King Fire Update September 14 PM
Incident: King Fire Wildfire
Fire Information Line: (530) 647-5218
Location: South Fork of the American River, northeast of the community of Pollock Pines County: El Dorado
Acres: 3,000 Acres
% Containment: 10%
Start Date & Time: 9/13/2014 at 4:40pm
Expected Containment: TBD
Cause: Under Investigation
Structures Threatened: 500
Structures Destroyed: 0
EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT ASSIGNED:
Fire Engines: 103 Fire Crews: 28 Bulldozers: 9
Airtankers: 6 Helicopters: 6 Water Tenders: 9
Total Personnel: 806
Current Situation: The King Fire is currently located in the canyon of the South Fork of the American River northeast of the community of Pollock Pines. Fire is currently traveling to the east/northeast with a rapid rate of spread.
Evacuations: Mandatory Evacuation Orders are 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.
Voluntary Evacuation Advisories are in place for residents located west of Forebay Road from Blair Road to Pony Express Trail. Additional Voluntary Evacuation Advisories are in place for Badger Hill Road, Marmot Road, Lucky Mine Road, Old Blair Mill Road, Apple Creek Ct, Applemont Ranch, Chickaree Lane, Longs Creek, Quick Silver Road, Quick Silver Ct, and Baltimore Road.
Shelter Location: Sierra Ridge Middle School, 2701 Amber Trail, Pollock Pines
Road Closures: Forebay Road at Blair Road and at Forebay Road at Pony Express Trail.