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CAPTAIN PAUL LOHAN from Station 25 in Placerville sprays water on a smoldering structure on River Road in Coloma Friday July 19. The fire started around noon and consumed a large structure. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

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Fire destroys Coloma building

By From page A1 | July 22, 2013

A fire destroyed a structure and burned a small amount of wild land in Coloma early Friday afternoon.

Local fire departments responded to 546 River Road around noon. The building was “fully involved when we got here,” said Cal Fire Battalion Chief Dave Wood. By 12:30 p.m., the majority of the building was reduced to smoke, burnt wooden beams and ash. Small flames were still visible as hand crews worked to make defensible space and fire breaks in the wooded area.

The cause of the fire to the “garage or workshop” that also burned about a quarter of an acre of wild land was unknown Friday afternoon, Cal Fire’s Teri Mizuhara said, but an investigator had been dispatched.

One person was flown to UC Davis Medical Center with burn injuries, Mizuhara said, but did not have any more details.

Cal Fire, El Dorado County Fire, Cameron Park Fire, Garden Valley Fire, Rescue Fire, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department and PG&E all responded to the burn.

Cole Mayer

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