Some Caldor Fire Evacuation Orders Downgraded and Evacuation Warnings Lifted as of August 30, 3:26pm on Western Edge

Some Caldor Fire Evacuation Orders Downgraded and Evacuation Warnings Lifted as of August 30, 3:26pm on Western Edge

Grizzly Flats, CA…Caldor Status Updates as Evacuation Orders Downgraded and Evacuation Warnings Lifted (August 30, 3:26PM). Effective Immediately El Dorado County and Amador County. The following Evacuation Orders have been downgraded to Evacuation Warnings in El Dorado County: Pipi – East of North South Road from Omo Ranch to Cat Creek and east to Highway […]

Evacuation Orders Hit Alpine County Again as They Recover from the Tamarack Fire

Evacuation Orders Hit Alpine County Again as They Recover from the Tamarack Fire

Markleeville, CA…The latest from the Caldor Fire as portions of Alpine County are now under mandatory evacuations. Highway 89 south from Luther Pass Road to Pickett’s Junction, (Highway 88) West on Highway 88 to Kirkwood. This includes Kirkwood resort and Caples Lake. Click below for interactive information… Evacuation Warning: Highway 88 at Forestdale Road. West […]

Time to Go SLT as All of South Lake Tahoe Now Under Mandatory Evacuation Orders

Time to Go SLT as All of South Lake Tahoe Now Under Mandatory Evacuation Orders

South Lake Tahoe, CA…As of August 30, 2021 11:00 a.m. an Update to Evacuation Orders. Effective Immediately. El Dorado County Evacuation Order: El Dorado County: 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 […]

Most of South Lake Now Under Caldor Fire Evacuation Orders or Warnings

Most of South Lake Now Under Caldor Fire Evacuation Orders or Warnings

South Lake Tahoe, CA…California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Update to Evacuation Orders. Effective Immediately! Click on the map below for details. El Dorado County Evacuation Order: El Dorado County Tahoma • The section from Emerald Bay north to the Placer county line in Tahoma, extending west to the border of Desolation Wilderness. Fallen […]

Highway 88 is Closed Between Omo Ranch Rd. & Highway 88/89 Interchange Due to Caldor Fire

Highway 88 is Closed Between Omo Ranch Rd. & Highway 88/89 Interchange Due to Caldor Fire

Grizzly Flats, CA…Highway 88 is closed between Omo Ranch Rd. and the Highway 88/89 interchange. Evacuation Order: Amador County South of Highway 88 along the Amador/El Dorado County line from Dufrene Road, due east to the Amador/Alpine County line and from the Amador/Alpine County line north to Hwy 88. Shelter Info • Our Red Cross […]

Caldor Fire Now 156,515 Acres, Heat Maps Reach Twin Bridges & Edging Closer to Kirkwood Area

Caldor Fire Now 156,515 Acres, Heat Maps Reach Twin Bridges & Edging Closer to Kirkwood Area

Grizzly Flats, CA…Fire activity was limited overnight due to the inversion layer settling in, these fire conditions allowed crews to engage the fire directly. Short-range spotting and group touching continue with the most active fire activity present in the Northeast and Western sections of the fire. Steep terrain, ash pits, and fire weakened trees continue […]

Caldor Fire Burns to 152,545 Acres, 19% Contained, 652 Structures Burned & 4 Injuries

Caldor Fire Burns to 152,545 Acres, 19% Contained, 652 Structures Burned & 4 Injuries

Grizzzly Flats, CA…The overnight inversion layer was present until 2:00 p.m. which decreased fire spread, spotting, and visibility well into today’s firefighting operations. As the inversion lifted erratic winds and low humidity increased fire activity with ember casts of up to half a mile. Steep terrain, ash pits and fire weakened trees continue to pose […]

Update to Caldor Fire’s Eldorado County Evacuation Orders, Warnings, and Road Closures

Update to Caldor Fire’s Eldorado County Evacuation Orders, Warnings, and Road Closures

Grizzly Flats, CA…Update to Evacuation Orders, Warnings, and Road Closures. Effective Immediately, El Dorado County Evacuation Routes: Residents evacuating the area should exit Westbound on Pleasant Valley Road or Northwest on Bucks Bar Road. Evacuation Order: El Dorado County Pleasant Valley Road and all intersecting roads extending south from Newtown Road to the intersection of […]

