Fire Shuts Down Highway 50 Near Placerville/Apple Hill

There’s a wildfire that jumped highway 50 near Placerville, and police have had to shut down the road until further notice.

By DAVID on September 20, 2018
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Sep 20, 2:46pm – Placerville CHP is reporting that there’s a wildfire that jumped the freeway just past Apple Hill if you’re heading out of town. The specific location is basically between Carson Rd and Ridgeway Dr. It’s the Cedar Grove/Camino area. Police and emergency responders have the freeway totally shut down, and nobody can get by except for emergency crews responding. There is a detour, but it’s a little out of the way, since it’s a winding route. Pleasant Valley Rd to Sly Park Rd.

We’ll keep you updated with more information as it comes in. But for now, if you can avoid the area, it’s highly recommended.

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