As the massive King Fire consumed nearly 130 square miles of Sierra terrain, smoke forced the cancellation of a popular Lake Tahoe sporting event and worsened air quality over a large swath of foothills. Early Sunday morning, Ironman Lake Tahoe officials announced the cancellation of the grueling event, disappointing the 3,000 athletes assembled to compete.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper, Sun, Sep 21 2014 @ 09:07 PM
13 near the small community of Pollock Pines , east of Placerville and north of Highway 50. It advanced north through sparsely populated Eldorado National Forest. As of Sunday morning, the fire had burned 82,000 acres in El Dorado and Placer counties.
SFGate, Sun, Sep 21 2014 @ 11:28 AM
Mike, and Trish Kirk with their son James posted a sign on Foresthill Road thanking the firefighter for their work fighting the King fire Sunday September 21, 2014 in Foresthill. The King fire grew 5,000 acres overnight as it continued to send smoke into mountain communities, including as low as Auburn.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 11:27 AM
Placer County issued a poor air quality advisory Saturday, because of smoke coming in from the King Fire. The county urged people to avoid being outdoors for long periods of time until the air quality improves.
KTXL-TV Sacramento, Sun, Sep 21 2014 @ 02:50 AM
Anyone racing the 2014 Lake Tahoe full and half Ironman triathlon for the first time, repeat of 2013 or for redemption of a DNF from 2013 will have to wait another year for their chance. The 2014 event scheduled for Sunday, September 21, 2014, was cancelled the morning of the race due to poor air quality from nearby King Fire wildfire burning out of control.
Examiner.com, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 01:14 AM
POLLOCK PINES, Calif. - Light rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters makes advances Sunday against a huge Northern California wildfire that has destroyed nearly three dozen structures.
USA Today, Sun, Sep 21 2014 @ 09:02 PM
The Sacramento Region Community Foundation has established the King Fire Fund to support the approximately 3,000 residents affected by the wildfire in El Dorado and Placer counties. Checks may be mailed or delivered to SRCF/King Fire Fund, 955 University Ave., Suite A, Sacramento 95825.
The Fresno Bee, Sun, Sep 21 2014 @ 01:39 AM