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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/13/2021 01:33 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/13/2021 01:33 PM
Expires: 01/01/2026 12:00 AM
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Caldor Fire Reaches 67% Containment, Heat Map Getting Colder, Eyes Turn to Getting 50 & 88 Opened Back Up

South Lake Tahoe, CA...East Zone Situation Summary: Winds along the ridges remained out of the southwest with gusts around 25 mph in the evening becoming southerly with gusts around 15 mph by the morning. Winds over the majority of the fire area become downslope as the sun sets with speeds around 3 to 5 mph. Overnight, the structure group located in Christmas Valley and Division AA continued to patrol, backhaul all unneeded supplies and remained available for calls for service. Division QQ patrolled and suppressed hot spots within the current footprint and mopped up to the degree it was safe to do so. Division PP worked through the night plumbing 2000 feet of hose line.





Today we anticipate warmer weather and dry conditions with afternoon gusts around 25 mph. Crews will be spiking out to Convict Meadows continuing operations in the area for the next few days. Liberty, PG&E and Cal Trans will continue to work in the area of Echo Summit. Crews will continue to patrol and mop up off highway 50 around Echo Summit and Strawberry.

West Zone Situation Summary: The fire remained active overnight as large diameter dead and downed trees continued to smolder, burn, and creep away from control lines. Firefighters will work diligently as more warm weather, southwest winds, and low humidity are expected over the next few operational periods. Crews will continue work along the northeast and southern edge of the fire perimeter mopping up and building more control line. Damage inspections is complete with 3,356 structures assessed.

To better provide public and firefighter safety due to extreme fire conditions throughout Northern California, and strained firefighter resources throughout the country, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing a temporary closure of all National Forests in California. The closure order can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/USFSClosure.



Evacuation Zone Map





Amador County Evacuations

 

Amador County Evacuation Orders:
  • Zone 4A- South of Highway 88 along the Amador-El Dorado County line from Dufrene Road, north of the line due East from Dufrene Road to the Amador -Alpine County line, West of the line due South from Highway 88 to the East end of Salt Springs Reservoir.
  • Zone 5A- South of Highway 88 along the Amador-El Dorado County line, north of the line due East from Dufrene Road to the Amador - Alpine County Line, East of the line due South from Highway 88 to the East end of Salt Springs Reservoir, West of the Amador - Alpine County line.
Amador County Evacuation Warnings:
  • Zone 4B- South of Dufrene Road due East to the Amador-Alpine County line, North of the Amador - Calaveras County Line, West of Panther Creek Road, East of the line due South from Highway 88 to the East end of the Salt Springs Reservoir.
  • Zone 5B- South of Dufrene Road due East to the Amador-Alpine County line, North of the Amador - Calaveras County line, West of the Amador - Alpine County line, East of the line due South from Highway 88 to the East end of the Salt Springs Reservoir.
 



El Dorado County Evacuations

 

