Royal Fire in Placer County now at 200 acres, still 0% contained | News
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Royal Fire in Placer County now at 200 acres, still 0% contained | News

The Royal Fire burning in the Tahoe National Forest is currently 200 acres in size but has yet to be contained.

The Forest Service said the fire broke out late Sunday afternoon in Royal Gorge on the North Branch of the American River.

An evacuation warning remains in effect for the Cedars area.

Firefighters say “little progress has been made in containing the threat due to the extremely steep and difficult to access terrain.”

On Monday, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office helped rescue 13 hikers who were lost in the Royal Fire.

According to officers, the men are aged between 16 and 20 and were found by helicopter.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office said an evacuation notice had been issued for five homes on Soda Springs Road.

Evacuation Warning - Royal Fire

Soda Springs Road is closed for 1.25 miles south of its intersection with Serene Road to the intersection of Soda Springs Road and Forest Service Road 6001-35.

Tahoe National Forest issues fire area closure order.

The Forest Service says the fire was caused by a campfire that escaped from the camp, but says the matter is currently under investigation.

There is smoke in the photo. Signal Peak ALERT camera warning of California wildfires.

Even though the fire is visible from I-80, please do not report it.