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Trailhead Fire At 85 Percent Containment - All Evacuations Lifted

Forest Service / Courtesy
 

Forest Service / Courtesy


07/07/16 UPDATE The Trailhead Fire is now 85 percent contained. All evacuation orders were lifted yesterday at 5 p.m. 

 

07/06/16 The Trailhead Fire ignited on June 28 in the Middle Fork of the American River Canyon in Placer county. The fire is now burning in El Dorado County and on the El Dorado National Forest. Crews hope to have the blaze fully contained by Saturday July 09. 

The fire is currently burning 5,614 acres with 75 percent containment according to the U.S. Forest Service. 

Three injuries are attributed to the fire. No homes have been damaged or destroyed. All evacuations on the El Dorado County side of the fire were lifted yesterday at 5 p.m.

More than 1,600 firefighters are working to contain the fire. The cause of the wildfire is still under investigation. 

Air quality officials say smoke from the fire is increasing particulate matter levels in the region. For local county air quality information, please visit SpareTheAir.com