King Fire Update September 18 PM
Incident: King Fire Wildfire
KING FIRE UPDATE
September 18, 2014, 8:00 PM
Fire Information Line: (530) 647-5218
County: El Dorado
Fire Start: 9/13/14
Current Acreage Burned: 73,184
Percent Containment: 10%
Expected Containment Date: TBD
Structures Threatened: 21,000 (12,000 residences)
Structures Destroyed: 0
People Evacuated: 2,819
Cause: Under investigation
Total Personnel Assigned: 3,842
Current Situation: The 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. Lower temperatures and increased humidity helped fire crews make progress today. Most of the fire activity today was in the Long Canyon area on the northwest side of the fire. California Interagency Incident Management Team 5 is in Unified Command with CAL FIRE, Eldorado National Forest, and the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.
Evacuations: 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: 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.
· The hotline phone number is (530) 642-7263. The hotline will be available from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday. Voicemail is available outside of the hotline hours.
· Information will also be updated via the County's Twitter @CountyElDorado and Facebook.
Evacuation Shelter Location: The evacuation shelter is located at the Camino Seventh-day Adventist Church at 3520 Carson Road in Camino.
Special Announcements: Public Meeting – Public meetings were held tonight in Foresthill and in Camino.
Road Closures: Granite Springs, Ice House Road (east side), Pickett Pen Road, Rubicon Trail, Windmiller Trail, Wrights Lake Road, including all Forest Service roads, trails, and access roads in the Crystal Basin recreation area between Ice House Road and Desolation Wilderness, north of the Highway 50 corridor, Ice House Reservoir, Loon Lake, Rockbound Lake, Rubicon Reservoir. White Meadows at Ice House Road, Rock Creek at 193, Mosquito Road at Union Ridge Road, Highway 50 (Sly Park to Union Ridge), Forebay at Deep Haven and Forebay at Blair is open to residents only, Canyon Edge at Randolph Canyon (hard closure by CHP), Ice House Road from Highway 50 to Wentworth Springs Road and Wentworth Springs Road from Quintette to Ice House Road.
The King Fire Area is closed to provide for public safety.
Cooperating Agencies: CHP, Red Cross, Cal OES, El Dorado Irrigation District, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Sierra Pacific Industries, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, PG&E, Placer County Water Agency, Placer County OES, and El Dorado County Animal Services.