Insider View of Techniques of Fighting the King Fire in California’s Gold Country

Much of the work on a wildfire happens far from the flames. On the King fire in the California’s Gold Country, hand crews wield chainsaws and bulldozers cut fire lines to prevent flames from spreading.

King Fire — Sunday, September 21, 2014 Report

The King Fire is currently located in the canyon of the South Fork of the American River Canyon, Silver Creek Canyon, and Rubicon Canyon north of the community of Pollock Pines. The fire has crossed into Placer County. The fire is approaching the Tahoe National Forest north of the Eldorado National Forest.

Over 2800 people have been evacuated.

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