UPDATE- 7:10PM - The USFS is reporting the fire to be 83 percent contained.
PLACER COUNTY, Calif. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The American Fire burning in Placer County is now 81 percent contained.
U.S. Forest Service says the fire has burned 24,408 acres. With increased containment of the fire, additional fire crews have begun repairing areas affected by fire fighting activities. This has included chipping material piled next to roads during fire line
construction as well as identifying needs to construct water control devices along fire lines throughout the fire area.
Mosquito Ridge Rd (FSR 96) remains closed from the junction of Ralston Ridge Rd (FSR 96-023) to the junction of the Duncan Diversion Dam access road (FSR 96-052), west of French Meadows Reservoir. Foresthill Rd remains closed from Humbug Canyon Road (FSR 88-066) to Robinson Flat Campground and Forest Rd 43 (Robinson Flat Rd) remains closed from Robinson Flat Campground to Mosquito Ridge Rd. Robinson Flat Campground and Duncan Peak Lookout also remain closed.