Fork Fire Info, Mosquito Bridge Update, Forest Closures

El Dorado County

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Fork Fire
Fork Fire Map

Fork Fire Information: (530) 303-2455
El Dorado County Sheriff's Office, (530) 213-3899 (evacuation information)
Forest Service site:

The agency in charge is the El Dorado National Forest (EDNF). As of 11:30am on 9/9/20 acreage burned is 2,500 acres. 

El Dorado County Sheriff's office recommends signing up for the Code Red program which will notify you regarding evacuations in your area. Currently MANDATORY evacuations are in place for the Volcanoville and Quintette communities. 

Learn more about CodeRED here:

To register your home phone, cell phone, and/or email address go to:

If you can not register online, call 530-621-5895 and speak with a communications specialists to complete your registration over the telephone.

Evacuees are currently being assisted with housing at the Cool Community Church. Pastor Drew reports that El Dorado County staff has been wonderful to work with and appreciates everyone’s concerns for the evacuees. At this time he does not have a need for donations as the Red Cross and County staff have been providing assistance to evacuees. However, he will reach out to the community if needed.

PG&E has a PSPS charging station set up in the northwest corner of the Buffalo Hill Center by MarVal. There are handicap facilitated restrooms, handwashing stations as well as hand sanitizer, water and snacks available. They ask you to be respectful of social distancing and wear a mask.
Open until 10pm tonight, Wednesday, 9/9/20
Reopen at 8am, Thursday, 9/10/20.
Additional hours will be revisited and determined midday on 9/10/20

News Release is here:

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New Mosquito Bridge Status


The Department of Transportation (Transportation) received federal funds from the Federal Highway Association Highway Bridge Program to replace the existing Mosquito Road Bridge (Project). The purpose of the Project is to replace the existing bridge with a functional bridge that meets current design and safety standards. The Project continues to progress through the design phase, right of way, and moving toward preparation for construction.

The federal program requires the County to enter into a High Cost Project Agreement (Agreement) for authorization of construction funds. This Agreement outlines the use of County funds until reimbursements are received.

Funding for the Project is included in Transportation’s 2020 Capital Improvement Program, which was approved by the Board on June 9, 2020, Legistar 20-0675, Item 54 and consists of 100% HBP Federal funds. The construction phase of the Project is anticipated to be Advance Construction funded through various local funding sources over the multi-year Project and will be outlined in the request for authorization of advertisement of this phase in a future Board item.

The Agreement should come before the Board within the next month. Our office will send an update when we have confirmation of the Board meeting date.

For current information on this project go to:
Email your comments to the Clerk of the Board at File #20-0914 Mosquito Bridge 


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Forest Service Temporarily Closes All National Forests in California
National Forest

Due to unprecedented and historic fire conditions throughout the state, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing a temporary closure of an additional ten National Forests, meaning all eighteen National Forests in California are now closed. The closure of the additional ten forests will be effective at 5:00 pm today. These additional forests include the Eldorado National Forest, Klamath National Forest, Lassen National Forest, Mendocino National Forest, Modoc National Forest, Six Rivers National Forest, Plumas National Forest, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Tahoe National Forest, and Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. This decision will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change.


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