Eric Nicita, US Forest Service soil scientist tests a soil sample following the King Fire in El Dorado county on Friday, October 10, 2014. The King Fire burned nearly 100,000 acres in recent weeks. The King Fire devastated a swath of the El Dorado National Forest the size of a major city, destroying 12 homes and 68 outbuildings. It shut down forest roads, burned through hiking trails and displaced hundreds of residents.
Eric Nicita, US Forest Service soil scientist tests a soil sample following the King Fire in El Dorado county on Friday, October 10, 2014. The King Fire burned nearly 100,000 acres in recent weeks. The King Fire devastated a swath of the El Dorado National Forest the size of a major city, destroying 12 homes and 68 outbuildings. It shut down forest roads, burned through hiking trails and displaced hundreds of residents. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
Eric Nicita, US Forest Service soil scientist tests a soil sample following the King Fire in El Dorado county on Friday, October 10, 2014. The King Fire burned nearly 100,000 acres in recent weeks. The King Fire devastated a swath of the El Dorado National Forest the size of a major city, destroying 12 homes and 68 outbuildings. It shut down forest roads, burned through hiking trails and displaced hundreds of residents. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com

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