Photo courtesy of Cal Fire spokesperson Daniel Berlant
Home destroyed by Empire Fire in Georgetown. Photo courtesy of Cal Fire spokesperson Daniel Berlant
GEORGETOWN, CA - Dozens of homes were evacuated Saturday as a 38-acre grassfire moved toward subdivisions in south Georgetown.
The fire, also known as the Empire Fire, started around 3 p.m. near Empire Creek Circle, Cal Fire spokesperson Daniel Berlant said.
About 80 homes were threatened and evacuated, Berlant said. Homes in the Empire Creek and Rolling Hills subdivisions were evacuated by the El Dorado County Sheriff's Department. Greenwood Road is closed to the public.
The fire destroyed one home and another structure. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.
Berlant said crews were moving fast or the fire ran out of fuel.
Crews fully contained the fire Sunday around noon.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.