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Emerald Fire

  • El Dorado County
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  • Started: Oct 14, 2016
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  • Last Updated: Friday, October 21, 2016 11:05 PM
Containment

100%

Acres Burned

176

No new updates for this fire. 176 acres have burned, and the fire has been 100% contained. The cause was under investigation Road closures are in effect. See details below.

I WANT TO KNOW

Do people near this fire need to evacuate?

YES
Evacuation orders have been issued. Learn more

Have any road closures been announced?

YES
Nearby roads have been closed. Learn more

What is the air quality like near the fire?

Good
Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
Note: Air quality varies by location. To check the air quality in your neighborhood, click here.

Additional Details

EVACUATIONS

No evacuation orders in place.

ROAD CLOSURES

Highway 89 has re-opened.

SCHOOL CLOSURES

n/a

CAUSE

Under investigation

INJURIES

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STRUCTURES THREATENED

200

STRUCTURES DESTROYED

n/a

CONDITIONS

Unified command has been established with the USFS, and CAL FIRE. Heavy precipitation is occurring over the fire area and wind is impacting firefighting operations. Forward progress of the fire has been stopped, however there are a large number of hazardous trees along Highway 89 and around homes. Crews will be working when safe to remove those hazards before Highway 89 is re-opened.

DATA SOURCE

CalFire GeoMAC

ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT

CAL FIRE Amador- El Dorado Unit / USFS El Dorado Nation / Lake County Fire

COOPERATING AGENCIES

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PHONE NUMBERS

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