California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Amador-El Dorado Unit
CONTACT: Teri Mizuhara, Fire Prevention Specialist II, 530.708.2724
RELEASE DATE: December 2, 2011
CAL FIRE Answers The Call
CAMINO – A major wind event occurred Wednesday evening through Thursday causing multiple wildland fires throughout El Dorado County. North and
northeast wind gusts neared 75 miles an hour over the ridge tops causing fires to spread rapidly in the Pollock Pines, Grizzly Flats and Omo Ranch areas of the County. CAL
FIRE’s immediate response kept fires from spreading to catastrophic dimensions. “We are an all risk emergency services agency ready to respond 24/7 to any incident that
occurs” says Incident Commander Brian Estes. “We have trained for just this type of emergency and it shows. These fires could have been devastating to the local community,
destroying homes and lives but it didn’t and that is a direct result of our aggressive response and cooperative efforts with fellow El Dorado County fire agencies” adds
Local fire activity:
SCIARONI FIRE is located in Grizzly Flats and is 80 acres and 60% contained
GROOVY FIRE located off Highway 50 near Plum Creek Road is currently 44 acres and 60% contained.
ONYX FIRES (3) located off Sly Park Road and Onyx Drive in Pollock Pine is approximately 15 acres and 80% contained.
CREEK FIRE located off Park Creek Road and Old Carson Road in Pollock Pines is approximately 8 acres and 80% contained.
KIRK FIRE located on Stinson Road in the Omo Ranch area is 5 acres and 90% contained.
OMO FIRE located on Omo Ranch Road was 3 acres and is 100% contained. One vacant structure and one outbuilding were destroyed.
WINDWARD FIRE is located in Diamond Springs on Windward Way and is a half-acre and 90% contained.
BOONDOCK FIRE is located in Fairplay on Boondock Trail and was a spot fire and is 100% contained.
CAL FIRE will remain on the fires until they are fully contained. Residents may smell smoke for several weeks due to smoldering vegetation within fire
containment lines. Local and Federal agencies who also supported the firefighting effort are: US Forest Service, El Dorado County Fire, Rescue Fire, Latrobe Fire, Diamond
Springs Fire, El Dorado Hills Fire, CA Highway Patrol and the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office.