The Sand Fire, on Sandridge Road and Balmaceda Road in the Logtown area, has been 100 percent contained at 23.8 acres as of Aug. 17.
Emergency crews were to remain on scene Friday, a press release from Cal Fire stated, with the intent to strengthen lines of containment and putting out any hot spots.
The fire was reported at 3:54 p.m. on Thursday, and a smoke column was visible from Placerville in minutes, the press release stated. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office contacted residences in the Balmaceda Road area concerning voluntary evacuations shortly after. Meanwhile, CHP closed off Sandridge Road between Highway 49 and Tripp Road for four hours in order to give better access to emergency equipment.
Two homes were threatened but were not damaged, the press release stated, but an outbuilding was damaged.
“A multi-agency and multi-county emergency response kept this fire from destroying multiple homes in the neighborhood. There was a huge potential for this fire to do damage but emergency responders did exactly what they were trained to do and it all worked out very well for the residents of the Sandridge area,” Incident Commander Battalion Chief Dave Teter said. He added that “it is really great to have such a professional response from both fire and law enforcement agencies.”
Cal Fire, El Dorado County Fire, El Dorado Hills Fire, Diamond Springs-El Dorado Fire, Rescue Fire, Sac Metro, Amador Fire and Ione Fire responded to the fire.