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Cal Fire announced Monday night that all roads have reopened after a grass fire burned 15 acres near Cameron Park.
“Crews did a great job mopping up hot spots and smoldering stump holes today,
increasing containment to 95%,” Cal Fire said in their update.
Fire officials said they will continue to patrol the fire Monday evening to check for any lingering smoke.
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EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — Cal Fire says a part of Highway 50 near Cameron Park is closed due to a grass fire.
Fire crews are battling a 5-acre fire between Durock Road and Highway 50.
Durock Road is closed to traffic and one of the eastbound lanes on the highway is between the Cameron Park Drive and Ponderosa Road exits.
Cal Fire has issued evacuation orders for people between the area of north Durock Road and U.S. Highway 50.
Firefighters say the fire is at 25% containment and has burned about 10 acres.
According to Cal Fire, the fire was sparked by a vehicle driving on eastbound on the highway.