The Trailhead Fire that resulted in the burning of thousands of acres also led to the discovery of a completely intact archaeological site. Auburn Reporter Tricia Caspers joins Insight Tuesday to explain the origins of the site.
Update 6 p.m. July 4: The Trailhead Fire is 50 percent contained at 5,444 acres. Mandatory evacuation orders are being reduced to voluntary in areas affected by the fire in Placer and El Dorado counties.
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Forecasters say the threat of wildfires will remain high in Southern California and the Southwest in July and August because of persistent drought and because summer rains may not be as consistent as usual.
Officials say crews fighting the Trailhead Fire in Placer and El Dorado counties made good progress Thursday but that the fire became more active. As of Friday afternoon, the blaze has charred 2,551 acres.