Mosquito Fire is latest Challenge for CAL FIRE


Updated: September 09, 2022

The Mosquito Fire erupted in hills above the Sacramento on September 6.  As of September 9, the fire is 0% contained and has burned over 14,000 acres.  

It is affecting Eldorado and Placer Counties.  The agencies involved are CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit, USFS Tahoe National Forest, Foresthill Fire Protection District, and Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

Becuse the fire is burining the hills of Eldorado and Placer Counties, the containment is is extremely difficult, because of the terrain.  

The cause of the fire is under investigation.