Second fire breaks out in Eldorado National Forest
Another fire broke out in Eldorado National Forest today two miles west of the intersection of Ice House and White Meadows roads.
According to the U.S. Forest Service, the flames broke out around 3 p.m. As of 5 p.m., the burn was measured at 25 acres. The cause of the “Ice Fire” is under investigation. Four air tankers, two helicopters, engines, and crews with more resources responded to the incident.
Meanwhile, the Table Fire, also in Eldorado National Forest, has grown to 40 acres and is only five percent contained. The fire was apparently caused by lightening during a previous storm, according to Eldorado National Forest. It was originally reported on Sept. 8 three miles east of Ice House Reservoir.
Smoke from the Table Fire is visible from U.S. 50 and the Tahoe Basin. The fire is in a remote area and not threatening any structures, said the U.S. Forest Service.