Evacuations prompted by El Dorado Co grass fire lifted

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 23, 2016 / comments

IMAGE: (July 22, 2016) Cal Fire.  Evacuations for people living near a 60-acre grass fire burning in El Dorado County were lifted Friday evening, Cal Fire said.

The blaze broke out sometime before 1:15 p.m. near Storksbill and Hound Hollow roads, south of Pilot Hill.

Forward progress of the grass fire has been stopped. The fire was 60 percent contained as of 6 p.m., Cal Fire said.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

No additional details have been released.