Crews halt Cable Fire in El Dorado County that forced evacuations

Crews halt Cable Fire in El Dorado County that forced evacuations

Fire crews have stopped the forward progress of a fire that sparked Tuesday afternoon near the community of Cedar Grove, roughly 3 miles away from the city of Camino in El Dorado County. When fire agencies say forward progress has been stopped, it means crews have stopped the fire from spreading in a particular direction(s). Officials with El Dorado County said the Ghost Mountain RV Ranch was evacuated as a result of the fire, and the Placerville Library was established as a temporary evacuation point. Evacuation orders were issued for:Badger Hill RoadOld Blair Mill RoadEdison TrailLucky Mine RoadPlubell LaneWhite Mountain Ranch RoadCable Road, north of Plubell Lane Evacuation orders are issued when there is an immediate threat to life. You are legally required to evacuate. El Dorado County officials also issued evacuation warnings for the area south of Forebay Road. Residents are not required to leave immediately with evacuation warnings, but you should be prepared to do so in case of threatening fire activity. As of 8:43 pm, there were no changes to evacuation orders since forward progress of the fire was stopped. Cal Fire, the state’s fire management agency, said the Cable Fire was reported shortly before 4:40 pm near Cable and Badger Hill roads. The fire had a rapid rate of spread. At least 20 acres were burned as of 6:30 pm, Cal Fire said. The fire is also 5% contained. Containment is not a gauge of how much of the fire is extinguished, but rather a measure of how much of a perimeter is established to prevent fire from spreading. It is not likely for fire to spread past a containment line, but extreme fire behavior in recent years has shown that it is possible. A firefighter was injured in relation to the fire, but Cal Fire would not specify on the details of that injury.

Fire crews have stopped the forward progress of a fire that sparked Tuesday afternoon near the community of Cedar Grove, roughly 3 miles away from the city of Camino in El Dorado County.

When fire agencies say forward progress has been stopped, it means crews have stopped the fire from spreading in a particular direction(s).

Officials with El Dorado County said the Ghost Mountain RV Ranch was evacuated as a result of the fire, and the Placerville Library was established as a temporary evacuation point.

Evacuation orders were issued for:

  • Badger Hill Road
  • Old Blair Mill Road
  • Edison Trail
  • Lucky Mine Road
  • Plubell Lane
  • White Mountain Ranch Road
  • Cable Road, north of Plubell Lane

Evacuation orders are issued when there is an immediate threat to life. You are legally required to evacuate.

El Dorado County officials also issued evacuation warnings for the area south of Forebay Road. Residents are not required to leave immediately with evacuation warnings, but you should be prepared to do so in case of threatening fire activity.

As of 8:43 pm, there were no changes to evacuation orders since forward progress of the fire was stopped.

Cal Fire, the state’s fire management agency, said the Cable Fire was reported shortly before 4:40 pm near Cable and Badger Hill roads. The fire had a rapid rate of spread.

At least 20 acres were burned as of 6:30 pm, Cal Fire said. The fire is also 5% contained.

Containment is not a gauge of how much of the fire is extinguished, but rather a measure of how much of a perimeter is established to prevent fire from spreading. It is not likely for fire to spread past a containment line, but extreme fire behavior in recent years has shown that it is possible.

A firefighter was injured in relation to the fire, but Cal Fire would not specify on the details of that injury.

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