Crews battle explosive growth in King Fire

Sep 17, 2014 1:20 PM by News Staff

Hundreds of additional firefighters have been dispatched to a fast-growing fire in El Dorado County.

More than 2,500 firefighters were battling the blaze near the town of Pollock Pines, about 60 miles east of Sacramento, on Wednesday, up from about 1,500 the previous day. The fire grew by thousands of acres overnight and has burned through nearly 29 square miles.

It is threatening 500 homes, at least some of which are under mandatory evacuation orders, and is just 5 percent contained.


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