King Fire — 11,570 acres, 5% contained: Burn area 6 times larger since 5 p.m. Sunday
A FIREFIGHTER walks along a property line on Deep Haven Road. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
The King Fire east of Pollock Pines more than quadrupled in size over the course of Monday, going from 2,000 acres on Sunday to 8,600 acres as of Monday night. From Monday to Tuesday, acreage jumped to 11,570.
An update from Cal Fire's Website at 8:45 p.m. Monday had the fire at only 5 percent containment. It was up to 10 percent containment at one point earlier in the day. Tuesday morning, containment was still at 5 percent, an update from the U.S. Forest Service announced.
"The fire remained moderately active throughout the night," a USFS update reported Tuesday morning. "The winds reversed from up canyon to down canyon in the evening, pushing the fire down through the drainages."
At 6 a.m. Tuesday, a federal management team, which arrived the previous day, took over from the Sacramento Region management team.
It is burning on both sides of the South Fork of the American River. The fire began at ... Continue Reading