Authorities say structures were threatened after the so-called Coloma Fire broke containment lines near Placerville on Tuesday.
The fire ignited in heavy brush near Quartz Mountain Drive, in the area of the Gold Bug Park & Mine, on the northside of Placerville in El Dorado County. Initially, fire crews said they stopped forward progress on the fire at about an acre in size. Crews warned that they’d be in the area for several hours to mop up hot spots on the fire. Then just after 1 p.m., firefighters said the fire “spotted out of the wet line” and is now threatening structures in the area. No evacuation orders were issued.
Crews with Cal Fire and the El Dorado County Fire Protection District are battling the Coloma Fire. Just after 2 p.m., officials said crews are making good progress in containing the fire, with the help of additional air and ground assets.