the republic logo

Forest Service re-opens some recreation areas closed by massive Northern California wildfire

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

POLLOCK PINES, California — The U.S Forest Service has re-opened some wilderness areas that were closed because of a massive wildfire in Sierra Nevada foothills.

Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree says the Rubicon Trail, Wrights Lake and Desolation Wilderness are among the recreation areas that opened Tuesday. She plans to open more of the Eldorado National Forest soon.

Those areas were closed for two weeks while firefighters battled the King Fire east of Sacramento in El Dorado County.

Fire officials say the King Fire burned more than 150 square miles, destroyed a dozen homes and forced thousands to evacuate their homes. On Tuesday, it was 92 percent contained, with more than 3,000 firefighters still working to tame the blaze.

A man charged with starting the fire, Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, pleaded not guilty to arson.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.