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The trucks come with a commitment by the agencies that receive the trucks from the California Office of Emergency Services—the departments must be willing to use them to help out in major emergencies like the King Fire that’s burning in El Dorado County.
Light rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters makes advances Sunday against a huge Northern California wildfire that has destroyed nearly three-dozen structures.
A woman and child were killed in a car crash in east of the community of Cool Sunday afternoon.
Potentially dozens of homes have been destroyed by the blaze in El Dorado County. Fire officials will not confirm that homes have been destroyed until inspectors go through, but homeowners in the area shared their address with us to get a firsthand look.
Pollock pines resident Wayne Allen Huntsman will call El Dorado County Jail home for a while, since a county judge set his bail at $10 million for arson charges in the King Fire.
Crews say the fire is about 14 miles away, and while it’s mainly pushed to the northeast, they are getting teams ready to head here if it pushes northwest toward homes in Foresthill
Evacuees Maria and her husband Pancho say they’ll spend an extremely nervous night in a motel away from the Sly Park home they fear is in the King Fire’s path.
The fire grew to more than 3,900 acres overnight and is only 10 percent contained as it burns in a canyon on the south fork of the American River, northeast of Pollock Pines.
A crew of inmate firefighters battling the King Fire in El Dorado County were threatened by fast-moving flames Monday.
The incident happened along remote Bottlehill Road outside of Georgetown. El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies say a bay area family set up a shooting range on their property.
Raymond Nocon, 32, of Folsom was last seen floating on Saturday in an inflatable raft with his friend on the river at around 9 p.m. Saturday, when the raft sank a short distance past Gorilla Rock, and the two became separated, according to a statement from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.
A two-passenger plane has crashed near Placerville Saturday evening.