Large Swaths of El Dorado County are in High or Very High Fire Hazard Zones

[RYAN LILLIS, Sacramento Bee]

The most recent maps, adopted in 2007, show large swaths of El Dorado County are in high or very high hazard zones. Placerville is surrounded by ...

Another area of risk is in eastern Folsom, where open fields create an “opportunity for a large-scale fire to start and spread uncontrollably into developed areas or into the foothills of El Dorado Hills,” according to the report.

The state’s Cal Fire agency also maps fire hazard severity zones for California’s 58 counties. The most recent maps, adopted in 2007, show large swaths of El Dorado County are in high or very high hazard zones. Placerville is surrounded by very high hazard zones and the hillsides northeast of Folsom Lake are considered high and very high hazard ...

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