Kyburz Fire at 615 Acres, 40% Contained

Kyburz, CA…The Kyburz Fire began on July 8 at 12:41 approximately 1/2 mile east of 29 Mile Post west of Kyburz California. More that 800 personnel are supporting fire fighting activity. Overnight, crews made good progress building fire line around the perimeter of the fire. The fire is officially 40% contained. Crews today will continue building and improving firelines. The fire is estimated to be 615 acres in size. The acerage increase is due to better mapping.

Campground facilities in the Crystal Basin are open. Granite Springs Road is closed. Please check the Caltrans website for the latest road information:

Firefighter and public safety continue to be the number one priority.

Twitter fire information is available @EldoradoNF #KyburzFire

Basic Information
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Under Investigation
Date of Origin Monday July 08th, 2013 approx. 12:45 PM
Location West of Kyburz CA
Incident Commander Dave Perrera
Current Situation
Total Personnel 864
Size 615 acres
Percent Contained 40%
Fuels Involved