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Emerald Fire

Emerald Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: October 17, 2016 11:45 am   FINAL
Date/Time Started: October 14, 2016 1:28 am  
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Amador- El Dorado Unit / USFS El Dorado National Forest / Lake Valley Fire 
County: El Dorado County  
Location: off Highway 89, near Cascade Lake and Emerald Bay.  
Acres Burned - Containment: 176 acres - 100% contained  
Evacuations: Effective at 12:00pm today, the following evacuation orders will be lifted:
  • Cascade Properties
  • Cascade Lake
 
Road Closures :Highway 89 is estimated to re-open today at noon. Traffic will be metered through the fire area by Caltrans. The Highway will be subject to future closure as repair work and tree removal continues and debris is removed from the highway.  
Cause: Under Investigation 
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, USFS, Lake Valley, Meeks Bay Fire, South Lake Tahoe Fire, El Dorado Sheriffs, SLT PD, CHP, State Parks, CALTrans, Fallen Leaf Lake Fire, North Tahoe Fire, Liberty Utilities  
Long/Lat: -120.10744/38.93449  
Conditions: The Emerald Fire is 100% contained. Debris continues to impact the roadway due to the high winds and torrential rains. Fire suppression repair is ongoing.

Fire crews, law enforcement, Caltrans and Liberty Utilities continue to work in the area. Residents and visitors are advised to take extra caution while driving in these areas.

Liberty Utilities is working to restore damaged infrastructure in the fire area in order to reestablish power to Spring Creek Tract.

Agency cooperators would like to thank the community for their continued patience and support throughout this emergency.  

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