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UPDATE: Crews reach 100 percent containment on Ranch Fire in El Dorado County

UPDATE

Crews have reached 100 percent containment on the Ranch Fire.

According to an update from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, crews worked through the night and achieved a soft containment.

“They will be making a strong push this morning to fortify the line and get it sufficiently mopped up.”

UPDATE

Containment of 140-acre Ranch Fire improves to 40 percent

The size of the Ranch Fire has been reduced to 140 acres — a decrease from a previous estimate — while containment has improved to 40 percent, according to a Thursday morning update from Cal Fire.

The blaze, which is burning in El Dorado County southeast of Placerville, was reported just before 2 p.m. Wednesday. It forced mandatory evacuations as it grew to nearly 100 acres and threatened between 40 and 50 structures.

Neither Cal Fire nor the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office have reported any damage to structures and the mandatory evacuations were lifted Wednesday night. The fire was believed to be at 154 acres, but that estimate has since been reduced to 140 acres.

The following roadways, according to Cal Fire, remain closed: Omo Ranch Road between Mt. Aukum Road and Fair Play Road.

UPDATE

Mandatory evacuations lifted for Ranch Fire in El Dorado County

Mandatory evacuations for the Ranch Fire burning in El Dorado County were lifted Wednesday evening.

Voluntary evacuations remain in place, according to a Wednesday night update from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

“The evacuation shelter at Pioneer Park will remain open until 8 a.m. tomorrow morning.”

UPDATE

Ranch Fire grows to 154 acres in El Dorado County

A fire burning south of Placerville has grown to 154 acres, according to an update from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

In an update, the sheriff’s office said the Ranch Fire “is 154 acres and holding.” Containment is at 15 percent.

Mandatory evacuations remain in place and law Enforcement is patrolling all evacuated areas. Omo Ranch Road is now open, but all other road closures are still in place.

EARLIER POST

Fire burning in El Dorado County, mandatory evacuations in place

Firefighters are battling a 90-acre blaze in El Dorado County near Mount Aukum.

The Ranch Fire was reported just before 2 p.m. Wednesday. According to a 5 p.m. update from Cal Fire, the blaze had grown to 90 acres and was at 15 percent containment. It is burning southeast of Placerville near Mount Aukum.

Mandatory evacuations were ordered for Derby Lane, Derby Court, Coyote Ridge Road, Mystic Road, Floral Avenue, Rosewood Lane, Johnson Mine Road and North Mine Road. According to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, 40 to 50 structures are threatened but so far none have burned.

A total of 23 fire engines are assisting in the effort, according to Cal Fire.