EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) – The latest on the wildfire Cal Fire crews are battling near the community of Cool in El Dorado County.

8 p.m.

Some evacuations for the Country Fire have been lifted.

Cal Fire said evacuations are still in place for Lou Allen Lane, Stroker Way and Circle Drive. All others have been lifted.

7:30 p.m.

The fire is now 85 acres and 25% contained, according to Cal Fire AEU.

6:20 p.m.

Cal Fire confirmed that four structures were destroyed in the Country Fire. It is unclear at this time what kind of structures were affected.

The agency also said they are launching a serious accident investigation after a Garden Valley Fire Department engine was burned over and two firefighters were hurt with minor injuries.

Firefighters continue to battle the fire and work to increase containment. It is currently 75 acres and 20% contained.

5:40 p.m.

Cal Fire said forward progress has stopped on the Country Fire. The fire is now 75 acres and 20% contained.

5 p.m. 

A Garden Valley Fire Department engine was burned over in the Country Fire, Tuesday.

The fire is still 75 acres and 10% contained.

4 p.m.

The Country Fire is now 75 acres and 10% contained, according to Cal Fire.

Cal Fire confirmed two firefighters have sustained minor injuries while fighting this fire. Both were transported to an area hospital.

3:20 p.m

Cal Fire says the Country Frie near Cool in El Dorado County is 60 acres. Evacuations are in place.

The fire is burning near Highway 193 and Country Hills Lane. Cal Fire’s Amador-El Dorado Unit is responding to the scene.

Wildfire monitoring cameras show a thick plume of smoke coming from the area of the fire.

Per the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, mandatory evacuation notices have been issued for the following areas:

South side of Sweetwater Trail from Cascade Trail to Highway 193
Cascade Trail, from Greenhorn Trail to Sweetwater Trail
Cascade Trail south side between Green horn trail to Sweetwater Trail
Secret Ravine Trail
Stoney Hill Court
Bald Eagle Court
Cattail Court
West side of Greenhorn Trail

An evacuation center is being set up at Cool Community Church at 863 Cave Valley Road.

California Highway Patrol’s Placerville division says Highway 193 has been shut down in the area of Auburn Lake Trails due to the fire. Officers say are not providing escorts into the area at this time.

Eldorado National Forest fire resources are helping in the firefight.

More information to come. Stick with CBS13 for updates. 


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