El Dorado County Evacuation Orders:
  • CALDOR - East of North South Road, West of Service Road 09N78A, North of the Middle Fork of the Cosumnes River, South of Caldor
  • CAPLES CREEK - This section is south of Highway 50 east of Kyburz up to 41 Milestone Tract and south all the way to Highway 88 between 1 mile east of Mormon Immigrant Trail up to Caples Lake following the county line.
  • CRYSTAL BASIN B - North of Highway 50, east of Ice House Road to Wrights Lake Road up to the Placer County Line to include Ice House Reservoir, Wrights Lake, and Loon Lake.
  • DESOLATION - This section extends south of the Placer County line in the area of the Rubicon Trail between Spider Lake and Sourdough Hill and extends south into Desolation Wilderness all the way to Highway 50 to include the areas of Rockbound Lake, Rubicon Reservoir, Highland Lake, Horseshoe Lake, Schmidell Lake and Twin Lakes south to Highway 50 between Wrights Lake Road and Twin Bridges. The eastern edge of this area is in line with Clyde Lake and Pyramid Lake.
  • DESOLATION EAST - The area north of Echo Lake, following the Desolation Wilderness north staying west of Fallen Leaf Lake, Cascade Lake, and Emerald Bay up to the Placer County Line
  • DESOLATION NORTH - This is the area of Desolation Wilderness south of the Placer County Line extending to Emerald Bay, but staying within Desolation Wilderness.
  • GRIZZLY FLAT PROPER - The communities of Grizzly Flats and Blue Mountain remain Closed. South of the intersection of Cosumnes Mine Road and Sciaroni Road, North and East of the intersection of Grizzly Flat Road and Steely Road, West of the intersection of Capps Crossing Road and Cypress Point Drive.
  • HEAVENLY - East of Pioneer Trail between Larch and Al Tahoe, to include the area of Heavenly Ski Resort out to the Alpine County Line and the Nevada State line on the east.
  • HELL HOLE - Northeast of Highway 89, west of the Alpine County line, and south of Tahoe Paradise Golf Course.
  • MET TO HWY 88 - South of Mormon Emigrant Trail to Highway 88. West on Highway 88 to Hams Station.
  • NORTH ECHO - North of Highway 50 between Twin Bridges and Echo Summit, extending to the north just past Upper Echo Lake
  • SOUTH ECHO - South of Highway 50 starting at Camp Sacramento to the top of Echo Summit then proceeding due south to the Alpine County Line.
  • TRIMMER - The area east of Pioneer Trail to the Alpine County Line stopping south of Heavenly Ski Resort, excluding all residences off of Pioneer Trail.
  • US 50 SOUTH TO KYBURZ - South of Highway 50 from Ice House Road to Silver Fork Road, to include the community of Kyburz. East of Mormon Emigrant Trail to Highway 88.
El Dorado County Evacuation Warnings:
  • CRYSTAL BASIN A - West of Ice House Road from the Placer County Line, south to Highway 50 and east of Junction Reservoir.
  • CHRISTMAS VALLEY - All residences accessed from Highway 89 south of Highway 50 in Meyers through Christmas Valley and including all of South Upper Truckee.
  • FALLEN LEAF B - The area of Fallen Leaf Lake, Angora Lake, and the residences on Tahoe Mountain, extending west to the border of Desolation Wilderness, south of Highway 89.
  • GREATER GRIZZLY EAST - South of Mormon Emigrant Trail, West of North South Road, North of Omo Ranch Road, East of the intersection of Omo Ranch and Slug Gulch Road, South of the Community of Blue Mountain, East of the intersection of Capps Crossing Road and Cypress Point Road.
  • HAPPY VALLEY - All properties accessed from Happy Valley Road.
  • MEYERS - All residences in Meyers north of Highway 89 and east of Highway 50 to include all streets accessed from Apache, Mandan, following Pioneer Trail northeast just past Elks Club.
  • PI PI - East of North South Road from Omo Ranch to Cat Creek and east to Highway 88 1 mile east of Omo Ranch Road.
  • PIONEER - All homes accessed from both sides of Pioneer Trail from the city limits starting at Al Tahoe Blvd and moving west stopping before Elks Club.
  • SOUTHEAST POLLOCK - South of Highway 50 east of Sly Park Road, west of Ice House Road, North of MET.
  • WASHOE MEADOWS / NORTH UPPER TRUCKEE - All streets accessed from North Upper Truckee Road which is north of Highway 50 stopping at Sawmill and Lake Tahoe Blvd on the north side. This includes all residences on Sawmill and the residences to the west of Highway 50 in Meyers to include Country Club, Bakersfield, East S and Hopi.
  • THE FOLLOWING STREETS IN EL DORADO COUNTY - Grizzly Flat Road between Steely Ridge Road and Blue Mountain Road. Cosumnes Mine Road between String Canyon Road and the North Fork of the Cosumnes River. String Canyon Road between Grizzly Flat Road and Eagle Hill Road.
 



Alpine County Evacuations

 

