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King Fire In El Dorado County Grows Quickly; Additional Evacuations Ordered

Debbie Griffin / Courtesy of YubaNet.com

View of smoke from the King Fire from Foresthill Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

Debbie Griffin / Courtesy of YubaNet.com

King Fire Updates from YubaNet.com

King Fire Updates from Cal Fire

Update: 9:20 p.m. - Fire Balloons To 2,500 Acres, More Evacuations Ordered

The King Fire grew quickly Sunday afternoon and evening, to 2,500 acres, with 10 percent containment, according to Cal Fire. An evacuation center has been opened at Sierra Ridge Middle School, 2701 Amber Trail in Pollock Pines.

The fire is now burning on both sides of the south fork of the American River.

Mandatory evacuations are in place for the following areas: Estates at Forebay Road between King of the Mountain Road and Pony Express Trail, as well as all of Whites Meadows Road.

Voluntary Evacuation Advisories are in place for residents located west of Forebay Road from Blair Road to Pony Express Trail. Additional Voluntary Evacuation Advisories are in place for Badger Hill Road, Marmot Road, Lucky Mine Road, Old Blair Mill Road, Apple Creek Ct, Applemont Ranch, Chickaree Lane, Longs Creek, Quick Silver Road, Quick Silver Ct, and Baltimore Road.

There are 800 personnel on the incident, with 500 homes threatened.


Update: 1:10 p.m. - Fire Grows To 100 Acres; 10 Percent Contained

Cal Fire is reporting the King Fire has grown to 100 acres, with 10 percent containment as of 1:00 p.m. 

Evacuations continue. 


Original post: 12:35 p.m.

Cal Fire has about 250 personnel working on the King Fire, which is burning in a steep canyon off King of the Mountain Road, east of Pollock Pines in El Dorado County. The fire grew to 40 acres as of late Sunday morning.

Evacuations are in progress for areas north of Forebay Road, including: Forebay Road, Powerhouse Road, Whiteys Lane, Moon Lane, Catherine Hill Trail, King of the Mountain Road, Flatlander Lane, King of the Mountain Ct., Katydid Lane, Kodiac Trail, Sherman Way, Sherman Ct., Cayman Ct., Terrace Drive, Gail Drive, El Camino Drive, Deep Haven Road, Mountain View Ct., and Romer Blvd.

An Evacuation Center has been opened at the Pollock Pines Community Center. 


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