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For a week now, firefighters have been trudging up and down the steep ravines of Eldorado National Forest carrying shovels, hoses and protective gear while they try to do the near-impossible: save every single building threatened by the King fi...
A ravenous wildfire in El Dorado County devoured swaths of forested terrain for a fifth day Wednesday, leaving nearly 2,200 residents displaced as fire crews battled to protect homes, lives and a major thoroughfare.
“We are faced with a large and dangerous fire and the fire has grown significantly,” said Laurence Crabtree, a U.S. Forest Service supervisor for the Eldorado National Forest.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.-The King Fire in El Dorado County has grown to 27,930 acres, fire officials said Wednesday evening, and the five-day-old blaze shows no sign of slowing.
Late Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol reported the closure of Highway 50 in both directions between Sly Park Road and Riverton due to the fire, and the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has issued mandatory evacuations for neighborho...
The weekend fire east of Pollock Pines at first didn’t seem to be much more than a curiosity. Many residents thought fire crews would quickly handle it.
Firefighters were working to stop the King fire near Pollock Pines and also protect homes as the wildland blaze grew nearly 1,000 acres overnight in El Dorado County.
Record temperatures and extremely dry conditions fueled the King fire in El Dorado County, which grew to 2,500 acres by Sunday evening and was rapidly spreading.
A macabre murder trial opens this week on the second floor of the white marble courthouse in Placerville. On its face, it involves a pair of scissors, a wrenching struggle and a mother of three young children getting stabbed to death.
Shiva Frentzen, a Cameron Park computer services consultant, was cruising to victory Tuesday night in a special election to replace ousted El Dorado County supervisor Ray Nutting.