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Evacuations lifted as Sliger Fire’s progress stopped in El Dorado County, Cal Fire says

Watch an air tanker fight the Sliger Fire in El Dorado County

Cal Fire launches air efforts to fight the 75-acre Sliger Fire affecting El Dorado and Placer counties, Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
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Cal Fire launches air efforts to fight the 75-acre Sliger Fire affecting El Dorado and Placer counties, Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Firefighters continue to make progress on the Sliger Fire burning in El Dorado County, Cal Fire said Thursday in an incident report, as residents were allowed to return to their homes near the 150 acre blaze.

The wildland fire, which started Tuesday, forced mandatory evacuations earlier this week in parts of El Dorado and Placer counties. All evacuation orders and road closures were lifted Thursday afternoon, Cal Fire said.

The Sliger Fire was 150 acres and 60 percent contained as of a 7 p.m. Cal Fire update.

As of Thursday morning, 40 fire engines among 22 crews, as well as two helicopters, were assigned to continue work on the fire.

About a dozen agencies have worked on the Sliger fire, including El Dorado County’s Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department, the California Highway Patrol and the U.S. Forest Service.

The fire started along Sliger Mine Road near Mimosa Lane. Its cause is still under investigation.

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