Wednesday, September 17, 2014

King fire update 9-17-14 6:30 am now at 18,544 acres 5% contained

King Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: September 17, 2014 6:30 am  
Date/Time Started: September 13, 2014 4:32 pm  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE / USFS - El Dorado National Forest 
County: El Dorado County  
Location: Off King of the Mountain Road, east of Pollock Pines  
Acres Burned - Containment: 18,544 acres - 5% contained  
Structures Threatened: 500 homes remain threatened  
Evacuations: For the latest evacuation, visit the King Fire Information page: UPDATE: Hwy 50 is closed in both directions from Sly Park to Fresh Pond.
Mandatory Evacuation Orders as of 9/17/14 @ 1950 hrs Bullion Bend Road, Bend Court, Bramble Road, Castlewood Circle, Centerview Court, Centerview Drive, Crystal Summit Road, Darby Lane, Dirt Road Lane, Frontier Road, Hazel Valley Road, Midway Avenue, Mill Run, Old Carson Road, Park Creek Road, Pony Express Trail (east of Sly Park Road), Rampart Court, Ridgecrest Way, Ridgeway Drive, Tall Grass, Stacy Lane, Sunset Drive, Timberwood Way, Twin Mountain Road
Mandatory Evacuation Orders have been issued for the following areas:
Crystal Basin - Hwy 50 east of Fresh Pond to Icehouse, North on Icehouse 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, Spring Road, Sunset Drive, Tricometric Trail, Wentworth Springs (south side, east of Pilot Creek Road), 11 Pines Road.
Mandatory evacuation advisory for the entire community of Swansboro, north of the South Fork of the American River between Brushy Creek and Rock Creek. For a full list of the individual roads go to the Sheriff's blog at
Evacuation Orders are still in place for the following: 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 are also under mandatory evacuation
Shelter Location: Seventh Day Adventist Church at 3520 Carson Road, Camino, CA 95709.
Road Closures :Forebay Road at Blair Road and at Forebay Road at Pony Express Trail. White Meadows Road is Closed at Ice House Road.  
Injuries: 2  
Cause: Under Investigation 
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: 2,519  
Total Fire Engines: 245  
Total Fire crews: 62  
Total Helicopters: 11  
Total Dozers: 43  
Total Water Tenders: 57  
Conditions: The King Fire is located in the canyon of the South Fork of the American River, northeast of the community of Pollock Pines. The fire is currently traveling to the east/northeast, and northwest with a rapid rate of spread. The fire is burning in steep terrain located in the South Fork American River Canyon and Silver Creek Canyon. Rollouts and spotting continue to be a problem in these areas. Both ground and air resources continue to be challenged by this steep terrain.  
Phone Numbers  (530) 647-5218 (King Fire Information Line)