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Crews Continue To Battle Trailhead Fire In Placer, El Dorado Counties

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UPDATE 10:32 p.m.:  An informational meeting will be held July 1, 2016 at Foresthill High School. On Thursday evening, a meeting was held at Golden Sierra High School in Garden Valley. More community meetings are planned where fire staff will provide an updates on the Trailhead Fire and answer questions.

The Trailhead Fire is now 1,564 acres and is 12 percent contained. 

Starting July 1, 2016, the new fire information numbers is: 530-642-5156. The line will be staffed from 8am to 8pm.

Additional  mandatory evaucations were ordered for El Dorado County. These include: 

4 Wheel Drive Road, Bear State Road, Bearfoot Road, Breedlove Road, North of Bottle Hill Road, Bojac Court, Cassill Mine Road, Cecil Lane, Cedar Maddone Road, Christmas Tree Lane, Country Court, Country Road, Dusty Camp Road, Dusty Mine Road, El Bosque Place, Haven Ridge Road, Haven Ridge Court, Hobby Horse Lane, Kentucky Flat Road, Lake Avenue, Lofty Peak Lane, Merkel Drive, Mosswood Road, Narrow Way, Pay Master Mine Road, Ringtale Road, Shotgun Lane, Spring Tunnel Mine Road, Spirit Creek, Star Lake, Sticker Bush Trail, Sunset Peak LaneTall Timber Road, Thumper Lane, Tin Ranch Road, Tinsel Trail, Tipten Hill Court, Tullamore Lane, Wolfridge Road, Volcanoville Road, Unnamed Road (west of Volcanoville Road) Possibly Cock Robin Road


CAL FIRE says Thursday that the Trailhead Fire burning in Placer and El Dorado counties increased by a couple hundred acres overnight. It's now at 1,264 acres.

The U.S. Forest Service says fire crews worked throughout the day yesterday building control lines around the wildfire burning in steep canyon areas along the middle fork of the American River.

Both the Placer and El Dorado County Sheriff's Departments have imposed additional mandatory evacuation zones. At least 400 homes have been evacuated and the Red Cross has set up an evacuation center in Auburn. More than 2,400 homes and other structures are threatened by the wildfire, which started Tuesday.

It is now 12 percent contained.