King Fire evening Update 9-29-14
Incident: King Fire Wildfire
Size: 97,099 acres
Estimated Containment Date: October 4, 2014
Total Personnel Assigned: 3,401
Structures Destroyed: 80 (12 residences, 68 other type)
Current Situation Zone 1 (north portion): Fire crews continued mopping up, pulling excess hose and pumps along with chipping brush within the fire line of Zone 1. There was minimal fire activity today, with some smoke and smoldering of logs. The potential for fire spread remains extremely low. The Truckee Call center is now closed and all calls will be directed to the Zone 2 call center at 530-621-1201.
Current Situation Zone 2 (south portion): As roads dry out from recent rains, fire crews are removing hazardous trees, chipping brush and removing road debris to make roads safe for public travel. Roads identified as high priority for road repair are: Wentworth Spring, White Meadows Road, Ice House Road, Eleven Pines Road and Mosquito Road. Several crews are actively suppressing fire on an unburned island of fuel within the containment line on the western portion of the fire. Other crews are repairing handline and dozer line constructed during fire suppression activity and removing excess fire equipment such as hose, pumps, and tanks. Firefighters continue mop up and patrol. The Eldorado National Forest is evaluating a reduced size of the closure area currently in effect for public safety.
The King fire is being managed in Unified Command with the Eldorado National Forest and CAL FIRE. California Interagency Incident Management Team (CIIMT) 5 led by Jim Giachino is managing Zone 1 (northern portion) of the fire and CIIMT 1 led by Jerry McGowan is managing Zone 2 (southern portion) of the fire. Tomorrow evening management of the entire fire will transition to McGowan’s team.
Road Closures: For current information refer to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s blog at http://pio.edso.org/.
Forest Closures: Some areas of the Forest are closed for public and firefighter safety. For current closure information please refer to the following links:
Eldorado National Forest: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/eldorado/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3818087
Tahoe National Forest: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/tahoe/alerts-notices/?aid=252822
El Dorado County Information Hotline: The hotline number (530) 642-7263 is staffed 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with voicemail available at other times.
Cooperating Agencies: For a list of cooperating agencies please visit: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4108/