3:45 p.m. Update: Officials have announced that Pollock Pines Elementary School District will be reopening for class on Thursday. The schools have been closed since Monday because of the King Fire burning near Pollock Pines.

Bus routes have been modified to compensate for the road closures in the area. The new schedule has been posted to the district’s website: http://www.ppesd.org/.

3 p.m. Update: New evacuation orders have been issued, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. Volcanoville, Quintette, Blodgett, Upper Ice House have been given mandatory evacuation orders.

The orders affect the following areas:

Bear Foot Road, Bear State Road, Blodgett Forest Road, Bojac Court, Bootjack Mine Road, Bottle Hill (east end one mile north of Wentworth Springs), Carey Ave, Cassill Mine Road, Cecil Lane, Cedar Cable Road, Chiquita Bypass, Christmas Tree Lane, Country Road, Coyote Court, Ditch Camp Road, Dry Lakes Trail, Dusty Camp Road, El Bosque, Garden Tower Lane, Harmony Lane, Haven Ridge Road, Helix Flat Avenue, Hobby Horse Lane, Homewood Drive, Horse Power Drive, Kentucky Flat Road, Lake Avenue, Little Silver Road, Lodgepole Lane, Lofty Peak Lane, Logging Road, Loop Cutoff Road, Loop Road, Merkel Drive, Middle Loop Road, Midway Loop Road, Mount Cedar Road, Narrow Way, Onion Valley Road, Oso Mesa Court, Otter Creek Road, Our Place Road, Patchwork Lane, Paymaster Mine Road, Peavine Point Road, Piolet Creek Road, Plum Creek Road, Point Lane, Quintette Court, Ringtail Place, Ringtail Road, Robs Cabin Trail, Rock Creek Road (one mile south from Wentworth Springs), Rubicon Road, Sand Mountain Boulevard, Shotgun Lane, Sleigh Bell, Snowy Way, South Creek Road, South Fork Trail, Spring Tunnel Mine Road, Star Lane Thumper Lane, Stickerbrush Trail, Sunset Peak Lane, Tall Timber Road, Tipton Hill Court, Tipton Hill Road, Tinsel Trail, Tricometric Trail, Trinity Trail, Tunnel Hill Loop Road, Tunnel Hill Loop, Tunnel HIll Road, Un Road, Volcanoville Road, Wentworth Springs Road (east of Balderston Road), White Fir Road, Wild Horse Trail, Wolfridge Road, Woodpecker Road, Yuletide Way, 11 Pines Road, 12 Mile Court, 12 Mile Road.

Authorities say that the Red Cross Evacuation Center is at 6530 Wentworth Springs Road in Georgetown.

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POLLOCK PINES (CBS13) – Officials announced Wednesday morning that more than a thousand homes are threatened as crews battle the King Fire near Pollock Pines.

According to Cal Fire, the latest numbers show that the fire has burned about 18,544 acres. Containment still only stands a 5% and 1,632 homes are threatened.

The freeway, in both directions, was closed between Sly Park and Fresh Pond Tuesday evening as the fire threatened to jump across Highway 50. Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, Caltrans announced that the stretch had been reopened, although the number 2 westbound lane will stay closed at least overnight as crews continue their attack.

Cal Fire said on Monday that the fire jumping Highway 50 and heading toward Pollock Pines and Sly Park is the worst-case scenario. Crews spent Tuesday night trying to keep that from happening.

More than 2,500 firefighters are battling the blaze.

Numerous evacuation orders remain in place. Officials ask residents to check this Facebook page for the latest information on evacuations: https://www.facebook.com/KINGFIREPIO.

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