KING FIRE UPDATE
September 27, 2014 7:30 AM
Zone 1 (north portion) Fire Information Line: (530) 587-9096
Zone 1 (north portion) Media Information Line: (925) 588-6770
Zone 2 (south portion) Fire Information Line: (530) 647-5218
Zone 2 (south portion) Media information Line: (530) 708- 2724
County: El Dorado and Placer Fire Start: 9/13/14
Current Acreage Burned: 97,099 Percent Containment: 78%
Structures Destroyed: 80 (12 residences, 68 other type) Injuries: 6
Structures Threatened: 289 Cause: Arson
Residences Evacuated: 0
Total Personnel Assigned: 6,497
Current Situation Zone 1 (north portion): Fire crews continue to patrol, mop up, hold, and improve existing control lines throughout Zone 1. Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms last night have assisted in the efforts of further
containment and are forecasted to continue throughout the day. The demobilization process continues while facilitating the needs of the incident. Tahoe National Forest has issued a road closure which includes the Foresthill Rd., Forest Service Rd. 22, and the Western States and Tevis Cup trails. For detailed information please visit: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/tahoe/alerts-notices/?aid=25282
Current Situation Zone 2 (south portion): Temperatures will continue to be cool with the chance of showers and thunderstorms expected throughout the day. Crews continue to mop up, hold, and improve existing control lines. Containment lines continue to be coordinated between Zones 1 and Zones 2. Fire Suppression Repair Teams are preparing to work in the fire effected areas. The demobilization process continues to release excess resources while maintaining an adequate amount of resources to meet incident needs. In an effort to prevent the spread of non-native weeds and diseases within the forest, a vehicle rinse station has been established using water conservation measures and run off containment. Refer to the following link for El Dorado National Forest Closures http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/eldorado/news-events/?cid=STELPRD3818087
The King Fire is being managed in Unified Command with Eldorado National Forest, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and CAL FIRE. The Federal Team CIIMT 5 (Jim Giachino) is managing Zone 1 (northern portion) of the fire, and CAL FIRE IMT 5 (Kevin Smith) is managing Zone 2 (southern portion) of the fire.
El Dorado County Information Hotline: The hotline number (530) 642-7263 will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Voicemail is available on weekends and outside of the hotline hours.
Road Closures: For current information refer to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s blog (pio.edso.org)
Cooperating Agencies: CHP, Red Cross, Cal OES, Caltrans, El Dorado Irrigation District, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Sierra Pacific Industries, PG&E, Placer County Water Agency, Placer County Sheriffs, California
Conservation Corps and El Dorado County Animal Services.