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King Fire

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Approximate Location

38.782 latitude, -120.604 longitude

Incident Overview

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The King Fire is being managed by a Type 3 Team (Troy Nelson).

The Incident Command Post has moved to the Base Camp at Sunset Campground on Ice House road.

Information line: 530-622-5061 Information has been turned over to the Forest. This number is the Eldorado NF headquarters office.

A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team is on scene and assessing the post-fire threats to life, safety, property, and critical natural and cultural resources on the National Forest. To learn more about the Three Phases of Wildfire Rehabilitation (suppression repair, emergency stabilization - burned area emergency response, and long-term recovery) visit the King Fire BAER Inciweb page. The team will post news and updates as their assessments and efforts progress.

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday September 13th, 2014 approx. 06:37 PM
Incident CommanderIMT 3 Troy Nelson

Current Situation

Total Personnel300
Size97,717 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Heavy timber, steep terrain


Planned Actions

Mop-up, patrol, inventory/backhaul of excess suppression equipment and trash removal will continue. Suppression repair using mechanical equipment will continue as well as snag removal and chipping of cleared fuel along roads. Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team members will continue to assess the fire area.

Projected Incident Activity

It is anticipated that any areas of increased fire behavior will be primarily isolated surface fire on exposed southern aspects. Occasional isolated single tree torching on exposed aspects is anticipated as the low humidity and warm days continue. Heavy dead and down fuels will also continue to hold heat and burn.


Unit Information

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Eldorado National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
100 Forni Road
Placerville, CA 95667

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