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King Fire Announcement

King Fire Updates September 26 PM

Incident: King Fire Wildfire
Released: 9/26/2014


September 26, 2014 7:30 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: 97,099
Percent Containment: 74%
Structures Destroyed: 80 (12 residences, 68 other type)
Injuries: 6
Structures Threatened: 289
Cause: Arson
Residences Evacuated: 0
Total Personnel Assigned: 7,214

Current Situation Zone 1 (north portion): Further containment was achieved with the completion of the hand line which extended from the existing dozer line down to the Rubicon river drainage area on the east portion of the fire. The completed control lines in Grizzly Creek area along with water dropping helicopters increased the containment to the west portion of Zone 1. Precipitation of up to ½” along with SE winds gusting to 15 mph are predicted for this evening’s operational period. The Tahoe National Forest has issued a road closure which includes the Foresthill Rd., Forest Service Rd. 22, and the Western States and Tevis Cup trails. For detailed information please visit:

Current Situation Zone 2 (south portion): Temperatures will continue to be cool with the chance of showers and thundershowers through Saturday. Crews continue to mop up, hold, and improve existing control lines. Containment lines continue to be coordinated between Zones 1 and Zones 2. Fire Suppression Repair Teams are preparing to work in the fire effected areas. The demobilization process continues to release excess resources while maintaining an adequate amount of resources to meet incident needs. In an effort to prevent the spread of non-native weeds and diseases within the forest, a vehicle rinse station has been established using water conservation measures and run off containment.

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 number (530) 642-7263 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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