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King Fire Update September 25 PM

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


September 25, 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: 95,347
Percent Containment: 55%
Structures Destroyed: 80 (12 residences, 68 other type)
Injuries: 6
Structures Threatened: 289
Cause: Arson
Residences Evacuated: 0
Total Personnel Assigned: 8,061

Current Situation Zone 1: The Pacific storm system earlier today brought ½”- ¾” of needed rain to the area which minimized fire growth in Zone 1. Firefighters were successful with their efforts in constructing additional containment lines in Div 1Y and 1Z down to the Rubicon River. A substantial demobilization of resources began today while maintaining adequate resources to meet the incident objectives.

Current Situation Zone 2: Fire activity diminished in Zone 2 today as a cold front moved through producing steady showers with rain totals reaching up to ¾” with pockets up to 1”. The observed fire activity was minimal with smoldering in interior pockets of the heavier fuels. The rain began to move out of the area around 3:00 PM followed by clear skies. Due to a diminished threat to communities some fire resources have been demobilized. The fire maintains an adequate amount of resources to meet incident objectives. The Completion of containment lines continues to be coordinated between Zones 1 and Zones 2. Mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted for the Quintette and Volcanoville communities but an evacuation advisory remains in effect. Slab Creek Road has been re-opened and the Forebay Road closure point has been moved to the forest boundary allowing all residences to return.

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) is managing 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.

El Dorado County Information Hotline: The hotline will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Voicemail is available on weekends and outside of the hotline hours.

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

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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