Firefighters suppress blaze near Apple Hill

The Cable fire as of 5 p.m. had grown to approximately 5 to 7 acres near Apple Hill in El Dorado County.
Provided/Cal Fire

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Firefighters have knocked down the blaze near Apple Hill, roads have been reopened, evacuation orders lifted and power restored in the area.

The vegetation fire started at about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday and grew to 22 acres by 6 p.m..

Evacuation orders were issued for residents on Badger Hill Road, Old Blair Road, Edison Trail, Lucky Mine Road, Plubell Drive, White Mt. Ranch Road, Iowa Canyon Cable Road north of Plubell.

The Cal Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit reported at about 7:30 p.m. that firefighters were making good progress and were establishing containment lines and said they would be strengthening those lines and mopping up hot spots through the night.

The fire was attacked with 20 engines, six water tenders, three helicopters, six hand crews, two bulldozers and an air tanker. Overall there were 207 personnel suppressing the blaze.

Cooperating agencies included US Forest Service, El Dorado Fire Protection District, Cameron Park Fire Department, El Dorado Hill Fire Department, Diamond Springs-El Dorado Fire Protection District, Rescue Fire Department, Pioneer Fire Protection District and El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

Update: As of 6 p.m., Cal Fire says the Cable Incident is at approximately 21 acres and is 5% contained.

Full air and ground resources are on scene, said a social media post. Firefighters are constructing control lines.

Original post

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The Cal Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit is responding to a vegetation fire at Cable Road and Badger Hill Road near Apple Hill, the agency announced on social media.

The Cal Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit responded to the Cable Incident at about 4:20 p.m. and at 5 p.m. the fire had grown to approximately 5 to 7 acres and was burning at a rapid rate of spread in timber and timber under-story, according to a Facebook post.

Officials advise staying out of the area to allow for emergency resources to respond.

The location of the Cable Fire according to Cal Fire.

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