Friday, September 19, 2014

King Fire 76,376 acres 10% contained

King Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: September 19, 2014 9:10 am  
Date/Time Started: September 13, 2014 4:32 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE / USFS - El Dorado National Forest 
County: El Dorado County  
Location: Near Pollock Pines  
Acres Burned - Containment: 76,376 acres - 10% contained  
Structures Threatened: 12,000 single residences and 9,000 other minor structures  
Evacuations: For the latest evacuation, visit the King Fire Information page: Evacuations: Note- The mandatory closure to all residences south of Highway 50 between Fresh Pond and Riverton has been changed to a voluntary advisory.
Mandatory Evacuation Orders are still in effect for the following areas:
  • Crystal Basin - Hwy 50 east of Fresh Pond to Icehouse, north on Icehouse Road to Wentworth Springs, west to just above Quintette, to include campgrounds and businesses. Union Valley Reservoir area, Yellow Jacket Campground, Wolf Creek Campground, Stumpy Meadows Campground, Fashoda Campground, Big Hill Lookout Road, Big Hill Road, Blodgett Forest Road, Bridle Path Way, Forest Road, Frontier Road, Helix Flat Ave, Icehouse Road (west side), Jones Fork Power House Road, Middle Loop Road, Mosquito Road, Onion Valley Road, Outer Limits Lane, Little Silver Road, Loop road, Peavine Point Road, Peavine ridge Road, Plum Creek Road, Piolet Creek Road, Robbs Peak Road, Sand Mountain Road, SMUDEA (permittee site), Spring Road, Sunset Drive, Tricometric Trail, Wentworth Springs (south side, east of Pilot Creek Road), and 11 Pines Road and Volcanoville.
  • The entire community of Swansboro, north of the South Fork of the American River between Brushy Creek and Rock Creek.
  • The eastside of Forebay Road from King of the Mountain Road to Pony Express Trail. All roads north of Pony Express Trail from Forebay Road east through Bullion Bend. White Meadows Road and Spring Valley Road. Voluntary Evacuation Advisories - All evacuations have been lifted for the communities of Gold Ridge and Lakewood Spring. For residences south of Highway 50 between Fresh Pond and Riverton the advisory has been downgraded to voluntary. A Voluntary Evacuation Advisory is still in place for Quintette, and residents located west of Forebay Road from Blair Road to Pony Express Trail. Additional Voluntary Evacuations Advisories are in place for Badger Hill Road, Marmot Road, Lucky Mine Road, Old Blair Mill Road, Apple Creek court, Applemont Ranch, Chickaree Lane, Longs Creek, Quick Silver Road, Quick Silver Court, and Baltimore Road.
    Evacuation Shelter Location: The evacuation center has been moved to the Camino Seventh-day Adventist Church. The address is: 3520 Carson Road in Camino. Another Red Cross Evacuation center is located at 6530 Wentworth Springs Road, Georgetown, CA 95634. Special Announcements: Public Meeting - Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Georgetown Elementary School at 6530 Wentworth Springs Road, Georgetown, CA 95634.
  • Road Closures :Highway 50 is closed from Pollock Pines to Riverton. Forebay Road at Blair Road and at Forebay Road at Pony Express Trail.  
    Injuries: 2  
    Cause: Arson  
    Cooperating Agencies: EDSO, CHP, American Red Cross, Cal OES, El Dorado Irrigation District, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, PG&E, El Dorado County Animal Control, Sierra Pacific Industries.  
    Total Fire Personnel: 4,425  
    Total Fire Engines: 366  
    Total Fire crews: 121  
    Total Helicopters: 15  
    Total Dozers: 64  
    Total Water Tenders: 74  
    Incident Management Team: 5  
    Conditions: No additional evacuations were ordered today, however as the fire progresses towards the north east more evacuations are likely. Incident officials are in the process of developing long range plans.