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King Fire morning update Oct 5

Incident: King Fire Wildfire
Released: 10/5/2014

Start Date: September 13, 2014

Size: 97,717 acres

Containment: 98%

Injuries: 11

Estimated Containment Date: October 8, 2014

Total Personnel Assigned: 2,145

Cause: Arson

Structures Destroyed: 80 (12 residences, 68 other type)

·A Community Meeting will be held in Camino on Monday, October 6, at 6:00 PM at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church located at 3520 Carson Road. Fire managers will provide the public with current information on the status of fire suppression and repair. The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team will brief attendees on their ongoing assessment of post-fire conditions and potential post-fire issues.·

Current Situation: Extreme, steep terrain continues to challenge containment in the Rubicon River Valley area on the southwest flank of the fire. The anticipated containment date of the fire has been adjusted to October 8 due to extreme terrain slowing containment. Today firefighters will continue suppression efforts in this area. Crews will patrol and extinguish any remaining isolated hot spots near the fire perimeter.

The weather is predicted to remain warm and dry, causing smoke to be visible from smoldering heavy fuels in the interior of the fire area.

Crews have accomplished miles of suppression repair work. Today they will continue removing hazardous trees; removing equipment such as hose, pumps and tanks from the fire area; chipping brush and removing road debris to make roads safer for public travel. Closures remain in effect for public safety.

Containment Line Suppression Repair status:

Dozer line - 143 total miles constructed; 28% repaired
Hand line - 56 total miles constructed; 20% repaired
Roads used as line - 115 total miles constructed; 61% repaired

The BAER team continues to assess burned watersheds to identify post-fire threats and recommend actions to be taken to stabilize the fire area. For more information, please visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4126/.


Forest Closures:

Eldorado National Forest: Tuesday the Eldorado National Forest released a closure order reducing the size of the closure area. To view the news release, new closure order and map, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/n5ej7e8

Tahoe National Forest: The Tahoe National Forest’s road and trail closure order remains in effect and can be viewed at: http://tinyurl.com/kg3dqyb.

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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