Craig Schmollinger

(530) 621-5518
Trailhead Fire Actively Burning in El Dorado County Craig Schmollinger (530) 621-5518 2016-06-30 CAO

Placerville, CA – On Tuesday June 28, 2016 a fire known as the “Trailhead Fire” started on the border of El Dorado County and Placer County near the Middle Fork of the American River and West of the community of Volcanoville. The trailhead fire is actively burning. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s office is responding and coordinating efforts with fire responders.

Up-to-date information on the current status of the fire can be obtained by logging on to the Sheriff’s blog at or the Sheriff’s Facebook page at

To help residents and concerned callers get up-to-date information on the fire, including current road closures and evacuation areas, the County has established a hotline with staff actively taking calls. The hotline is available at 530.642.7263. This phone number will be staffed from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday, and 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday until the fire has been contained (including the holiday on Monday July 4). Outside of these hours, callers are encouraged to call the Sheriff's non-emergency phone number at 530.621.6600

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