King Fire up to 8,600 acres, only 5% contained
A HEAVY-DUTY HELICOPTER with a water tank attached is seen from an evacuated home on Deep Haven Road near Forebay Road. The fire came right up to the residence but the home was spared. 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.
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.
It is burning on both sides of the South Fork of the American River. The fire began at about 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 13.
Monday afternoon, a Cal Fire captain and his inmate crew were forced to deploy their shelters, according to Cal Fire Public Information Officers Dan Berlandt and Robert Little. The crew are safe and accounted for. Continue Reading