Wildfires flare up following storms
An air tanker drops fire retardant on the burning brush at the Ranch Fire near Shingle Springs Friday morning. Photo courtesy of Cal Fire
Firefighters battled two El Dorado County wildfires in steep terrain in the days before the 4th of July, possibly thanks to Mother Nature's fireworks.
Thursday afternoon a fire broke out just before 5 p.m. west of Bucks Bar Road near Hanks Exchange, shortly after a thunderstorm rolled through the area. The official cause has yet to be determined. Continue Reading