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12 min ago | In El Dorado County

EDC News Roundup for July 30, 2014

Sand Sweep-up in Progress -- C.G. Di Arie Winery Fire Update -- Red Hawk Casino Feeds the Fire victims -- Local Church Hosts "Sand Fire Extinguished!" event & debriefing -- Many homes lost because of lack of Defensible Space -- Property damaged in Sand fire eligible for property tax relief -- Lava Cap winery couple expands with smoke-filled Amador ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fire, El Dorado, CA, Placerville, CA

4 hrs ago | In El Dorado County

Police ask for help as Illegal Transient Camp Sparks Fire on Bike Trail

The fire was located just south of the bike path, west of Schnell School Rd and grew rapidly in the dry, dense vegetation.

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Related Topix: Placerville, CA

5 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Fire sparked by transient camp inspires increased bike path patrols

A fire along the El Dorado Trail has prompted police to increase patrols and crack down on illegal camps along the bike path.

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Related Topix: Placerville, CA

9 hrs ago | In El Dorado County

Sen. Ted Gaines asks for El Dorado County to be declare an emergency disaster area

Senator Ted Gaines yesterday sent the following letter to Gov.Jerry Brown to request that he issue an emergency proclamation designating portions of Amador and El Dorado Counties as disaster areas as a result of the devastating Sand Fire.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News

13 hrs ago | In El Dorado County

Political Commentary - El Dorado County Sup D2 Race Update: Nutting...

Vern Pierson may choose to lay low coming off of yet another embarrassing shellacking in an appellate court.

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17 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Fire near Yosemite turns up heat on California wildfire season

Cal Fire crew members mop up embers of the Sand Fire in the rugged foothills of El Dorado county near Plymouth, Calif., on Monday, July 28, 2014, 2014.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Plymouth, CA, California, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Property damaged in Sand fire eligible for property tax relief

Residents who suffered property damage in the Sand fire are eligible for immediate property tax relief, according to the El Dorado County Assessor's Office.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune

Injured hiker rescued at Lake Tahoe

A 29-year-old woman who got lost off-trail and injured her leg east of Jake's Peak, several miles from Emerald Bay Road and Eagle Falls trailhead, was rescued early Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Rescue, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

AM Sacramento: What you need to know for Tuesday

Cal Fire crew members mop up embers of the Sand Fire in the rugged foothills of El Dorado county near Plymouth, Calif., on Monday, July 28, 2014, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Plymouth, CA, Weather

In El Dorado County

Tuesday Sand Fire Update: Sand Sweep-up in Progress

PLACERVILLE CA After days of hard work and cooperative weather the firefighters have gained the upper hand in the Sand fire which is 75% contained on the Middle Fork of the Cosumnes river outside of the isolated community of Outingdale.

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Related Topix: Fire, Placerville, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Winery switch: Owners of Amador Foothill sell to Lava Cap winery couple

Amador Foothill Winery, a key player in the revival of the Sierra foothills wine trade, is switching hands from one pioneer winemaking couple to another.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Amador County, CA, Sonoma County, CA, Davis, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Editorial: From the ashes of the Sand fire, volunteers rise to help out neighbors

One of America's most enduring and admirable qualities is volunteerism. That quality has been on impressive display during the Sand fire.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Amador County, CA, Opinion

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Some Sand Fire evacuation orders lifted

On Monday, Cal Fire announced additional cancellations and reductions to evacuation orders for the Sand Fire burning in El Dorado and Amador counties.

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Related Topix: Amador County, CA

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Sand Fire now 65 percent contained

FLAMES ARE THREATENING 500 STRUCTURES. 1200 PEOPLE ARE EVACUATED. HERE IS A BETTER IDEA OF WHERE THE FIRE IS FORMING.

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Examiner.com

Sand Fire air support grounded for man flying drone to 'check out the fire'

Aerial footage of the Sand Fire, shot by drone several miles away and in the evening after air support was ended.

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Related Topix: Fire, Amador County, CA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Plymouth, CA

Village Life

Neighborhood Fire Safe Council makes strides

Members of the Lakehills Fire Safe Council stand next to the recently installed sign on Francisco Drive.

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Related Topix: Fire, Nigel Bennett, El Dorado Hills, CA

SFGate

Yosemite fire spreads - camps, Hwy. 120 closed

A City of Folsom firefighter moves through burned trees and ash not far from the origin of the Sand Fire near the Cosumnes River in Amador County on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Plymouth, Calif.

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Related Topix: Fire, Amador County, CA, Plymouth, CA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Crews increase containment on California wildfire

Fire officials are optimistic they may soon have the upper hand on a wildfire burning near vineyards in Northern California that has led to evacuation orders for more about 1,200 people.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Amador County, CA, Earthquake, Geology, Science

In El Dorado County

Emergency Animal Shelter for all animals EXCEPT horses

PAWED's president is working directly with EDC Animal Services staff on logistics and provision of current information.

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Related Topix: Placerville, CA, Rescue, CA, Shingle Springs, CA

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Crews make progress against Sand Fire

YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE SAN FIRE. TONIGHT , A MUCH DIFFERENT SITE FROM THE AIR AS SCREWS MAY PROGRESS ON IT.

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