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King Fire Announcement

King Fire Mid-Day Update September 25 PM

Incident: King Fire Wildfire
Released: 9/25/2014


September 25, 2014 2:00 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: 95,347
Percent Containment: 43%
Structures Destroyed: 69 (12 residences, 57 other type)
Injuries: 6
Structures Threatened: 289
Cause: Arson
People Evacuated: 694
Total Personnel Assigned: 8,002

Current Situation Zone 1 and Zone 2: Areas of the King Fire are experiencing heavy rainfall that could lead to flash flooding and debris flow. The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a flash flood warning until 6:15 PM. The severely burned areas are of particular concern including the south and middle forks of the American River and the Rubicon River basin. Excessive run off is likely to occur in the areas that have experienced severe tree and vegetation loss. Those traveling in the vicinity of the burned area should be alert for possible flash flooding and debris flows. A flash flood warning for a burn area means that flash flooding, debris flow and/or rockslides are likely or already occurring. If you are near the warned area, you should seek a safe location immediately. For additional information, contact Placer County Information Office at (530) 886-5310 or El Dorado County Hotline at (530) 642-7263. While this weather pattern prevails, these factors have great potential to limit any additional fire growth, but will also reduce mobility and access for firefighting operations. The demobilization of resources assigned to the King Fire is currently underway. A significant number of resources are anticipated to be released based on the current fire and weather situation. These measures ensure that the number and type of resources assigned to the incident match the current operational needs.

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.

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. Camino Seventh-day Adventist Church at 3520 Carson Road, Camino CA.

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.

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

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