King Fire grows to more than 2,000 acres
A HEAVY DUTY HELICOPTER with a water tank attached underneath makes its way to the 2,000-acre King Fire northwest of Forebay.
A fire that quickly spreading east of Pollock Pines forced El Dorado County families to evacuate their homes on Sunday.
Mandatory evacuations of about 100 began about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Matthew Marques, a volunteer at the evacuation center at the Pollock Pines Community Center.
The King Fire, off of King of the Mountain Road, began at 4:32 p.m. on Sept. 13 and spread to more than 2,000 acres by 4:20 p.m. on Sept. 14, according to the latest update available from Cal Fire as of press time. It was originally listed as 100 acres, with 10 percent containment, but updated later in the afternoon. It was located in the canyon of South Fork American River, northeast of Pollock ... Continue Reading