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King Fire Update September 15 PM

Incident: King Fire Wildfire
Released: 9/15/2014

September 15, 2015, 6:30 P.M.

Fire Information Line: (530) 647-5218

County: El Dorado Fire Start: 9/13/14
Current Acreage Burned: 8600 Percent Containment: 5%
Expected Containment Date: TBD Injuries: 1
Structures Threatened: 500 Structures Destroyed: 0
Cause: Unknown
Total Personnel Assigned: 1477

Current Situation: The King Fire is located in the canyon of the South Fork of the American River, northeast of the community of Pollock Pines. The fire is currently traveling to the east/northeast, and northwest with a rapid rate of spread. The fire is burning in steep terrain located in the South Fork American River Canyon and Silver Creek Canyon. Rollouts and spotting continue to be a problem in these areas. Both ground and air resources continue to be challenged by this steep terrain.

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.

This afternoon, additional Voluntary Evacuation Advisories are in place for residents on the east side of Sly Park Road between Highway 50 and Park Creek Road. This area extends east to Fresh Pond. The Community of Swansburo north of the South Fork of the American River between Brushy Creek and Rock Creek is also under a Voluntary Evacuation Advisory.

Voluntary Evacuation Advisories remain 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.

Evacuation Shelter Location: The evacuation center is being moved to the Seventh Day Adventist Church at Camino. The Address is: 3521 Carson Road. The Sierra Ridge Middle School evacuation center will close tonight.

Road Closures: Forebay Road at Blair Road and at Forebay Road at Pony Express Trail. White Meadows Road is Closed at Ice House Road.

Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, USFS, EDSO, CHP, Red Cross, Cal OES, El Dorado County Animal Control, Sacramento Regional Type 3 IMT, El Dorado Irrigation District, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Sierra Pacific Industries.

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

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