Mosquito Fire Sept. 9 Evening Update

The wildfire that has prompted evacuations and jumped the Middle Fork of the American River on Thursday continues to threaten homes and be a challenge for fire crews. The Mosquito Fire was reported Tuesday evening near Mosquito Ridge Road on the north side of the Oxbow Reservoir. It threatens several communities, including Georgetown and Foresthill. As of 10:55 p.m. on Friday, the Mosquito Fire has charred33,754 acres, according to FIRIS. Cal Fire said it is still 0% contained. There are 3,666 structures threatened. Cal Fire said in its incident report that the fire has grown significantly overnight. Fire officials added that the fire is burning in difficult terrain, including steep canyons where directly attacking the fire can be difficult.