EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) – The latest on a fire burning between Shingle Springs and Placerville:
Firefighters say the fire in El Dorado County is 100% contained and only 16 acres.
Fire crews continued to patrol the area and mop up any hotspots Wednesday evening.
The total acreage was reduced from 20 to 16 acres due to better mapping.
All lanes of Highway 50 are now open near Greenstone Road.
FINAL UPDATE: All U.S. 50 lanes have reopened near Greenstone Road. https://t.co/dPxyFM4J4i
— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) August 14, 2019
Cal Fire said the fire is 20 acres and 15% contained.
Evacuation orders have been lifted.
The westbound lanes of Highway 50 have been opened and one lane is open going eastbound on 50.
Forward progress of the #GreenStoneFire has stopped at approximately 20 acres. We are currently at 15% containment. All evacuation orders have been lifted. West-bound Hwy 50 is open and 1 lane of East-bound Hwy 50 is open. pic.twitter.com/n3UtQKkwH2
— CAL FIRE AEU (@CALFIREAEU) August 14, 2019
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office says they’re starting to let people who were evacuated go back home.
— El Dorado Sheriff (@ElDoradoSheriff) August 14, 2019
Authorities say forward progress of the fire has been stopped.
According to Cal Fire, the fire has burned 20 acres. Evacuations are still in place.
Westbound Highway 50 has been reopened, but eastbound lanes remain closed.
Eastbound Highway 50 is closed between Shingle Springs and Placerville due to a fire.
The scene is near Greenstone Road, about 6 miles west of Placerville.
— Sgt Anthony Prencipe (@SgtPrencipe) August 14, 2019
The incident appears to have started as a vehicle fire just before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Cal Fire says. Flames then spread to surrounding vegetation.
Cal Fire crews are at the scene. Evacuations are in place for homes off Studebaker Road, according to California Highway Patrol.
Highway 50 was closed for a time in both directions, but westbound has since been reopened. Eastbound lanes remain closed. Drivers are being advised to avoid the area and no estimated time of reopening has been given.
More information to come.