|King Fire Incident Information:|
|Last Updated:||September 2, 2014 8:30 am|
|Date/Time Started:||September 13, 2014 4:32 pm|
|Administrative Unit:||CAL FIRE / USFS - El Dorado National Forest|
|County:||El Dorado County|
|Location:||Near Pollock Pines|
|Acres Burned - Containment:||95,347 acres - 43% contained|
|Structures Threatened:||12,000 single residences and 9,000 other minor structures|
|Structures Destroyed:||12 single residences & 56 other minor structures|
Evacuations: Go to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s blog (pio.edso.org)
.The Sheriff’s office manages all evacuation activities for the county
and is updating information as changes occur. To assist in this effort,
the Chief Administrative Office of El Dorado County has set up a hotline
and webpage. The hotline phone number is (530) 642-8208;7263. The
hotline will be available from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
and 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Saturday -‐ Sunday. Voicemail is available
outside of the hotline hours.
Evacuation Shelter Location: The evacuation shelter is located at the Camino Seventh-‐day Adventist Church at 3520
Carson Road in Camino.
Road Closures: For current information refer to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s blog (pio.edso.org)
Community Meetings: On Thursday September 25, 2014 there will be a community meeting scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Camino Seventh-‐day Adventist Church at 3520 Carson Road, Camino CA.
Air Quality Information: For current air quality information refer to www.edcgov.us/airqualitymanagement
|Cooperating Agencies:||CHP, Red Cross, Cal OES, El Dorado Irrigation District, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Sierra Pacific Industries, PG&E, Placer County Water Agency, Placer County Sheriffs, California Conservation Corps and El Dorado County Animal Services.|
|Total Fire Personnel:||8,002|
|Total Fire Engines:||568|
|Total Fire crews:||182|
|Total Water Tenders:||75|
|Incident Management Team:||5|
Situation Zone 1 (northern portion): Firefighters continued to make
progress throughout the night increasing the containment lines in Zone
1. Fire intensity diminished after sunset with minimal growth, however
there was lateral fire progression to the east in the lower section of
Zone 1. Dozers widened and improved access roads and continued the
contingency work along the 26 rd. Precipitation ranging from ¼” – ½”
along with wind gusts up to 20 mph is expected today. A Fire information
call center has been established in Truckee to assist citizens in the
Lake Tahoe basin.
Current Situation Zone 2 (southern portion): The completion of
containment lines continues to be coordinated between Zone 1 and Zone 2.
Overnight a break in the weather over the fire area brought lower
temperatures and higher humidity allowing firefighters to improve
control and containment lines. On Wednesday September 24, 2014 an inmate
firefighter from Norco Camp was struck by a limb and was air lifted to
Sutter Roseville Medical Center.
Repopulation of the community of Swansboro began on Wednesday September
24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
The King Fire is being managed in Unified Command with Eldorado National Forest, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and CAL FIRE. The Federal Team CIIMT 5 (Jim Giachino) will be coordinating firefighting operations of Zone 1 (northern portion) of the fire, and CAL FIRE IMT 5 (Kevin Smith) is managing Zone 2 (southern portion) of the fire.