King Fire at 12,780 acres, causes Highway 50 closure
A SIKORSKY SKY CRANE carries water as seen from an evacuated home on Deep Haven and Forebay Road. The fire came right up to the residence but the home was spared.
Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
The acreage burned by the King Fire has climbed to 12,780 acres as of Tuesday night. It remains at 5 percent containment. Two injuries have been reported, and 2,448 structures (1,632 residences) have been threatened, according to an Inciweb update.
The California Highway Patrol Facebook originally stated the fire had crossed over Highway 50 near Sly Park, but scanner reports and the CHP Facebook page later reported the fire "burns up to north side of U.S. 50 east of Sly Park," but not across it as of 9:45 p.m.
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