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King Fire Update September 24 PM

Incident: King Fire Wildfire
Released: 9/24/2014


September 24, 2014 8:00 PM
Zone 1 (north portion) Fire Information Line: (530) 587-9096
Zone 1 (north portion) Media Information Line: (925) 588-6770
Zone 2 (south portion) Fire Information Line: (530) 647-5218
Zone 2 (south portion) Media information Line: (530) 708- 2724

County: El Dorado and Placer
Fire Start: 9/13/14
Current Acreage Burned: 92,960
Percent Containment: 38%
Structures Destroyed: 69 (12 residences, 57 other type)
Injuries: 6
Structures Threatened: 21,000 (12,000 residences)
Cause: Arson
People Evacuated: 2,830
Total Personnel Assigned: 7,952

Current Situation Zone 1 (northern portion): Firefighters were challenged with sustained winds and lower humidity throughout the day. There was minimal fire growth as the existing containment lines held during this Red Flag condition. Fire behavior was most active on the southwest corner of Zone 1, which included single and group tree torching and a short duration of crown runs. The 30-acre spot fire in the lower east section in Zone 1 has been contained and is in the mop-up phase.

Current Situation Zone 2 (southern portion): Crews continue to mop up, hold, and strengthen existing control lines. The Completion of containment lines continues to be coordinated between Zone 1 and Zone 2. An inmate firefighter struck by a limb was air lifted to Sutter Roseville Medical Center where he is being evaluated and treated. Repopulation of the community of Swansboro began on Wednesday September 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

The King Fire is being managed in Unified Command with Eldorado National Forest, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and CAL FIRE. The Federal Team CIIMT 5 (Jim Giachino) will be coordinating firefighting operations of Zone 1 (northern portion) of the fire, and CAL FIRE IMT 5 (Kevin Smith) is managing Zone 2 (southern portion) of the fire.

Evacuations: Go to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s blog ( .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 and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday. Voicemail is available outside of the hotline hours.

Evacuation Shelter Location: The evacuation shelter is located at the Camino Seventh-day Adventist Church at 3520 Carson Road in Camino.

Road Closures: For current information refer to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s blog (

Community Meetings: On Thursday September 25, 2014 there will be a community meeting scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Camino Seventh-day Adventist Church at 3520 Carson Road, Camino CA.

Air Quality Information: For current air quality information refer to

Cooperating Agencies: CHP, Red Cross, Cal OES, Caltrans, El Dorado Irrigation District, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Sierra Pacific Industries, PG&E, Placer County Water Agency, Placer County Sheriffs, California Conservation Corps and El Dorado County Animal Services.

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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