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King Fire evening update Oct 5, 2014

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

A Community Meeting will be held in Camino tomorrow, Monday, October 6, at 6:00 PM at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church located at 3529 Carson Road. Fire managers will provide the public with current information on the status of fire suppression 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:

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

Fire crews continue to remove hazardous trees, chip brush and remove road debris to make roads safer for public travel. All forest roads within the burned area remain closed due to hazardous conditions which are expected to persist for some time.

Crews have repaired 130 miles (41 percent) of hand and dozer lines and roads used for fire suppression activities and removed excess fire equipment such as hose, pumps, and tanks.

A team of specialists continues to work on emergency stabilization measures. Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) is a rapid assessment of burned watersheds to identify imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property, and critical natural or cultural resources on National Forest System lands. It includes taking actions for immediate emergency stabilization before the first major storms. For further details on BAER 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. Private property owners and lessees affected may apply for a permit to enter the area by contacting the American River Ranger District at 530-367-2224 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday – Friday.


Start Date: September 13, 2014

Size: 97,717 acres

Containment: 98%

Injuries: 12

Estimated Containment Date: October 8, 2014

Total Personnel Assigned: 1,904

Cause: Arson

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

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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