Highway 50 Closed near Camino Due to Fire, Evacuations Underway

CAMINO — Highway 50 was closed in both directions near Camino due to a fire, Caltrans said.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said evacuations were underway along 8 Mile Road in Camino, Crystal Springs Road, Superior Drive, Crystal Springs Court and Glenwood Drive.

An evacuation center has been set up at the Diamond Springs Fire Hall in Diamond Springs.

By 1:45 p.m., the fire had grown to 10 acres.

Lanes along Highway 50 began to reopen around 3 p.m., according to Caltrans. All evacuations north of Highway 50 were also lifted just before 3 p.m.

It was not immediately known what started the fire.