Firefighters Forced to Deploy Shelter in King Fire

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Firefighters trying to save structures in the King Fire

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A team of firefighters had to deploy their shelters while fighting the King Fire Monday afternoon near Pollock Pines.

Cal Fire says one of their captains and an inmate crew had to use their shelters for protection from the fire around 1 p.m.

All personnel have been accounted for, and there are no reported injuries at this time.

The King Fire is almost 4,000 acres, and is threatening around 500 homes. Cal Fire says they have more than 800 firefighters battling the King Fire. It is burning in rugged terrain, making it difficult for firefighters to reach.

FOX40 has a photogallery showing the extent of the King Fire and the battle to contain it.

The Pollock Pines Elementary School District will be closed again Tuesday because of the ongoing firefighting efforts near schools.

Below is a video showing what a Cal Fire shelter looks like and how they are deployed. The video is from a training session Cal Fire did with the California National Guard in 2012.


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