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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CA-ENF King Fire: 18,544 acres, 5% contained [MAP] / PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

King FireCA-ENF King Fire El Dorado National Forest
18,544 acres, 5% contained.
Update 0600: The King Fire is currently located in the canyon of the South Fork of the American River northeast of the community of Pollock Pines. Fire is currently traveling east/northeast with a rapid rate of spread. Poor overnight humidity recovery above 3,000' allowed the fire to remain active on ridges and upper plateaus. Down canyon winds pushed fire down drainage's.
KING FIRE HOTSPOT AND PERIMETER MAP
KING FIRE HOTSPOT AND PERIMETER MAP
Evacuations: Mandatory Evacuation Orders are in place for the following: Eastside of Forebay road from King of the Mountain Road to Pony Express Trail.
All roads north of Pony Express Trail from Forebay road east through Bullion Bend.
White Meadows road and Spring Valley Road. 
Voluntary Evacuation Advisories are in place for residents located west of Forebay Road from Blair Road to Pony Express Trail. Additional Voluntary Evacuations Advisories are in place for Badger Hill Road, Marmot Road, Lucky Mine Road, Old Blair Mill Road, Apple Creek court, Applemont Ranch, Chickaree Lane, Longs Creek, Quick Silver Road, Quick Silver Court, and Baltimore Road.Shelter 
Evacuation Shelter Location: Sierra Ridge Middle School, 2701 Amber Trail, Pollock Pines, CA 95726
DC10 on the King fire yesterday - Photographer Unknown
KING FIRE PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
King Fire public meeting tonight, Wednesday, at the Georgetown Elementary School, 6530 Wentworth Springs Road at 6:30 p.m. ElDorado National Forest, Incident Management Team and El Dorado County Sheriff's personnel will give an overview of the fire and answer questions from the public.
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