Caldor Fire Now 143,951 Acres, 12% Contained, 2,897 Personnel, 650 Structures Destroyed as it Burns Towards Tahoe

Caldor Fire Now 143,951 Acres, 12% Contained, 2,897 Personnel, 650 Structures Destroyed as it Burns Towards Tahoe

Grizzly Flats, CA…The Northeast areas of the fire remained the most active overnight due to poor humidity recovery. The fire experienced short-range spotting that aligned with nighttime flow patterns producing several new ignitions within the control lines. Additionally, passive crown fires were common in the Northeastern, and Eastern areas of the incident. Critical fuel conditions, […]

Stolen Toyota Corolla Recovered by Jackson Police

Stolen Toyota Corolla Recovered by Jackson Police

Jackson, CA…On 08/18/2021 at approximately 1933 hours, the Jackson Police Department was dispatched to the area of Jackson Gate Road/Teresa’s, to a reported theft of motor vehicle that just occurred. The responding Sergeant was flagged down by a female, Gina and front passenger Leland Ruddock. Leland reported he was outside of his vehicle talking to […]

Foothill Conservancy Welcomes New Executive Director

Foothill Conservancy Welcomes New Executive Director

Jackson, CA…Megan Fiske has been named the Foothill Conservancy’s new executive director, effective immediately. She brings with her over a decade’s experience working in the Sierra Nevada with both environmental nonprofits and the U.S. Forest Service. “Megan is a significant addition to the Foothill Conservancy staff,” Foothill Conservancy Board President Marta Johnson said. “Her environmental […]

Mokelumne River Cleanup on September 18th!

Mokelumne River Cleanup on September 18th!

Amador County, CA…Foothill Conservancy invites everyone to join in the 2021 Mokelumne River Cleanup on Saturday, September 18, from 9 a.m. until noon. The event will focus on the Mokelumne Electra Run south of Jackson, the most popular section of the river. The annual, family-friendly event gives people an opportunity to protect the Mokelumne’s water […]

Caldor Fire Evacuations Spread to Alpine County & Closer to Tahoe, Hwy 50 Closure Moved to Meyers

Caldor Fire Evacuations Spread to Alpine County & Closer to Tahoe, Hwy 50 Closure Moved to Meyers

Grizzly Flats, CA…Update to Evacuation Orders, Warnings, and Road Closures is Effective Immediately for El Dorado and Alpine Counties Road Closures: The Highway 50 closure has been extended East to Meyers (Highway 50 and Highway 89 junction). Evacuation Routes: Residents evacuating the area should use Highway 50 East. Evacuation Order: El Dorado County From Twin […]

Caldor Fire Update, 136,643 Acres, 12% Contained, 637 Structures Burned, 2,897 Personnel

Caldor Fire Update, 136,643 Acres, 12% Contained, 637 Structures Burned, 2,897 Personnel

Grizzly Flat, CA…Throughout the evening hours and overnight, the fire remained active in the Northeast with most growth occurring in Divisions I and J. Critical fuel conditions, steep and rugged terrain still present a challenge for crews. Firefighters are continuing with the firing operations in Divisions A and W to help strengthen control lines. Winds […]

Ongoing COVID-19 Surge in Amador

Ongoing COVID-19 Surge in Amador

Amador County, CA…Amador County Public Health reports 139 more cases of COVID-19 and 3 additional deaths since last Tuesday’s update, bringing the total laboratory confirmed case count to 2,485. The community members who passed were 2 males, one in their 40s, another in his 60s, and 1 female in her 70s. The current cases include […]

Caltrans Completes Pedestrian Safety Project in Jackson

Caltrans Completes Pedestrian Safety Project in Jackson

Jackson, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recently completed a project to enhance pedestrian safety, mobility and accessibility on State Route 88 and Route 49 in the town of Jackson in Amador County. The project installed and upgraded curb ramps, sidewalks, and driveways, provided accessible asphalt concrete shoulders, as well as accessible pedestrian signals and […]

Rep. McClintock Requests a Major Disaster Declaration For Caldor Fire

Rep. McClintock Requests a Major Disaster Declaration For Caldor Fire

Roseville, CA…Rep. McClintock today sent a letter to Gov. Newsom requesting a major disaster declaration for the Caldor Fire. “The Caldor Fire has now exceeded 106,500 acres with little containment. As of this writing, 557 structures have been destroyed, including 403 homes, with another 17,488 structures currently threatened. Tens of thousands of residents have been […]

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