Fire at a glance (numbers)

  • Incident Name: Cable, El Dorado
  • State: CA
  • Lead Agency: AEU
  • Size (acres): 20
  • Percent Contained: 100%
  • Estimate of Containment: July 28, 2022
  • Personnel: 0
  • Structures Destroyed: 0

Cable, Cable Road near Badger Hill Road in Cedar Grove, El Dorado County. Minimal fire behavior.

July 28, 2022 at 7:41 PM

The Cable fire is 100% contained. The fire will remain in patrol status for several more days to ensure no new smokes develop within the perimeter of the fire.

July 28, 2022 at 7:58 AM

Firefighters continue to gain ground on containment of the Cable fire. Crews are patrolling for hot spots and smokes within the fire perimeter and improving control lines.

July 27, 2022 at 8:56 PM

Firefighters made great progress on containment today. The fire is now 80% contained. Firefighters will remain on scene throughout the night strengthening containment lines and mopping up hot spots within the perimeter of the fire.

July 27, 2022 at 8:14 AM

Firefighters made excellent progress overnight. Lower temperatures and increased humidity helped crews to hold containment lines. Today, firefighters will continue to improve and secure containment lines while mopping up hot spots within the perimeter of the fire. Final acreage was mapped at 20 acres.

All evacuation orders have been lifted.

July 26, 2022 at 7:13 PM

Per CAL FIRE AEU: Evacuations orders are in place for Badger Hill Road, Old Blair Mill Road, and Mace Mot Hill Road. Road closures are also in place on those roads. Firefighters will be working throughout the night strengthening control lines and moping up hot spots.

July 26, 2022 at 6:53 PM

Air Attack reports fire is looking good, hoseline all around it.

July 26, 2022 at 6:38 PM

Air Attack is releasing all aircraft. Firefighters are making good progress with control lines.

July 26, 2022 at 6:17 PM

Air Attack reports no new growth or active flame. Releasing Tanker 103 back to McClellan.

July 26, 2022 at 6:12 PM

July 26, 2022 at 6:07 PM

All of Badger Hill Road has received an evacuation warning, advisories for Forebay Road. El Dorado Sheriff’s Office deputies are knocking on doors.

July 26, 2022 at 5:56 PM

Air Attack is releasing Tanker 132 back to McClellan.

July 26, 2022 at 5:53 PM

Fire has been mapped at 21 acres.

July 26, 2022 at 5:50 PM

FIRIS is over the fire, mapping the perimeter. Air Attack reports the fire is holding.

July 26, 2022 at 5:44 PM

Helicopters are working some minor spots outside the lines.

July 26, 2022 at 5:41 PM

One handcrew and one water tender to respond additionally, IC estimates that with resources dispatched and at scene they should be OK.

July 26, 2022 at 5:30 PM

Both flanks are now lined with retardant, rate of spread has slowed.

July 26, 2022 at 5:28 PM

Tanker 132 dropped on the right flank, Followed by Tankers 88 and 89.

July 26, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Air Attack reports fire is holding at about 10 acres, fire has hit a string of timber that is somewhat slowing the growth.

Cable Fire

July 26, 2022 at 4:56 PM

Air Attack reports the fire is transitioning from grass to timber, some tree torching observed.

July 26, 2022 at 4:48 PM

Rapidly expanding in size, per Pilot Peak lookout. Air Attack 230 requesting additional tankers to respond and helicopters with or without crew.

July 26, 2022 at 4:44 PM

Air Attack reports multiple structures threatened on the Cable Fire, 3-7 acres, burning at a rapid rate of spread.

Cable fire

July 26, 2022 at 4:35 PM

Full wildland dispatch for a vegetation fire in the area of Cable Road near Badger Hill between Pollock Pines and Camino in El Dorado County. This will be the Cable Fire.