The Georgetown Fire Department has sent a Type 3 wildland fire engine, to the Hog Fire in Lassen County. The fire, which began on Saturday July 18th, grew from 650 acres to 5800 acres since Sunday. The department’s 4-person engine company left Georgetown at around 12:30 a.m. Monday morning, met up with the remaining engines in Cool at 1:00 a.m. and arrived at the fire’s base camp, at the Lassen County Fairgrounds, at about 5:30 a.m. Monday morning. The crew joins engines from Garden Valley, El Dorado Hills, Diamond Springs and an engine out of Amador County. They have been assigned to structural protection for 400 homes about a mile in front of the fire line.

Keep our crews, all personnel on the fire and all the residents in your thoughts and prayers

Fire Chief Glenn Brown