Tahoe National Forest issues road and trail closures for King fire

Tahoe National Forest Supervisor Tom Quinn has issued a closure order for several roads and trails within and adjacent to the King fire.

Until the 97,000-acre fire west of Lake Tahoe is declared out, closures in the Tahoe and El Dorado national forests will remain in effect to allow for fire suppression, as well as for public safety and resource protection. The fire was declared 89 percent contained on Monday morning.

Closures include parts of the historic Western States and Tevis Cup trails, from Deadwood Ridge Road eastward to the northeast side of Mosquito Ridge Road, near its terminus with Foresthill and Soda Springs roads, north of French Meadows.

Also closed is Mosquito Ridge Road, from its intersection with Gorman Ranch Road, eastward to its terminus with Foresthill and Soda Springs roads.

Also, Forest Service Road 22, from near French Meadows southward to the boundary of the Tahoe National Forest and Eldorado National Forest.

The roads and trails are being patrolled and anyone without written authorization to use them will be cited.

A map and detailed description of the closed routes and restricted activities can be obtained at Tahoe National Forest offices, as well as online at

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