Axel Fire in El Dorado County 50 percent contained | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Axel Fire in El Dorado County 50 percent contained

Mountain Democrat Staff Report
An air tanker drops fire retardant on the Axel Fire near the South Fork of the American River Saturday evening.
Photo by Randy Bullard

The Axel Fire burning in Rescue is 50 percent contained as of 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

The fire began Saturday around 4:30 p.m. near Axel and Barrister courts near the South Fork of the American River and has consumed 100 acres of brush and timber.

Fire officials report that the fire is holding for now and there may be road closures in the area of Luneman Road and Hidden Lake Drive.


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