Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kings Fire 70,994 acres, 5% contained

King Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: September 18, 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: Near Pollock Pines  
Acres Burned - Containment: 70,994 acres - 5% contained  
Structures Threatened: 2,007 single residences and 1,505 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.
  • 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 Volcanoville, 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 now open. Forebay Road at Blair Road and at Forebay Road at Pony Express Trail.  
    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: 3,695  
    Total Fire Engines: 299  
    Total Fire crews: 88  
    Total Helicopters: 15  
    Total Dozers: 49  
    Total Water Tenders: 68  
    Conditions: The King Fire is burning in steep terrain in the South Fork of the American River Canyon and Silver Creek Canyon, north of the community of Pollock Pines. This afternoon the fire made a significant run to the northwest necessitating the mandatory evacuation order for Quintette and Volcanoville.