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26 min ago | The Town Talk

Federal firefighters take command of California fire

The fast-growing King Fire in El Dorado County, Calif., has forced school closures and evacuations of nearby homes, and firefighters fear increasing winds and high temperatures later this week could push the wildfire even bigger. Federal firefighters take command of California fire The fast-growing King Fire in El Dorado County, Calif., has forced school closures and evacuations of nearby homes, and firefighters fear increasing winds and high temperatures later this week could push the wildfire even bigger.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Pollock Pines, CA, Mount-Shasta, CA, Redwood Valley, CA

26 min ago | Marin Independent Journal

Marin fire agencies send five engines to El Dorado County wildfire

A jet aerial tanker drops its load of fire retardant on a fire near Pollack Pines, Calif., Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Larkspur, CA, Tiburon, CA

3 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

Back fires helping firefighters with King Fire

Fire officials say that back fires are helping fire crews gain control of the King Fire in El Dorado County. COMMUTERS MAY WANT TO CONSIDER MASS TRANSIT, RUNNING WITH NO DELAYS.

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Related Topix: Cool, CA

8 hrs ago | Reuters

Wildfires rage in California drought, hundreds forced to flee

Crews battled about a dozen major wildfires across California on Monday that have forced thousands of people to flee, damaged or destroyed more than 100 buildings, and charred thousands of acres of drought-stricken forest. Three years of drought in the most populous U.S. state has forced farmers to let fields lie fallow and left communities reliant on well water, with bone-dry brush fueling wildfires in temperatures of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit .

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Wildfire, Fire, Oakhurst, CA

12 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

Smoke Enters Truckee Meadows, Air Quality Reaches Unhealthy Level

Smoke from the King Fire in El Dorado County is impacting the Reno/Sparks area. The Washoe County Health District says our area is in the "unhealthy" air quality range meaning everyone and, especially those with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children, should limit prolonged exertion and stay indoors.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Pollock Pines, CA, Placerville, CA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

King Fire grows to 8,600 acres in El Dorado County

BATTLING THOSE FLAMES. THEY NEARLY OVERRAN FIRE CREWS IN EL DORADO COUNTY. WE HAVE LIVE COVERAGE OF THE KING FIRE, AND WE BEGIN WITH MIKE LUERY, IN THE HILLS OVERLOOKING THE FIRE.

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Related Topix: Fire

KCRA-TV Sacramento

King fire near Pollock Pines grows to 3,900 acres burned

KCRA 3 NEWS AT NOON STARTS RIGHT NOW. NERVOUSLY WATCHING AND WAITING. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE IN EL DORADO COUNTY HAVE BEEN FORCED OUT OF THEIR HOMES AS THE KING FIRE BURNING JUST EAST OF POLLOCK PINES CONTINUES TO GROW.

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Related Topix: Fire, Pollock Pines, CA, Cool, CA

In El Dorado County

Fire Shelter Deployment on the King Fire - Reported OK

There was a fire shelter deployment on the King Fire, which is burning 11 miles east of Placerville, California north of the community of Pollock Pines. In listening to the radio traffic, A Division Supervisor talking to Air Attack said a Task Force was overrun by fire, they were in a safety zone, but they were safe.

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Related Topix: Fire, Placerville, CA, Pollock Pines, CA

News10.net

King Fire forces closure of Pollock Pines schools

A wildfire burning in El Dorado County forced the closure of all schools in the Pollock Pines School District Monday. King Fire forces closure of Pollock Pines schools A wildfire burning in El Dorado County forced the closure of all schools in the Pollock Pines School District Monday.

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Related Topix: Pollock Pines, CA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Sacramento, CA

Chico Enterprise-Record

King Fire air tankers refueling in Chico

CHICO >> Over the weekend, air tankers were landing in Chico, loading up with orange retardant and heading to fires in El Dorado County. Fire Captain Matt Davis at the Chico Air Attack Base at the Chico airport said this morning that the base was busy with air tankers replenishing their supplies and heading to El Dorado County.

