Environment & Science

King, Boles fires: Wildfires continue to burn throughout California

File: A firefighter cools off hot spots in the remains of a destroyed home on Sept. 16, 2014 in Weed, California.
File: A firefighter cools off hot spots in the remains of a destroyed home on Sept. 16, 2014 in Weed, California.
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King Fire

Since the King Fire began Saturday afternoon, it has burnt about 29 square miles — or 18,544 acres — and remains 5 percent contained, according to the latest information from Cal Fire.

There are 2,519 fire staff working to fully contain the fire that threatens 1,632 residences and 816 minor structures, according to Cal Fire.

As of 3 p.m., there were mandatory evacuations in place for the following areas: Volcanoville, Quintette, Blodgett and Upper Ice House, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

Although Highway 50 is now open, there are still road closures at Forebay Road at Blair Road, Forebay Road at Pony Express trail and White Meadows Road, according to Cal Fire.

King Fire: fire tracker

Boles Fire

While the Boles Fire is now 25 percent contained, it has burnt 375 acres, according to a news release by Cal Fire. There have been 150 structures either destroyed or damaged since the fire began Monday afternoon.

Highway 97 is now open, while mandatory evacuations are still in place for the community of Angel Valley and Hoy Road, according to Cal Fire.

The reward of up to $10,000 remains in place for anyone who may have information about the cause of the fire.

Boles Fire: fire tracker

Courtney Fire

The Courtney Fire, which began Sunday afternoon, is now at 60 percent contained and has burnt 320 acres, according to Cal Fire. Ten fire crews continue working to bring the fire to full containment.

There are still mandatory evacuations for residents living in the Bass Lake Heights community, while the evacuation order was lifted for residents along Summit Road Tuesday evening. Road 426 between Summit Road and Road 223 remain closed, according to the Courtney Fire information line.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Courtney Fire: fire tracker

Happy Camp Complex Fire

The Happy Camp Complex fire has burnt about 179 square miles — or 114,664 acres — according to the U.S. Forest Service's InciWeb. The fire is 60 percent contained, and 1,332 fire staff are working in the area to fully contain the fire.

Since the fire began over a month ago, it is estimated to have cost $80 million to fight.

Happy Camp Complex Fire: fire tracker

Silverado Fire

The Silverado Fire, which began last Friday afternoon, is now at 95 percent containment, according to the latest information from the U.S. Forest Service's InciWeb. The fire is expected to be fully contained on the afternoon of Sept. 23.  

The fire, which began as the result of a homeowner trying to protect their garden from rodents with a metal sheeting, has burned 968 acres. All mandatory evacuations orders have been lifted, according to InciWeb.

Silverado Fire: fire tracker