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1 hr ago | In El Dorado County

Tuesday Sand Fire Update: Sand Sweep-up in Progress

PLACERVILLE CA After days of hard work and cooperative weather the firefighters have gained the upper hand in the Sand fire which is 75% contained on the Middle Fork of the Cosumnes river outside of the isolated community of Outingdale.

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Related Topix: Fire, Placerville, CA

3 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Winery switch: Owners of Amador Foothill sell to Lava Cap winery couple

Amador Foothill Winery, a key player in the revival of the Sierra foothills wine trade, is switching hands from one pioneer winemaking couple to another.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Amador County, CA, Sonoma County, CA, Davis, CA

7 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Editorial: From the ashes of the Sand fire, volunteers rise to help out neighbors

One of America's most enduring and admirable qualities is volunteerism. That quality has been on impressive display during the Sand fire.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Amador County, CA, Opinion

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Some Sand Fire evacuation orders lifted

On Monday, Cal Fire announced additional cancellations and reductions to evacuation orders for the Sand Fire burning in El Dorado and Amador counties.

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Related Topix: Amador County, CA

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Sand Fire now 65 percent contained

FLAMES ARE THREATENING 500 STRUCTURES. 1200 PEOPLE ARE EVACUATED. HERE IS A BETTER IDEA OF WHERE THE FIRE IS FORMING.

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Examiner.com

Sand Fire air support grounded for man flying drone to 'check out the fire'

Aerial footage of the Sand Fire, shot by drone several miles away and in the evening after air support was ended.

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Related Topix: Fire, Amador County, CA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Plymouth, CA

Village Life

Neighborhood Fire Safe Council makes strides

Members of the Lakehills Fire Safe Council stand next to the recently installed sign on Francisco Drive.

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Related Topix: Fire, Nigel Bennett, El Dorado Hills, CA

SFGate

Yosemite fire spreads - camps, Hwy. 120 closed

A City of Folsom firefighter moves through burned trees and ash not far from the origin of the Sand Fire near the Cosumnes River in Amador County on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Plymouth, Calif.

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Related Topix: Fire, Amador County, CA, Plymouth, CA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Crews increase containment on California wildfire

Fire officials are optimistic they may soon have the upper hand on a wildfire burning near vineyards in Northern California that has led to evacuation orders for more about 1,200 people.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Amador County, CA, Earthquake, Geology, Science

In El Dorado County

Emergency Animal Shelter for all animals EXCEPT horses

PAWED's president is working directly with EDC Animal Services staff on logistics and provision of current information.

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Related Topix: Placerville, CA, Rescue, CA, Shingle Springs, CA

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Crews make progress against Sand Fire

YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE SAN FIRE. TONIGHT , A MUCH DIFFERENT SITE FROM THE AIR AS SCREWS MAY PROGRESS ON IT.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Chance of cooler temperatures, smoke in valley

Sacramento residents can expect cooler temperatures to start off the week with a chance of smoky air because of the Sand Fire in El Dorado and Amador counties, according to the National Weather Service.

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Related Topix: Amador County, CA, Weather

Sun Jul 27, 2014

WTOV9

Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

Firefighters in Northern California are waging a fierce battle with a stubborn wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Fire, Wildfire, Amador County, CA

SFGate

Sierra foothills fire burns 10 homes; Yosemite fire grows

Bill Cleek, left, hugs his good friend, Terry Cromwell outside a structure which housed one of 13 antique cars destroyed by fire at Rancho Cicada Retreat on Friday, July 27, 2014 in Plymouth, Calif.Cromwell, of Pine Grove has been restoring the antique cars for more than 10 years.

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Related Topix: Plymouth, CA, Pine Grove, CA, Amador County, CA

Examiner.com

Summer time, water time

If you have a canoe, kayak, or stand up paddle board, now is a wonderful time to launch into one of the great lakes in the high country.

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Related Topix: Pollock Pines, CA, Placerville, CA

In El Dorado County

Fire Update: Fire heads East over DiArie winery to D'Agostini Lake

Saturday proved a hard fought day for firefighters battling the Sands fire that has consumed over 3,800 acres, 10 homes, 7 outbuildings, and forced the evacuation of hundreds of area residents and the closing of many businesses.

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Related Topix: Fire, Mount Aukum, CA, Amador County, CA, Wine, Drink, Placerville, CA

Village Life

EID board votes to support small farms

The EID board voted 3-2 at a contentious board meeting on July 14 to continue to support the small farm water rate with "qualified" livestock added to the mix.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Lucianne.com

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ABUJA, Nigeria -- Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the worldA s deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, AfricaA s largest city with 21 million people.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, Israel, Middle East, Amador County, CA

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Fire continues to burn in Amador & El Dorado County

I'M RICHARD SHARP, KCRA THREE NEWS. LIVECOPTER3 FLEW OVER THE SAND FIRE JUST AS THE FLAMES INTENSIFIED TO READ IT PROVIDED AN EXCLUSIVE VIEW.

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Related Topix: Fire

KCRA-TV Sacramento

More evacuations ordered for Sand Fire

AS FAR AS THEY ARE CONCERNED, THERE IS NO ONE STRANDED. THANK YOU. RICHARD SHARP JOINS US LIVE FROM EL DORADO COUNTY WHERE AN EVACUATION CENTER HAS BEEN SET UP.

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