NOON UPDATE: Sand Fire Remains At 1,300 Acres, 20 Percent Contained; Hot Day Ahead
PLYMOUTH (CBS13/AP) —Firefighters are readying for a fire that has the potential to spread quickly in the hills of El Dorado and Amador counties.
Saturday morning estimates on the Sand Fire have it at the same size and containment as it was the previous night. With temperatures once again expected to soar into the triple digits, conditions are ripe for the fire to take off again on Saturday.
The fire broke out late Friday afternoon and quickly grew to 1,300 acres in a matter of hours in the steep terrain. It has already burned five homes and seven outbuildings. An additional 250 structures are threatened.
Road closures include: Sand Ridge Road from Highway 49 to Ladies Valley Road, and Bell Road
Evacuations are in effect for the following areas:
- Sand Ridge Road
- Fresh Water
- Morales Ranch Road
- Vintage Trail
- Upton Road
- Twin Rivers Road
The fire crossed the Cosumnes River into more rugged terrain, quickly spreading to dry, thick brush and woodland terrain near vineyards in the Shenandoah Valley.