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King Post-Fire BAER Closure

King Fire Closure Area Reduced in Size - 10/10/2014

Incident: King Post-Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response
Released: 10/11/2014

Release Date: Oct 10, 2014 Placerville, CA

Contact(s): Kristi Schroeder, 530-622-5061

King Fire Closure Area Reduced In Size

Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree has reduced the size of the King Fire Closure Area to address recreation concerns while still providing for public and crew safety. Forest Order 03-14-112 replaces Forest Order 03-14-111 effective October 10, 2014 until the King Fire is declared out.

There is still hot spots, fire related hazards and fire crews and equipment 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 / Wentworth Springs Road, including Union Valley Reservoir; Gerle Creek 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 travel off of the County roads within the Fire Closure area is prohibited.

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 October 10, 2014 until the King Fire is declared out or by termination of the Order.

  • Going into or being upon any National Forest System land within the King Fire Closure. The King Fire Closure boundary begins at the intersection of Federal Highway 50 and Ice House Road, then continues north along Ice House Road to its second intersection with Wentworth Springs Road, then continues north along Wentworth Springs Road to its intersection with Forest Road No. 14N06, then continues north along Forest Road No. 14N06 to its intersection with Forest Road No. 14N05, then continues northeast along Forest Road No. 14NO5 to its intersection with Trail No. 15E02, then continues northwest along Forest Trail No. 15E02 to its intersection with Forest Trail No. 14E02, then continues north along Forest Trail No. 14E02 to the Eldorado National Forest boundary, then continues north and west along the Eldorado National Forest boundary to Forest Road No. 17N02, then continues southwest along Forest Road No. 17N02 to its intersection with Forest Road No. 14N08, then continues SW along Forest Road No. 14N08 to its intersection with Forest Road No. 14N25, then continues SW along Forest No. 14N25 to its intersection with Forest Road No. 13N65, then continues south along Forest Road No. 13N65 to Long Canyon, then continues west along Long Canyon to the Rubicon River, then continues south along the Rubicon River to Pilot Creek, then continues southwest along Pilot Creek to Wentworth Springs Road, then continues west along Wentworth Springs Road to its intersection with Forest Road No. 12N64 (Sand Mountain Blvd), then continues south along Forest Road No. 12N64 (Sand Mountain Blvd) to its intersection with Mosquito Road, then continues south along Mosquito Road to its intersection with Union Ridge Road, then continues southeast along Union Ridge Road to its intersection with Carson Road, then continues east 2.2 miles along Carson Road to its intersection with Federal Highway 5O, then continues east along Federal Highway 50 back to the starting point, as shown on the attached map. 36 CFR 261.53(e).

  • Being on any National Forest System road within the King Fire Closure Area, as shown on the attached map. 36 CFR 261.54(e).

  • Being on any National Forest System trail within the King Fire Closure Area, as shown on the attached map. 36 CFR 261.55(a).

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

  1. Persons with a permit from the Forest Service specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.
  2. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.

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: www.fs.usda.gov/eldorado. Additional Information about the King Fire can be found at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4108.

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Eldorado National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
100 Forni RD Placerville California 95667
Placerville, CA 95667
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