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Kyburz Fire whips through the woods
DSC_2851ee The CL 415 Aeroflite 260 Bombardier flies through smoke from the Kyburz Fire. Recently featured in the Mountain Democrat (July 24), the Super Scooper can swoop down to break the surface of a lake and in 20 seconds upload 1,600 gallons of water. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
WHITEHALL — The Kyburz Fire threatened residents, campers and drivers as flames tore through the wooded landscape on both sides of Highway 50.

The wildfire broke out at about 2 p.m. Thursday with fire crews on the ground and in the air, including the recently featured Super Scooper based out of Lake Tahoe, quickly taking action.

Seventy-five residences/vacation homes were evacuated along with 15 camp sites from the Sand Flat Campground, according to an El Dorado County Sheriff's Department press release. The Pollock Pines Community Center served as an evacuation center for those displaced. By Friday all mandatory evacuations had been lifted but some voluntary evacuations were still in place. The Sand Flat campground remained closed as of Sunday.

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