King Post-Fire BAER Closure

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King Post-Fire BAER Closure

Portions of the King Fire Area Re-Open

Incident: King Post-Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response
Released: 9/30/2014

Portions of the King Fire Area Re-Open

Release Date: Sep 30, 2014

Contact(s): Public Affairs, Joy Barney (530) 621-5268


Placerville, Calif.Some popular recreation areas will be re-opened to the public on September 30, 2014, announced Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree. Recreation areas such as the Rubicon Jeep Trail, Wrights Lake, Desolation Wilderness and the east side of Ice House Road are open to the public. Some recreation areas have been closed since September 17, 2014. Forest Order 03-14-111 replaces Forest Order 03-14-110 effective September 30, 2014 until the King Fire is declared out.

“Although fire crews have nearly contained the King Fire, it is still active, and there are a lot of firefighting resources still in the area,” said Crabtree. “I intend to open more of the Forest to the public as soon as it is safe to do so.”

There is still active fire, fire related hazards and fire crews in some areas. The following recreation areas and roads remain closed to the public. These include, but are not limited to: lands west of Ice House Road, including Union Valley Reservoir; Stumpy Meadows, the Hell Hole Reservoir area, Sand Mountain Blvd, Peavine Road, and Eleven Pines Road.

Visitors are asked to comply with the updated Forest Order and are reminded that fire restrictions are still in effect. Forest Service staff will be patrolling to ensure compliance.

Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), and to provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited within the Georgetown, Placerville and Pacific Ranger Districts of the Eldorado National Forest. This Order is effective from September 30, 2014 until the King Fire is declared out or by termination of the Order.


Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:


These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 CFR 261, Subpart A.

A violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both. 16 USC 551 and 18 USC 3559, 3571 and 3581.

The closure order and map are posted on the Eldorado National Forest website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3818612.pdf.

Additional Information about the King Fire can be found at:

https://www.facebook.com/KINGFIREPIO

http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4108

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Eldorado National Forest
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Placerville, CA 95667
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