon, and Iowa Hill as the Robbers Fire in Placer County grows to 2,400 acres on its fifth day.
By Saturday, the fire had spread to 1,950 acres, and has only been 20 percent contained, up from Friday evening’s 10 percent.
Black Hawk helicopters are helping the fire fight against the Robbers Fire.
A small army of firefighters continued to battle the wildfire in Placer County on Friday as the effort stretched into its third day.
It’s a tense time for those displaced by the wildfire in Placer County, some of whom have family history in the area dating back more than a century.