King Fire Update September 26 AM
Incident: King Fire Wildfire
KING FIRE UPDATE
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: 96,004
Percent Containment: 68%
Structures Destroyed: 80 (12 residences, 68 other type)
Structures Threatened: 289
Residences Evacuated: 0
Total Personnel Assigned: 7,749
Current Situation Zone 1 (north portion): With minimal fire activity during the last operational period combined with an increase in containment, crews have been able to further reinforce containment lines in Zone 1. Smoldering of heavy fuels were observed in the interior pockets and may be visible throughout the next several days. The suppression repair plan has been completed and the implementation is scheduled to begin Saturday, September 27, 2014. With the diminished threat level, excess fire resources and personnel have begun the demobilization process.
Current Situation Zone 2 (south portion): The Pacific system came through the fire area yesterday bringing .6 to .9 inches of rain. Temperatures will continue to be cool with the chance of showers and thundershowers through Saturday. The observed fire activity yesterday was minimal with smoldering in interior pockets of heavier fuels. Crews continue to mop up, hold, and improve existing control lines. Containment lines continue to be coordinated between zones 1 and zones 2. The demobilization process continues as excess resources are identified. The fire maintains an adequate amount of resources to meet incident objectives.
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 (pio.edso.org)
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.