Fire officials say a fire started in a burn barrel spread to an Arden Arcade home, causing significant damage Tuesday morning.
With the 20-acre Cascade fire near Emerald Bay at 90 percent containment, the last closures near it have been lifted.
Firefighters benefited from foothills rain Saturday as they continued to make progress against the King fire in El Dorado and Placer counties.
The Cascade fire near Emerald Bay on Lake Tahoe’s southwest shore was reduced by a third Thursday night to 20 acres and most trailheads in the area have been reopened.
A wildfire above Cascade Lake, at the southwest end of Lake Tahoe, was reported late Wednesday.
Officials at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District say their facilities in the Sierra Nevada have come through the King fire largely unscathed, and the utility again is generating electricity.
Property damaged in the King fire is eligible to immediate property tax relief the El Dorado County assessors office announced Monday.
The Ironman triathlon set to start Sunday morning in Lake Tahoe was canceled due to concerns about air quality generated by the nearby King fire, event organizers announced.
Two separate house fires in Sacramento County on Saturday evening caused damage but no injuries, according to the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District.
Thunderstorms developing Saturday in the Sierra Nevada could aid firefighters battling the King fire, which had grown to nearly 82,000 acres by 7 p.m., but fire planners are keeping close watch on the suddenly shifting winds that accompany such weather.
The Sacramento Region Community Foundation has established the King Fire Fund to support the approximately 3,000 residents affected by the King fire in El Dorado and Placer counties.
In the wake of Northern California wildfires that forced thousands of evacuations and left hundreds of residents homeless, detectives and investigators from the Department of Insurance and Contractors State License Board have spent the week in burn areas warning residents to beware of individuals and businesses that seek to take advantage of disaster victims.
Because of the uncertain path of the King fire, the U.S. Forest Service’s Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has closed the McKinney Rubicon Trail and is advising against travel into the Desolation and Granite Chief wildernesses.
Follow our live blog to see how the fight is going to contain and control the King fire ravaging the Sierra Nevada.
More aircraft can be seen flying over the Sacramento area this week as firefighting air tankers shuttle between their base at McClellan Airfield and the King fire in El Dorado County.