El Dorado County

King Fire

Heat, Wind Could Stoke King Fire In El Dorado County, Around 2,000 More Firefighters Brought In

Coming winds and warmer temperatures brought worries that progress made in slowing the growth of a massive wildfire in Northern California could be undone.

09/23/2014

(CBS SF)

Couple Weds Next To King Wildfire In El Dorado County

California’s largest fire burning in El Dorado County couldn’t stop a couple from tying the knot.

09/22/2014

(CBS)

Massive King Fire In Sierra Foothill Grows To 80,000+ Acres; 4 Homes Destroyed

The King Fire in the Sierra Foothill is still spreading, but not as fast.

09/20/2014

King Fire

More Than 500,000 Gallons Of Retardant Used On King Fire In Sierra, Arson Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren’t stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts — more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone.

09/19/2014

(CBS)

California Drought Exacerbating King Fire, Cal Fire Official Says

Cal Fire officials say the rapid spread of the King Fire near Pollock Pines is exactly what they had worried about as California had become ground zero for the worst fires in the country and the drought rolls into its third year.

09/19/2014

Wayne Allen Huntsman (El Dorado County Sheriff's Office)

Suspected King Fire Arsonist Has Prior Convictions In Santa Cruz County

A man suspected of deliberately starting the massive King Fire burning east of Sacramento has prior felony convictions in Santa Cruz County, El Dorado County prosecutors said Thursday.

09/18/2014

(CHP Placerville)

King Fire In El Dorado County Only 5 Percent Contained, More Than 2,000 Homes Threatened

In the fire east of Sacramento, a total of 2,500 firefighters were now taking on the blaze that was threatening 2,003 homes and another 1,505 smaller structures, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.

09/17/2014

Wildfire destroying a structure in the town of Weed in Siskiyou County. (CBS)

State Coordinating Response To Battle Massive Wildfires Throughout California

Officials with the California Office of Emergency Services near Sacramento are making sure local communities have all the resources they need to fight these fires, from staffing, to tankers, to shelters.

09/16/2014

(Getty Images)

7-Year-Old Bay Area Boy Injured While Target Shooting In El Dorado County

A 7-year-old Bay Area boy was accidentally shot in the chest Saturday while shooting target practice at his family’s property in El Dorado County.

09/02/2014

Gold Country Wildfire

Sierra Foothills Wildfire Claims 5 Homes; 750 Evacuated Near Plymouth

A wildfire in Northern California has destroyed five homes and several other structures near vineyards in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

07/26/2014

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