Monday Jul 16 2012 comments Firefighters battle Robbers Fire on Ground By: Photos by Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal -A +A Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalMarin County firefighter Graham Groneman is one of more than 2,000 firefighting personnel from around California who are working to tame the Robbers Fire, which was in its sixth day Monday and was 30 percent contained. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalMarin County Fire Department firefighters (L-R) Zach Sweeney, Todd Overshiner and Mark Burbank were on the fire line Monday in the Brushy Creek/Bear Ridge area. The group was part of the close to 2,000 firefighters fighting the blaze. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalZach Sweeney of the Marin County Fire Department near the Brushy Creek Circle fire line Monday. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalMarin County Fire engineer Mark Burbank walks down a 40 percent slope along a freshly cut dozer line near Foresthill in the Brushy Creek area on Monday. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalA roadside display for firefighters on Foresthill Road. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalChris Gilbert, at left, and Zach Sweeney, both of Marin County Fire Department, work on putting out hot spots Monday with water and a mattock on a steep canyon near Foresthill burned by the Robbers Fire. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalMarin County Fire Department members were on the fire line near Brushy Creek Circle and Bear Ridge outside of Foresthill. The Crew was part of nearly 2,000 firefighters from all over the state working on the Robbers Fire. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalLocal firefighters from the Placer Hills Fire District were part of the fire teams fighting the Robbers Fire outside of Foresthill off Yankee Jims Road. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalCal Fire efforts Monday to contain the Robbers Fire near Foresthill include cutting down trees to provide a fire-safe buffer. Marin County firefighter Graham Groneman was one of the chainsaw operators and demonstrated the task of bringing down trees near Foresthill. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalMarin County Fire Department firefighter Jonathan Richardson works a hot spot Monday on the fire line of the Robbers Fire.