Local fire update: Table Fire grows to 50 acres; Ice Fire 50 percent contained (video) | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Local fire update: Table Fire grows to 50 acres; Ice Fire 50 percent contained (video)

Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service work to contain a fire off of Ice House Road and U.S. 50.
El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook

Firefighters have made good progress on a wildfire burning 2 miles west of Ice House Road, while a second fire 3 miles northeast of Ice House Reservoir has grown to 50 acres.

In updates posted Wednesday morning, officials said containment on the 30-acre Ice Fire was at 50 percent. The blaze was reported around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The perimeter is lined and held through the night, and firefighters plan on mopping up the interior today.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Meanwhile the Table Fire grew to an estimated 50 acres Tuesday night. The lightning-caused fire, which is burning in a remote area of the Eldorado National Forest, was first reported Sept. 8.

Officials monitored the fire and took preventative steps, which included the creation of check lines, up until Sunday evening when strong winds helped whip up the blaze.

The fire was active Tuesday night as it slowly backed down the mountain toward indirect check lines, according to an update.

Containment is at 10 percent and 75 personnel are assisting.

The national forest issued a note via Twitter Wednesday clarifying that the smoke inundating parts of the region is from massive wildfires burning in Northern California, and not the two fires in the Eldorado National Forest.


Click here for updates on those other fires burning in Northern California.


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