FIRE CAMP (10 a.m. July 28) at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds includes an array of tents, a portable command center, portable kitchens and refrigerated food stores. Inmates, here marching to te dining area, earn $2 per day working in camp or on the fire line. The camp has since been broken down. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene


Fire generated small city, inspired volunteers

By From page A1 | August 01, 2014

With the Sand Fire 95 percent contained and everyone breathing a little easier, on Wednesday a tour of the incident command post at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds showed activity had already started tapering off.

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