Evacuation Order:
  • ZONE 19 - Highway 88 at Forestdale Road. West of Forestdale Road & south to the Pacific Crest Trail Crossing. West of the Pacific Crest Trail to the Summit City Canyon Trail. West of Summit City Canyon Trail & south to the El Dorado / Stanislaus National Forest Line. El Dorado/Stanislaus National Forest Line west to the Alpine/Amador Co. line.
  • ZONE 20 - Highway 89 south, from Luther Pass Road to the Pickets Junction (Highway 88). West on Hwy 88 to Kirkwood. South to include Kirkwood Ski Resort & Caples Lake.
Evacuation Warning:
  • ZONE 21A - The area from Pickett’s Junction, north on Highway 89 the Alpine/El Dorado County line. Northeast to along the Alpine/El Dorado County line to Armstrong Ridge. Southeast along Armstrong Ridge to Horse Thief. Southwest along Horse Thief Canyon to Pickett’s Junction.
  • ZONE 22A - The area from Armstrong Ridge at the Alpine/El Dorado County line, northeast to the California/Nevada State line. Southeast along the Alpine County line to Fay-Luther Canyon. Southwest along Fay-Luther Canyon to the Horse Thief Canyon to Armstrong Ridge. Northwest on Armstrong Ridge to the Alpine/El Dorado Co. line.
  • ZONE 23 - East of Forestdale Road and south to the Pacific Crest Trail Crossing. East of the Pacific Crest Trail to the Summit City Canyon Trail. East of Summit City Canyon Trail and south to the El Dorado / Stanislaus National Forest Line. El Dorado /Stanislaus National Forest Line east to the northern lake edge of Upper Blue Lakes. North of the North-west Lake edge of Upper Blue Lake to the southern aspect of Hawkins Peak and to Woodford’s junction. South of Highway 88 at Woodfords Junction to Forestdale Road.
 



Road Closures

 

AMADOR COUNTY

Road Closures:
  • Highway 88 is closed between Peddlers Ridge and the Highway 88/89 interchange.
 



Evacuation Shelters

 

EL DORADO COUNTY SHELTERS
  • Rolling Hills Church800 White Rock Road

    El Dorado Hills, CA
  • Reno-Sparks Convention Center4590 South Virginia Street, Reno
NEVADA STATE SHELTERS
  • Reno-Sparks Convention Center4590 South Virginia Street, Reno
 



Animal Evacuation Centers

 

EL DORADO COUNTY
  • El Dorado County Animal Services (small animals)6435 Capitol Ave.

    Diamond Springs, CA

    For animal evacuation questions or assistance call (530) 621-5795
  • Saureel Vineyards (large animals) (FULL)1140 Cold Springs Road

    Placerville, CA

    (530) 621-5795
NEVADA
  • East to West Grooming1368 Hwy 395, Unit B1, Gardnerville, NV

    - (Small Animals Only)
  • Washoe County Animal Services2825 Longley Ln, Ste A Reno, NV
  • Douglas County Fairgrounds- (Livestock)920 Dump Road, Gardnerville, NV

    775-782-9061
  • Douglas County Animal Services921 Dump Rd. Gardnerville, NV

    - (Small Animals Only)
 




Damages and Losses

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities

81 Structures Damaged

Residential, Commercial and Other



1,003 Structures Destroyed

Residential, Commercial and Other



5 Injuries

Confirmed Fire Personnel and Civilian Injuries




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Contact Information
Information Line
530-303-2455
Media Contact
530-806-3212
Agency Information
El Dorado National Forest
100 Forni Road Placerville California 95667
530-303-2455
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7801/
El Dorado County Sheriff's Office
(530) 621-5655
https://www.edcgov.us/Government/sheriff/
Pioneer Fire District
(530) 620-4444
http://pioneerfire.org/
Cooperating Agencies: El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, Sierra Pacific Industries, Pioneer FD, PG&E, CHP, El Dorado Irrigation District, El Dorado County, Grizzly Flats Community Service District, SMUD, Amador County Sheriff’s Office, AT&T, Georgetown FD, CALTRANS, Indian Diggins School District, El Dorado County FD, Grizzly Flats Water District, Volcano Telephone, Placerville FD, El Dorado County DOT, Mosquito FD, Garden Valley FD, Cal OES Fire, El Dorado County EMSA, El Dorado County Office of Education, Marshall Medical Center, Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians FD, State Water Resources Control Board, KAMPS, El Dorado County Department of Agriculture, Barton Health, CAL EPA, Lake Valley Fire District, and Verizon

Resources Assigned

CAL FIRE owns and operates over 3,000 fire and emergency response and resource protection vehicles. In support of its ground forces, the CAL FIRE emergency response air program includes 23 Grumman S-2T 1,200 gallon airtankers, 12 UH-1H Super Huey helicopters, and 16 OV-10A airtactical. From 13 air attack and 10 helitack bases located statewide, aircraft can reach most fires within 20 minutes.


 

43 Helicopters

 

 

236 Engines

 

 

34 Dozers

 

 

70 Water Tenders

 

 

3,771 Personnel

 


52 Crews






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