Fork Fire Update 9/10/20

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Simon Brown

At this time the communities of Stumpy Meadows, Quintette, and Volcanoville are still under a mandatory evacuation order .  The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is working with the USDA Forrest Service Fire Management Team to keep the community updated as conditions change.  The fire is still burning in the area of the Rubicon Canyon and there has been active fire activity in the King Fire burn scar.  El Dorado County Sheriff Deputies are heavily patrolling the areas closed due to evacuation.  Wentworth Springs Road remains closed at Volcanoville Road and also at Ice House Road. 

Call the Emergency Preparedness line for assistance with shelter related to the Fork Fire 530-377-3256

Call El Dorado County Animal Services for assistance caring for animals left behind in the evocation zone 530-621-5795.

Photo credit Deputy Gurrola, El Dorado County Sheriff

Forks Fire Evacuation Order

For immediate release.

Sergeant Moke Auwae

*** Update***

Due to changes in the fire behavior, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is issuing an Evacuation Order. All residents and visitors in the areas of Stumpy Meadows, Quintette, and Volcanoville are required to evacuate. This is a mandatory evacuation for your safety. Please leave immediately and proceed in an orderly manner toward Georgetown. A temporary evacuation point has been set up at the Cool Community Church, 863 Cave Valley Rd, Cool, CA 95614.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has deputies in the area and they will remain in the area to provide security in the evacuated areas.

Photo credit Sgt. S. Brown, El Dorado Sheriff’s Office

Male shot with crossbow

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Simon Brown

On August 29th at approximately 11:20 PM, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Marshall Medical Center for a patient that had been shot in the chest with an arrow. A 68 year old male had been transported to Marshall Medical Center’s Emergency Room by private vehicle with an apparent arrow wound.  Deputies responded and determined that the incident occurred in the town of Rescue at the victim’s residence.  The suspect, 35 year old Michael Raley had fled the scene immediately after the incident.  El Dorado County Sheriff Detectives were called to the incident and conducted an investigation.  It was determined that Raley and the victim were acquaintances and were staying at the same property. At approximately 11:00 PM, there was a disturbance between Raley and another individual.  The victim attempted to intervene when Raley allegedly shot him with a crossbow.   Raley was located several hours later and arrested by El Dorado County Detectives. He was subsequently booked for attempted murder.   The victim is still hospitalized and is in critical condition. 

Michael Raley