A northern California wildfire continues to grow, despite firefighters' best efforts. The so-called King Fire reached more than 82,000 acres Sunday and was 17 percent contained.
KXAN-TV Austin, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 01:48 PM
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
An Ironman competitor took to Lake Tahoe's waters Sunday morning. Despite the race's cancelation, many tri-athletes took a swim in the lake Sunday morning, and many cyclists were on the road as well.
Tahoe Daily Tribune, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 01:59 PM
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
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
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