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King Fire Update September 16 AM

Incident: King Fire Wildfire
Released: 9/16/2014

September 16, 2015, 10:00 AM

Fire Information Line: (530) 647-5218

County: El Dorado
Fire Start: 9/13/14
Current Acreage Burned: 11,570 P
ercent Containment:
Expected Containment Date: TBD
Structures Threatened: 500
Structures Destroyed: 0
Cause: Unknown
Total Personnel Assigned: 1,555

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 burning to the east/northeast and northwest and was very active yesterday. The fire is burning in steep terrain located in the South Fork of the 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. During the nighttime hours the fire remained active, pushing the fire down through the drainages. California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 has assumed command of the fire as of 6:00 A.M. this morning. This unified command fire is a joint effort with CAL FIRE and the El Dorado National Forest.

Evacuations: Mandatory Evacuation Orders are in place for the following: The Community of Swansboro north of the South Fork of the American River between Brushy Creek and Rock Creek. 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 the following: East side of Sly Park Road between Highway 50 and Park Creek Road, extending east to Fresh Pond, and west of Forebay Road from Blair Road to Pony Express Trail. 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 are also included in the Voluntary Evacuation Advisory.

Evacuation Shelter Location: The evacuation center has been moved to the Camino Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Address is: 3520 Carson Road in Camino.

Road Closures: Forebay Road at Blair Road and at Forebay Road at Pony Express Trail. White Meadows Road is Closed at Ice House Road. Highway 50 east of Pollock Pines may be subject to delays or lane closures in the fire area.

Special Announcements: A community meeting will be held tonight at 7:30 P.M., located at the Camino Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Address is: 3520 Carson Road in Camino.

Cooperating Agencies: El Dorado County Sheriff, CHP, Red Cross, Cal OES, El Dorado County Animal Control, El Dorado Irrigation District, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Sierra Pacific Industries.

Unit Information

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

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