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  • Incident Name: Country, Georgetown
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: AEU
  • Size (acres): 85
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: September 6, 2019
  • Personnel: 56
  • Structures Destroyed: 4

Country, Hwy 193 (Georgetown Road) in El Dorado County near Auburn Lake Trails.

September 6, 2019 at 7:00 AM

The Country Fire is 100% contained. Great work by all first responders and cooperators.

September 5, 2019 at 10:33 PM

Fire crews remain in the area patrolling to ensure all smokes are extinguished.

September 5, 2019 at 8:38 AM

Firefighters continue to extend and improve containment lines.

September 4, 2019 at 6:46 PM

Structure threat has been mitigated and all evacuation orders lifted.

Fire fighters worked throughout the day and made significant progress toward full containment. Crews will continue to patrol the area and mop up hot spots.

September 4, 2019 at 8:16 AM

The containment has reached 30%. Firefighters worked throughout the night and made significant progress toward full containment. Crews will remain in the area today mopping up hot spots. Please avoid the area to allow resources to continue their work.

September 3, 2019 at 8:24 PM

440 homes are without power in the fire area. PG&E crews are on site. Estimated time of restoration is Wednesday morning, 7:00 am.

September 3, 2019 at 8:06 PM

Evacuations still in place for Lou Allen Ln and Circle Dr. All others have been lifted.

September 3, 2019 at 7:30 PM

CHP Placerville: SR-193 is now open, but subject to one way alternating traffic controls. This is expected to last a few hours. Please be patient. Updated acreage is 85 acres, containment up to 25%.

September 3, 2019 at 6:47 PM

Air Attack 17 estimates the fire at 100 acres ±  5 acres, returning to Grass Valley.

September 3, 2019 at 6:31 PM

CAL FIRE update

Mandatory evacuations on Sweetwater Trail, Cascade Trail, Bald Eagle Ct., Secret Ravine Trail; Stoney Hill Ct., Cattail Ct., West side of Greenhorn Trail, Courageous Ct., Pilgrim Ct., Trillium Ln.

Voluntary evacuations for Wild Lilac area.

Evacuation Center(s): Cool Community Church, 863 Cave Valley Rd., Cool, 95641

Road Closures: All roads from Hwy 49 and Hwy 193 east to Sweetwater Trail closed.

September 3, 2019 at 6:24 PM

Air Attack is releasing all helicopters from the incident. Lengthening shadows and scarcity of targets, combined with many ground resources in the fire area prompted the decision.

September 3, 2019 at 5:25 PM

Forward progress has been stopped on the fire.

September 3, 2019 at 4:49 PM

AIr Attack has released the last tanker from the fire, Tanker 89 returning to Grass Valley.

September 3, 2019 at 4:40 PM

CAL FIRE confirms two minor injuries to firefighters due to a burnover. The fire is burning at a moderate rate of spread, accoring to their latest update.

September 3, 2019 at 4:28 PM

EDSO and CHP are urging residents to respect the evacuations and road closures. Do not attempt to re-enter the area through a back road, this is still an active fire.

September 3, 2019 at 3:57 PM

Air Attack is holding one tanker over the fire for now, three helicopters are working spots on the right flank.

September 3, 2019 at 3:45 PM

Air Attack 230 is handing over Country Air Attack to Air Attack 17. Still a lot of spotting, but good progress overall.

September 3, 2019 at 3:43 PM

Tanker 134 is on a load and hold at McClellan.

September 3, 2019 at 3:40 PM

Air Attack is releasing Tanker 82 back to Camino.

September 3, 2019 at 3:38 PM

Fire behavior has started to moderate, firefighters making good progress.

September 3, 2019 at 3:26 PM

Air Attack is holding both LAT at McClellan for the fire.

September 3, 2019 at 3:17 PM

Helicopters continue to deal with numerous spotfires, Latest estimate puts the fire at 60 acres.

September 3, 2019 at 3:11 PM

Evacuations – MANDATORY Update

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
Courageous Lane
Courageous Court
Pilgrim Court
Trillium Lane

September 3, 2019 at 3:05 PM

County Air Attack is requesting additional helicopter, Sac Metro Copter to the fire.

September 3, 2019 at 2:57 PM

Mandatory evacuations extended to Courageous Lane, Courageous Court, Pilgrim Court, and Trillium Lane

September 3, 2019 at 2:48 PM

Evacuations – MANDATORY – as of :25 pm

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

Evacuation Center is at the Cool Community Church, 863 Cave Valley Rd, Cool, CA 95614.

If you are in these areas, please evacuate immediately. If you do not need to be in this area, please stay away to allow fire and emergency personnel to get to the fire.

September 3, 2019 at 2:40 PM

Per EDSO:  Mandatory evacuations continuing in the area with Code Red notifications and deputies on scene. Evacuation center at Cool Community Church, 863 Cave Valley Road, Cool.

September 3, 2019 at 2:39 PM

Strike team from Nevada County en route to the fire.

September 3, 2019 at 2:36 PM

September 3, 2019 at 2:35 PM

Latest estimate puts the fire at 15+ acres.

September 3, 2019 at 2:23 PM

Air Attack sees some good progress being made on the ground.

September 3, 2019 at 2:23 PM

El Dorado County Sheriff:

At this time, Code Red messages have gone out for evacuation notices for the following locations:

Cascade Trail between Greenhorn Trail and Sweetwater Trail
Secret Ravine Trail
Stoney Hill Ct
Bald Eagle Ct

If you are in these areas, please evacuate immediately. If you do not need to be in this area, please stay away to allow fire and emergency personnel to get to the fire.

September 3, 2019 at 2:20 PM

September 3, 2019 at 2:19 PM

Both LATs from McClellan are working the fire.

September 3, 2019 at 2:17 PM

Multiple structures remain threatened, CHP has shut down Hwy 193 in the area of Auburn Lake Trails .

September 3, 2019 at 2:04 PM

Road closure at Country Hills. Air Attack is ordering one additional heavy tanker.

September 3, 2019 at 2:03 PM

Two spot fires ahead of the main fire, helicopters are working the spots.

September 3, 2019 at 1:58 PM

Hazards in the area for aircraft include low power lines, the Georgetown Airport. Additional ground resources are responding to the fire.

September 3, 2019 at 1:57 PM

One medevac helicopter requested to the fire, a burnover has been reported.

September 3, 2019 at 1:54 PM

El Dorado Sheriff’s deputies in the area conducting evacuations with CHP. Erratic fire behavior.

September 3, 2019 at 1:51 PM

Evacuations underway Stony Hill Court, Bald Eagle Court and Cascade Trail.

September 3, 2019 at 1:41 PM

Tankers are attempting the protect the homes in the area. Ground resources are arriving and starting structure protecting on the right flank.

September 3, 2019 at 1:35 PM

Air Attack is over the new fire near Hwy 193 (Georgetown Road) near Greenwood. Reporting rapid rate of spread, requesting LAT or VLAT immediately.

September 3, 2019 at 1:32 PM

Air Attack 230 is en route to the reported smoke in the Georgetown area.

September 3, 2019 at 1:29 PM

Smoke report from Mt. Howell, seeing smoke about 10 miles out in the Georgetown area.