THE EL DORADO COUNTY FIRE Protection District responded at 5:01 a.m. Tuesday to a fully involved fire at the Woodridge Apartments. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene


Apartment fire displaces families

By From page A1 | January 29, 2014

A fire in Placerville displaced multiple families Tuesday morning.

El Dorado County Fire received a report at 4:59 a.m. that an apartment on Woodridge Road was on fire, El Dorado County Fire Division Chief Paul Lohan said.

They arrived to find the fire “blowing out of the roof” of the middle upstairs apartment at 2661 Woodridge Road, Lohan said. It was fully involved.

Two patients were burned, he said, with one transported to Placerville Airport to be taken to UC Davis Medical Center, and the other taken by ground to the same facility. All other occupants had safely gotten out of the five apartments in the building. In total, nine adults and seven children were displaced and the Red Cross was on-scene to provide assistance and to help find temporary shelter.

The fire was contained by 6 a.m., Lohan said, and investigators would be working most of the day to determine the cause.

El Dorado County Fire, Diamond Springs Fire, Cal Fire and an air unit from Folsom Fire responded, along with Placerville Police Department and the Red Cross.

Cole Mayer

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