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Rains have King fire teams in mop-up mode; mudslides possible
Rains have King fire teams in mop-up mode; mudslides possible

Heavy rains throughout the weekend have helped firefighters tamp down the King Fire in the El Dorado National Forest, but the damp conditions have also sparked fear of mudslides. The fire which has burned through more than 97,000 acres while emitting a smoke plume visible in neighboring states, was 87% contained on Sunday morning. Intermittent rains over the last few weeks have helped prevent the fire's spread, but slippery conditions have also forced firefighters to pull back their trucks and inhibited access to the fire. "The rain is good for us in one way, and bad in another," said Jerry Rohnert, a Cal Fire information officer. Rohnert could not say when...

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