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King Fire Update September 27 PM

Incident: King Fire Wildfire
Released: 9/27/2014


September 27, 2014 7:00 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: 97,099
Percent Containment: 84%
Structures Destroyed: 80 (12 residences, 68 other type)
Injuries: 6
Structures Threatened: 0
Cause: Arson
Residences Evacuated: 0
Total Personnel Assigned: 5863

Current Situation Zone 1 (north portion): Fire Suppression crews continue to mop up and improve existing control lines throughout Zone 1. Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms throughout the day have assisted with further containment. The Suppression Repair phase has been implemented and work has begun on the west side of the fire. The demobilization process continues while facilitating the needs of the incident. The Tahoe National Forest has issued a route closure. This includes Mosquito Ridge Rd., Forest Service Rd. 22, as well as Western States trail, and Tevis Cup trails.

Current Situation Zone 2 (south portion): After the last two days of rain, the roads are being evaluated for potential mud and debris flow. Firefighters begin to prepare some homes and buildings with sandbags. 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.

Route Closure information:
Refer to the following link for El Dorado National Forest Closures
Refer to the following link for the Tahoe National Forest Closures

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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