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Ranch Fire Evacuations Lifted, Containment Grows

Jackie Scott Cook / Courtesy

Jackie Scott Cook / Courtesy

UPDATE 7/27/2017 10:15 A.M.: CAL FIRE says the Ranch Fire burning near Mt. Aukum in south El Dorado county has grown to 140 acres and is 40 percent contained. Mandatory evacuations have been lifted. 

The evacuation shelter at Pioneer Park will remain open until 8 a.m. Friday. 

UPDATE 7:24 P.M. CAL FIRE says the Ranch Fire burning near Mt. Aukum in south El Dorado county has grown to 90 acres and remains 15 percent contained. The El Dorado County Sheriff's Offices says fire is threatening approximately 40-50 structures, but so far none have burned. 

The Latrobe Fire near Rancho Murieta is now 1,000 acres and 40 percent contained, according to CAL FIRE.

UPDATE 5:44 P.M.: The El Dorado County Sheriff's department has announced expanded mandatory evacuations due to the Ranch Fire burning in south El Dorado County.

The following roads are being evacuated:

Derby Lane
Derby Court
Coyote Ridge Road
Magic Mine Road
Rosewood Lane
Floral Ave.
Johnson Mine Road
No Mine Road
Mystic Mine Road

The sheriff's office says the evacuation orders will remain in place overnight.

An evacuation center is located at Pioneer Park, 6740 Fairplay Road in Somerset.

The sheriff's office says small animals can be taken to Pioneer Park, and large animals can be taken to the El Dorado Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville.

UPDATE 5:07 P.M.: Mandatory evacuations are in place for the Ranch fire near Mt. Aukum, which has grown to 80 acres.

CAL FIRE announced evacuations for Derby Lane, Derby Court, Chardonnay Lane, Floral Avenue and Copper Rich Court. The fire is 15 percent contained.

Two fires are burning east of Sacramento Wednesday afternoon.

The Latrobe Fire is burning off Latrobe Rd & Scott Rd, near Rancho Murieta in Sacramento County. It is now 200 acres and 10 percent contained.

The Ranch Fire has burned 50 acres near Ranch Camp Road and Mt. Aukum in Amador County. It is 5 percent contained.

In Mariposa County, the Detwiler Fire is 65 percent contained, but parts of the Greeley Hill and Briceburg areas are still under mandatory evacuation orders. The fire has destroyed 63 homes, 67 other structures and one commercial building.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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