Monday, July 30, 2007

Close call on the Palmer Fire

A helicopter from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection prepares to drop water on the Palmer Fire. The fire, which burned around 20 acres in the dry chaparral between Cameron Park and Shingle Springs this afternoon, forced the evacuation of 150 homes. In the end, no homes burned.

Engine 285 from the El Dorado Hills Fire Department passes backed up eastbound traffic on U.S. 50. At this point the fire had been burning for about 60 minutes. I took this photograph from the Cambridge Drive overpass on Highway 50 while my wife was at the dentist.

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