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Meyers Fire in El Dorado 95 percent contained, evacuations lifted, authorities say

Drone video shows buildings destroyed by Meyers Fire in El Dorado County

The Meyers Fire burned several buildings on 8 Mile Road and Meyers Road on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. The fire resulted in evacuations and closures of Highway 50 and Pony Express Trail by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department.
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The Meyers Fire burned several buildings on 8 Mile Road and Meyers Road on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. The fire resulted in evacuations and closures of Highway 50 and Pony Express Trail by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department.

The 12-acre Meyers Fire that sparked Thursday afternoon in El Dorado County and jumped Highway 50 is now 95 percent contained with all evacuations and road closures lifted, Cal Fire said.

El Dorado County sheriff’s officials evacuated a neighborhood of about 30 homes near Crystal Springs Road shortly after the wildfire started. Most of those evacuations and road closures were lifted about 6 p.m. on Friday, but Meyers Road remained closed. It is now reopened, according to Cal Fire.

Drone video captured by The Bee shows at least two buildings were destroyed by the fire, which started in Camino near Meyers Road.

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