Updated 5:30 p.m.

Firefighters are battling a 75-acre wildfire near Highway 193 and Penobscot Road east of Cool, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

Cal Fire reported that as

of 5:45 p.m., the Country Fire was 20 percent contained and forward progress had been stopped.

Code Red evacuation orders had been issued for the following areas as of 2:50 p.m.:

  • South side of Sweetwater Trail from Cascade Trail to Highway 193
  • Cascade Trail, from Greenhorn Trail to Sweetwater Trail
  • Cascade Trail south side between Green horn trail to Sweetwater Trail
  • Secret Ravine Trail
  • Stoney Hill Court
  • Bald Eagle Court
  • Cattail Court
  • West side of Greenhorn Trail
  • Courageous Lane
  • Courageous Court
  • Pilgrim Court
  • Trillium Lane

5:45 pm
Forward Progress Stopped. 20% contained. Significant resources are still committed at scene.

— CAL FIRE AEU (@CALFIREAEU) September 4, 2019

CalFire requests the closure of Hwy 193 between Auburn Lake Trails Rd - Sliger Mine RdB due to Vegetation Fire,NO detoure at his time - no ETO. pic.twitter.com/aXl5RLit22

— Caltrans District 3 (@CaltransDist3) September 3, 2019

There is a voluntary evacuation notice for the Wild Lilac area.

An evacuation center is open at Cool Community Church on 863 Cave Valley Road.

Cal Fire reports that there have been two injuries.

This is a developing story. We will provide more information as it becomes available.

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