Mosquito Fire 60% contained, all evacuation orders lifted

Staff Report
Many handmade signs of gratitude like these can be seen along routes firefighters take between camp and the fireline, brightening their days.
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TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Mosquito Fire burning near Oxbow Reservoir east of Foresthill in both El Dorado and Placer counties has consumed 76,539 acres, up a couple hundred from Wednesday, and is now 60% contained, Cal Fire said in an incident report Thursday morning.

“Today, clear skies with warmer and drier conditions will allow fuels to start drying again with the increased potential for fire activity,” Cal Fire wrote in the report. “This warmer and drier period with light west winds will continue to build through the weekend and early next week. Due to the continued work of firefighters and cooperators, all evacuation orders for both Placer and El Dorado counties have now been lifted, allowing residents to return home.”

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