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Greenstone, Greenstone Road and U.S.  between Shingle Springs and Placerville. Evacuations and road closures in place

August 14, 2019 at 6:52 PM

Fire fighters have made great progress and gained full containment of the fire. Fire crews will continue to patrol the area and mop up any hotspots throughout the evening. Total acreage reduced to 16 due to more accurate mapping.

August 14, 2019 at 3:10 PM

Update on the U.S. 50 vegetation fire. The #1 EB lane has reopened.

August 14, 2019 at 2:32 PM

Road closures on Studebaker and Laverne are being lifted.

August 14, 2019 at 2:29 PM

Repopulation is now underway for the Studebaker, Laverne and other evacuated areas.

August 14, 2019 at 2:27 PM

Air Attack 230 has been released. Heavy mop-up operations are beginning. Firefighters will be on scene for several hours.

August 14, 2019 at 2:23 PM

Tankers 88 and 89, Helicopter 514 have been released from the fire. Air Attack 230 remains over the incident.

August 14, 2019 at 2:21 PM

No further evacuations, but no repopulation of the evacuated areas. Please respect the closures for your own safety.

August 14, 2019 at 2:16 PM

Fire behavior has greatly moderated, firefighters are close to completing a line around the larger of the two fires.

August 14, 2019 at 2:11 PM

Forward progress has been stopped at approximately 20 acres. Canceling the OES strike team.

August 14, 2019 at 2:07 PM

August 14, 2019 at 2:05 PM

Tankers 88 and 89 are returning to Grass Valley Air Attack Base, load and hold at this time.

August 14, 2019 at 2:02 PM

Air Attack reports good progress with the retardant drops. Helicopter is working the spot fire outside of the #2 fire.

August 14, 2019 at 2:01 PM

Strike team from the Nevada-Yuba-Placer unit en route to the fire.

August 14, 2019 at 1:57 PM

EDSO deputies, CHP are conducting evacuations ahead of the fire. Please follow the evacuation orders and leave.

August 14, 2019 at 1:53 PM

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One spot fire is immediately threatening three structures, firefighters are making this their highest priority.

August 14, 2019 at 1:49 PM

Air Attack reports two fires, one small one contained at the interchange, the other approximately 10 acres near the burned up big rig. Potential for the smaller fire to reignite and jump the roadway.

August 14, 2019 at 1:45 PM

Evacuations starting on Studebaker. El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies notifying residents now

August 14, 2019 at 1:42 PM

Per Caltrans: Highway 50 is closed in both directions near Greenstone Road, between Shingle Springs and Placerville due to a fire. Avoid the area.

August 14, 2019 at 1:35 PM

Air Attack 230, Tanker 88 and TNF Helicopter 514 are being assigned to a big rig fire on eastbound US 50 near Greenstone Road in PLacerville. Eastbound traffic on US 50 is being diverted, evacuations starting.

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