Fires

Wildfire destroys property, forces road closure near Garden Valley in El Dorado County

Fire crews are on the scene of a wildlfire burning near Garden Valley in El Dorado County.

Brice Bennett, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said the fire, which was reported about 11:45 a.m., has burned about 3 acres on private property at Mount Murphy Road and Mean Mule Way. He said vehicles and, possibly, a modular home and trailers were burning.

The California Highway Patrol report that Mount Murphy Road is closed in the area of Johntown Creek Road and Mean Mule Way.

Bennett said two crews, 15 engines and a bulldozer were on scene.

Cause of the fire has not been determined.

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