Caldor Fire Operations Team: ‘We Are Not Out Of The Woods Yet’

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EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — Smoky skies from the Caldor Fire blanketed the Tahoe basin, showing signs of the roadworthy ahead.

“We decidedly person a batch of concerns inactive left, we are not retired of the woods yet,” explained Caldor Fire operations spokesperson Lisa Cox.

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A interruption successful the winds and little temperatures Thursday allowed occurrence crews to marque a nonstop attack. Cox hopes humidity helps the firefight.

“Below that inversion layer- we bash get bully humidity betterment that allows firefighters to bash a batch of enactment successful the mediate of the night,” she explained.

Heavenly Ski Resort is usually a fashionable destination for travelers successful the winter. The tract has present go the latest office for exigency services. Dozens of trailers and tents are acceptable up passim the parking batch for crews. It’s besides a spot wherever crews volition slumber overnight.

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“The intent of that is to bid much resources and get them to the tract arsenic rapidly arsenic possible,” said Cox.

Crews acceptable backfire burns successful Christmas Valley successful an effort to dilatory the flames southbound connected Highway 89 and distant from neighborhoods.

“I wouldn’t expect evacuations to alteration anytime soon. There is inactive precise progressive occurrence menace successful this country and a batch of fuel,” explained Cox.

Helicopters made h2o and retardant drops passim Thursday night, successful hopes to summation traction overnight. Crews biggest interest into the play is progressive spot fires already threatening containment lines.

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“It’s spotting astir a half-mile up of itself oregon less. That means we can’t truly enactment fires up of that occurrence front, particularly during nighttime operations,” she said.

Velena Jones

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