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Meyers, Meyers Road and Highway 50 in Camino, El Dorado County. Evacuations and road closures in effect.

September 21, 2018 at 8:04 AM

All evacuations and road closures have been lifted. There is still fire equipment in the area, so residents should be cautious when driving.

September 20, 2018 at 9:12 PM

Road closures: Crystal Springs Road, Crystal Springs court, Glenwood Drive, Superior Drive, Pony Express at Crystal Springs Road, 8 Mile Road in affected area, Highway 50 open with controlled traffic. As of 6:00 pm, except for Meyers Rd, all evacuations and road closures are lifted.

September 20, 2018 at 4:30 PM

Containment is up to 30% now. Evacuations remain south of Hwy 50.

September 20, 2018 at 3:31 PM

Meyers IC is releasing the dozer and some of the engines. Numerous handcrews remain on scene.

September 20, 2018 at 3:24 PM

All westbound lanes and one eastbound lane on US 50 are now open.

September 20, 2018 at 3:17 PM

All aircraft is off the fire, extensive mop-up operations and overhaul of structures is underway.

El Dorado High School has released the following information:
A vegetation fire has closed Highway 50 in both directions in El Dorado County. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said evacuations were underway along 8 Mile Road in Camino. This has affected our bus routes in the District and will prohibit our ability to return students home safely. If your student rides either bus route 10 or 11, please pick your student up at EDHS in the Multipurpose Room.

September 20, 2018 at 2:59 PM

All evacuations and road closures north of Hwy 50 have been lifted.

September 20, 2018 at 2:36 PM

Air Attack is releasing one of the tankers back to Grass Valley, all large air tankers have been released.

September 20, 2018 at 2:36 PM

Road closure update: US-50 still closed. Eastbound at Camino, Westbound at Sly Park.

Alternate route is Pleasant Valley/Sly Park.

Pony Express is closed at Carson and at Ridgeway.

NO ONE is allowed through the closure except emergency personnel.

September 20, 2018 at 2:30 PM

Air Attack reports the still visible smoke is from interior burning (within the containment lines) and destroyed structures. The fire is looking good otherwise.

September 20, 2018 at 2:24 PM

El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies are still assisting residents to safely evacuate, with their pets and livestock. Please do not attempt do return to the area.

Cal Fire photo

September 20, 2018 at 2:20 PM

Thanks to the progress made on the fire, one lane in both directions on Hwy 50 will be reopened at 2:30 pm, barring any flareups.

September 20, 2018 at 2:02 PM

Carson Road is only open for residents evacuating the Crystal SPrings area. Law enforcement is at the closure.

September 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Helicopters and a tanker are working a fast-growing  spot fire outside the lines on the north flank close to Hwy 50.

September 20, 2018 at 1:48 PM

Helicopters working the hotspots along Hwy 50, All evacuations remain in place.

September 20, 2018 at 1:46 PM

Meyers Air Attack is bringing in Tanker 107 for an additional drop. Tankers 88 and 89 remain overhead.

September 20, 2018 at 1:42 PM

Holding the heavy tankers at McClellan, still a lot of vegetation burning with open line but the fire behavior has greatly moderated.

September 20, 2018 at 1:40 PM

Latest report has two structures destroyed but forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

September 20, 2018 at 1:33 PM

Tankers overhead are attempting to slow the rate of spread.

September 20, 2018 at 1:25 PM

El Dorado County Sheriff is asking for people NOT to come into the area of the Myers Fire. Access for firefighters is made difficult due to too many onlookers. Please avoid the area.

September 20, 2018 at 1:16 PM

Hard closures on Highway 50, Eight Mile Road and Pony Express trail. Evacuations starting on Crystal Springs Road, Superior drive, Crystal Springs Court and Glenwood Drive.

September 20, 2018 at 1:05 PM

A fast moving vegetation fire in Camino is prompting evacuations on Eight Mile Road. Hwy 50 is closed in both directions, the fire is burning on both sides of the highway. Eldorado National Forest and El Dorado Sheriff, with numerous resources incoming are on scene. This will be the Meyers Fire.