|King Fire Incident Information:|
|Last Updated:||September 23, 2014 12:20 pm|
|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:||89,574 acres - 35% contained|
|Structures Threatened:||12,000 single residences and 9,000 other minor structures|
|Structures Destroyed:||10 single residences & 22 other minor structures|
|Evacuations:|| For the latest evacuations, visit the King Fire Information page:|
To obtain the most current and accurate evacuation status and information go directly to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s blog (pio.edso.org) and web page at: http://www.edcgov.us/Government/El_Dorado_County_King_Fire_Information.aspx
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.
Evacuation Shelter Location:
The Camino Seventh-day Adventist Church at 3520 Carson Road, Camino, CA 95709
The King Incident and cooperating agencies will hold a news conference at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church located at 3520 Carson Rd. in Camino at 12:00 p.m. This will announce the re-population of residents in the White Meadows area at 1 pm today.
For the latest highway 50 closures visit the CAL TRANS webpage.
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/display.php?page=us50 Before driving near the area, check with the Caltrans Highway Information Network (CHIN) 800.427.7623
|Road Closures :||For current information refer to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s blog (pio.edso.org)|
|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:||7,388|
|Total Fire Engines:||547|
|Total Fire crews:||122|
|Total Water Tenders:||61|
|Incident Management Team:||5|
King Fire is burning in steep terrain in the South Fork of the American
River Canyon, Silver Creek Canyon, and the Rubicon Canyon, north of the
community of Pollock Pines. The fire has crossed into Placer County and
has burned onto the Tahoe National Forest. The recent rainfall over the
fire did little to slow fire behavior. Red Flag Warnings are predicted
over the fire area for high winds and low relative humidity from
September 23 at 2:00 p.m. until September 24 at 8:00 p.m. Crews are
building direct line where they can, and indirect line where unsafe
conditions exist. A spot fire on the east side of French Meadows
Reservoir, north of the leading fire edge, is close to full containment.
Two heavy helicopters began making water drops on the spot fire in the
late afternoon. Crews in Zone 1 located and mopped up two nearby spot
fires that were identified overnight by aerial infrared camera.
The King Fire is being managed in Unified Command with CAL FIRE,
Eldorado National Forest, and the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.
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. The
damage assessment of the White Meadows area continues, currently 10
residences and 22 other type structures were destroyed.
The King Incident and cooperating agencies will hold a news conference at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church located at 3520 Carson Rd. in Camino at 12:00 p.m. This will announce the re-population of residents in the White Meadows area.