Kyburz Residents Evacuated Due to Rain Storms

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, October 18, 2004
The residents of the town of Kyburz had just returned to their homes Friday following fires last week in the El Dorado National Forest that stripped thousands of acres of trees and vegetation. But yesterday officials re-evacuated most of the residents in the area when a rainstorm threatened to create dangerous mudslides at nearby ravines according to Sergeant Martin Hackett of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department. HACKETT :10—The rain will fall, hit the ground and run down just like concrete. We handed out 200 evacuation notices. Twelve residents decided to stay against our warnings. Officials say depending on the weather it could be another few days before the residents are able to return home. The fires and subsequent rain have forced the closing of a portion of Highway 50 between Sacramento and the Lake Tahoe Region. Bob Hensley KXJZ News.