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Related Topix: Chico, CA, Pollock Pines, CA, McClellan, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Wildland blaze fight goes on in El Dorado County: 3,000 acres burned

Firefighters were working to corral the King fire near Pollock Pines and also protect homes as the wildland blaze continued to burn Monday in El Dorado County. The fire began about 6:30 p.m. Saturday and as of late Sunday night had consumed 3,000 acres of heavy timber in steep terrain.

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Related Topix: Fire, Pollock Pines, CA

KTVU Oakland

Crews battle Northern California fires in dry conditions

High temperatures and tinder dry conditions are making it difficult to get a handle on the fires. One is in Mendocino County and two are in the Sierra Foothills.

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Related Topix: Mendocino County, CA, Pollock Pines, CA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

KCRA-TV Sacramento

El Dorado County fire forces evacuations

CREWS ARE FIGHTING FOR MAJOR FIRES RIGHT NOW. LIVECOPTER3 FLEW OVER THE FIRE AND YOU CAN SEE THE HUGE SMOKE PLUME.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Yahoo!

Hundreds evacuated as northern California wildfires rage

Hundreds of residents were forced to flee their homes on Sunday as wildfires raged through parts of drought-plagued northern California, officials said. Roughly 1,000 Madera County residents were ordered to evacuate as one blaze, dubbed the Courtney Fire, charred some 320 acres , California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention said.

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Related Topix: Madera County, CA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Silverado, CA

Cybercast News Service

Hundreds evacuate from 3 California wildfires

A state fire spokesman says a blaze that started near the resort town of Bass Lake in Central California on Sunday has prompted the mandatory evacuation of 500 homes. In Northern California, a 2,000-acre wildfire near the town of Pollock Pines has forced the evacuation of 130 homes.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Pollock Pines, CA

NewsTalk 1530 KFBK

King Fire in El Dorado County

The King Fire in El Dorado County off King of the Mountain Road, east of Pollock Pines has Burned 100 acres and is 10 percent contained.

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Related Topix: Pollock Pines, CA

Village Life

Senior Day Care throws a party

18, at the Placerville Senior Day Care Center, 935A Spring St. The Senior Day Care Center in Placerville first opened its door on Aug. 28, 1989, and in early 2014, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors demonstrated its ongoing commitment to the senior population by expanding the program to include a Senior Day Care Center in El Dorado Hills. The centers provide care and activities for adults needing supervision during the daytime hours.

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Related Topix: Placerville, CA, El Dorado Hills, CA

In El Dorado County

Its Cool, Its Free, Learn How to Prepare Your Family for Disasters

Free Preparedness Presentation on Tuesday, September 23. "Residents are invited to come learn about the types of disasters that occur in El Dorado County, what to pack in emergency kits, how to develop a family communications plan and how to become involved in community readiness." Are you prepared for the next disaster? From extreme weather to wildland fire, El Dorado County faces numerous potential risks.

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Related Topix: Cool, CA, Weather

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Murder case plays on death of ex-wife

A macabre murder trial opens this week on the second floor of the white marble courthouse in Placerville. On its face, it involves a pair of scissors, a wrenching struggle and a mother of three young children getting stabbed to death.

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Related Topix: Placerville, CA, Cameron Park, CA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

In El Dorado County

Mountain lion sighting triggers Lock-Down at Golden Hills School in El Dorado Hills

A mountain lion in an El Dorado Hills business park prompted a brief lock down at a nearby elementary school Thursday morning. El Dorado County Sheriff's Department reported that a caller called in that they saw the animal lying in a field around 7:20 a.m. in a business park near Golden Hills School, which is on Suncast Lane in El Dorado Hills, officials said.

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Related Topix: El Dorado Hills, CA, Placerville, CA, Auburn, CA

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