Sacto 9-1-1
August 16, 2013
UPDATE: Fire near Diamond Springs reported contained at 100 acres, home burned

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reports that a wildfire in the Diamond Springs area has been contained after burning 100 acres, including one residence and multiple outbuildings.

As of 4:30 p.m., fire crews were mopping up hot spots, and area residents who had been advised to evacuate earlier in the afternoon were being allowed to return to their homes, said Teri Mizuhara, a spokeswoman for Calfire's Amador-El Droado Unit.

The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office reported evaucation of the Lake Oaks Mobile Home Park and along Patterson Road in Diamond Springs due to the fire, which started shortly before 2 p.m.

Calfire reported that the fire began in the area of Koki Lane and Pleasant Valley Road, near Union Mine High School.

Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. Tim Becker said people in the evacuation area were advised to go to the Firemen's Hall at 501 Main St. in Diamond Springs.

Placerville police sent out an email alert stating that students from Charles Brown Elementary School were being transported to Herbert Green Middle School, 3781 Forni Road, and parents were advised to pick them up there.

Mizuhara said fire crews will be going through the burned area to investigate the cause of the fire and assess the damage.

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