Fire near Georgetown Prompts Evacuations
EL DORADO COUNTY -- A fire in El Dorado County near the edge of Placer County led to an evacuation order Tuesday afternoon. The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office says the 90-acre Sliger Fire is burning near Sliger Mine Road and Mimosa Lane. It was 40 percent contained by Wednesday night. Tackling an opponent like the Sliger Fire put crews from Cal Fire, the U.S. Forest Service and several local departments on dozens of El Dorado County's tiny, winding roads.