MICHELLE PUCKETT with the Bureau of Land management tours the Mountain Democrat reporters near burned areas from the Kyburz Fire. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
A GROWLERSBERG CREW clears snags in the mop-up effort on the Kyburz Fire. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
WINDS BLOW SMOKE through the smoldering landscape after a forest fire burned 615 acres north of Kyburz. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
SMOKE wafts among the trees as a Garden Valley Fire water tender travels along a fire road on the perimeter of the Kyburz Fire Wednesday morning. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS exit their vehicles as traffic comes to a standstill Tuesday on Highway 50 near Ice House Road. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins
INMATES with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation unload flats of water bottles at fire base camp being set up by Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds Wednesday. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
THE RED AREA shows the 615-acre Kyburz Fire burn area as it spread out form Highway 50. USFS map

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