(PLACERVILLE, CA) – Wildfires continue to increase in frequency and intensity across California, resulting in
hundreds of thousands of acres burned and thousands of homes destroyed each year. Once again, El Dorado County is
experiencing a major wildfire as the Mosquito Fire burns in the American River Canyon and threatens communities and
Recognizing the ongoing threat from wildfire, El Dorado County and its partners are engaging in a coordinated
community-based wildfire resilience and vegetation management strategy that prioritizes and accelerates fire prevention
and hazardous fuels reduction activities, including:
These efforts are being coordinated with local fire districts, fire safe councils, resource conservation districts, CAL FIRE,
County Department of Transportation and other partners.
Over the course of the next several months, local fire safe councils will be hosting community meetings and contacting
landowners in the proposed project areas to share information and answer questions.
Information about the County’s Office of Wildfire Preparedness and Resilience can be found HERE.
Providing safe, healthy and vibrant communities; respecting our natural resources and historical heritage