Sat. Dec 9th, 2023

GARDEN VALLEY (CBS13) — A vegetation fire prompted mandatory evacuations in El Dorado County Monday evening.

The Murphy Fire started near Mt. Murphy Road and Johntown Creek Road in Garden Valley just before 6 p.m.

Cal Fire says the fire has grown to 8-10 acres and is burning at a moderate rate of spread. There are structures threatened and mandatory evacuations are underway on Johntown Creek Rd., Johntown Creek Ct. and Lazy Brook Trail. Road closure in place at Johntown Creek Rd and Chrysler Cir.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 


By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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