Two fires burn in Eldorado National Forest driven by strong winds

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EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — Firefighters have been battling two fires in the Eldorado National Forest amid Tuesday’s strong winds.

Just before 6 p.m., forest officials said the Cold Fire off Mormon Emigrant Trail had burned nearly 30 acres.

The California Highway Patrol said the trail has been closed at Sly Park Road and is asking people to avoid the area, which is south of Highway 50.

Officials say a dozer line was established around a fire burning across the highway, north of Union Valley Reservoir.

By 5 p.m., the Union Fire was contained at 22.5 acres.

This story is developing. Check back for more updates.

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