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Update: Crews Battling Gann Fire In Valley Springs

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Update at 5:30pm: Aggressive work by firefighters has kept the Gann Fire in Valley Springs at 90 acres. Work will continue this evening to build containment lines. The fire ignited this afternoon near Hogan Dam Road and Quartz Hill Drive. No structures are immediately threatened. More details are below:

Update at 3:10pm: The Gann Fire in Valley Springs is up to 90 acres. The fire is still burning in steep and rugged terrain. A positive development is that the “structure threat is now mitigated,” according to CAL Fire, so the three structures that were near the blaze are no longer threatened. The fire is still considered zero-percent contained. Air and ground resources remain fully engaged.

The Calaveras Office of Emergency Services notes that there is an evacuation advisory near the fire area, south of New Hogan Reservoir. Officials stress that it is only an advisory, and not a warning or order. It is simply to alert the public in case conditions change. It is specifically zone CCU-130. OES adds, “There is a vegetation fire near the shooting range located on Hogan Dam Road near the Whiskey Creek area. Multiple fire units and aircraft are on scene. Currently, no Warnings or Evacuation Orders have been issued. In the event the fire situation changes further information will be provided.”

Smoke has decreased near the fire, compared to an hour ago, based on the webcam pointed directly at the blaze.

Evacuation Advisory for CCU - 130 South of New Hogan Reservoir
Evacuation Advisory for CCU – 130 South of New Hogan Reservoir

Update at 2:32pm: The hot temperatures, heavy brush, and steep terrain are creating challenges for firefighters battling the Gann Fire in Valley Springs. The fire, near New Hogan Road and Quartz Hill Drive, is now 57 acres. Three structures nearby remain threatened. Additional air and ground resources have been responding.

Original story posted at 2:12pm: Valley Springs, CA — CAL Fire reports that air and ground resources are fighting a 35-acre vegetation fire in Valley Springs.

It is near the intersection of New Hogan Road and Quartz Hill Drive. Three structures are threatened, according to CAL Fire. It is burning in grass, Chamise, and brush.

Be prepared for activity in the area. We will pass along more information as it becomes available.

Click here to view a webcam aimed at the fire. 

  • Evacuation Advisory for CCU - 130 South of New Hogan Reservoir