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10/6 King Fire Update: Crews Continue Mop Up Work

October 2014 / Inciweb

October 2014 / Inciweb

The King Fire burning near Pollock Pines is now 98 percent contained.

The fire has burned almost 98,000 acres and over 1,900 firefighters continue mopping up.

Updates: Inciweb


The fire, which started Sept. 13, destroyed 12 homes and 68 other structures and at one point forced the evacuation of nearly 3000 people.    

A community meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Camino.

From The King Fire Facebook Page:

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

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)

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