Cal Fire Reporting a 45 Acre Fire Contained near Highway 193 and Rock Creek Road
[update] the fire was declared 100% contained on Monday evening (Sept 17th). The fire is in "Patrol status".
[update] Fire 95 percent contained, the Cal Fire Twitter announced Monday morning. The fire has affected 900 residents in the Georgetown area. PG&E announced that power lines had been damaged. The fire was expected to be contained by Monday evening and under full control Tuesday, she said. There are about 200 personnel fighting the fire.
[update] Extended to 45 acres by Sunday morning. As of 9:15 a.m. Sunday, it was reported by the Cal Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit to have been 60 percent contained. Multiple planes and fire engines were used to fight the fire.
[update] No evacuations are being ordered, said Terri Mizuhara, CalFire spokeswoman. "At one point, one home was threatened, but that's been mitigated," she said. "We have a lot of equipment out here doing a lot of work."
[update] north of Placerville (El Dorado County) is now 35 acres. Forward progress has been stopped.
Update: Southbound SR 193 closure is being moved north to Bright Hope Mine Road in Kelsey.
Cal Fire is reporting that a 25 acre fire is burning in El Dorado
County near Highway 193 and Rock Creek Road, north of Placerville.
The blaze has been dubbed the “Rock Fire,” with reports of it starting around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Caltrans has closed southbound Highway 193 near Bright Hope Mine Road in Kelsey.