UPDATES: Caldor Fire Nears 70K Acres, More Than 100 Structures Destroyed

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EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — The latest connected the Caldor Fire successful El Dorado County:

9:22 p.m.

The Caldor Fire has grown to pain 68,630 arsenic of Thursday evening with zero containment.

According to Cal Fire, much than 100 structures person been destroyed successful the fire, portion astir 7,000 much stay threatened. It is unclear however galore of those are homes.

At slightest 2 civilian injuries person been reported truthful far.

2:02 p.m.

A assemblage gathering astir the occurrence is scheduled for 5 p.m. tonight. It’ll beryllium unrecorded present and connected the Cal Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit Facebook page.

10:27 a.m.

Visibility is improved contiguous connected the Highway 50 corridor successful El Dorado County but the on-/off-ramps astatine Sly Park Road and Ridgeway Drive stay closed.

9:18 a.m.

Cal OES is reporting that 23,000 radical successful El Dorado County person been evacuated owed to the Caldor Fire. That’s 10,000 much than each of the different fire-related evacuations statewide.

9:14 a.m.

The Red Cross has opened up different structure successful El Dorado County. This 1 is astatine District Church, which is astatine 7000 Rossmore Lane.

We’ve opened up an further #shelter successful #ElDorado County, astatine District Church, 7000 Rossmore Ln 95762. #CaliforniaWildfires #CaldorFire pic.twitter.com/temw1BrBW1

— American Red Cross California Gold Country Region (@ARCGoldCountry) August 19, 2021

8:41 a.m.

The Eldorado National Forest remains closed for the information of the nationalist and firefighters. Those who are recovered connected National Forest lands, roads, oregon trails could beryllium fined up to $5,000 arsenic an idiosyncratic oregon up to $10,000 arsenic a group, the Forest Service warns.

6:57 a.m.

Cal Fire AEU has issued a caller incidental update connected the Caldor Fire.

At past check, the authoritative acreage of the occurrence stands astatine 65,474.

The occurrence maturation was mean overnight, owed to accrued humidity. Spot fires stay hidden owed to dense timber stands and constricted roadworthy access. Authorities expect occurrence behaviour to summation successful the day arsenic the inversion furniture lifts.

Multiple spot fires are expected to popular up successful the northbound and northeast areas of the incident, causing imaginable occurrence growth. The reddish emblem informing expires astatine 11 a.m.

The fig of structures threatened present stands astatine 6,905. The fig of structures destroyed is inactive undetermined.

Morning update for the #CaldorFire 8/19/21. pic.twitter.com/a4B7gqJl5W

— CAL FIRE AEU (@CALFIREAEU) August 19, 2021

Previous day’s updates below: 

9:06 p.m.

The Caldor Fire is present 62,586 acres successful size. It’s 0% contained and is threatening 5,897 structures. Full containment is estimated to hap by August 31, 2021.

5:50 p.m.

With the menace of the Caldor Fire, the Red Cross has announced 2 impermanent evacuation points successful Amador County.

  1. Amador Fairgrounds: 18621 Sherwood Street, successful Plymouth
  2. Evelyn Bishop Hall: 701 CA 124, successful Ione

They besides impulse residents to parkland their car successful the absorption of their evacuation way if they request to rapidly escape.

5:25 p.m.

#CaldorFire Amador County Evacuation Warning and Updated Shelter List pic.twitter.com/IevWMEluRn

— EldoradoNF (@EldoradoNF) August 19, 2021

5:23 p.m.

Evacuation Warnings person been issued for the pursuing areas southbound of the El Dorado-Amador County enactment from:

  • Shenandoah Road astatine the Amador County enactment westbound done the River Pines community, continuing westbound connected Shenandoah Road to Ostrom Road.
  • South connected Ostrom Road to Jibboom Street, westbound connected Jibboom Street to Fiddletown Road.
  • East connected Fiddletown Road to Hale Road.
  • South connected Hale Road to Shake Ridge Road.
  • East connected Shake Ridge Road to Charleston Road.
  • South connected Charleston Road to the intersection of Charleston Road and Rams Horn Grade.
  • Due eastbound to Highway 88 astatine Tiger Creek Road.
  • Tiger Creek Road eastbound to Salt Springs Reservoir Road.
  • East connected Salt Springs Reservoir Road to the eastbound extremity of the Salt Springs Reservoir.
  • Due northbound from the eastbound extremity of Salt Springs reservoir to Highway 88. From this location.Amador County Sheriff’s Office is urging radical to motion up for their CodeRED assemblage notification system. Click here: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BFF76B488C09

#Caldorfire Amador County Sheriff has this representation to spell with the Evacuation Warning. pic.twitter.com/dY5l8wdhdy

— EldoradoNF (@EldoradoNF) August 19, 2021

5:17 p.m.

Cal Fire Press Conference:

  • The occurrence stands astatine 53,772 acres and is 0% contained.
  • It volition instrumentality clip until residents are allowed backmost home.
  • Inversion conditions contiguous helped to dilatory the dispersed of the fire, though the occurrence is inactive growing.
  • The occurrence is heading towards Highway 50 and distant from populated areas.
  • It’s burning successful “challenging terrain.”
  • Sheriff’s deputies are well-staffed and patrolling the evacuated areas. They are stopping and making interaction with each radical they encounter.
  • Evacuation informing areas: Ok to beryllium in. Be prepared to permission arsenic needed.
  • Evacuation bid areas: Not unfastened to beryllium in.
  • Multiple harm inspection teams are retired and volition person immoderate accusation successful astir a week oregon so.
  • The occurrence has not crossed Highway 50. It’s a fewer 100 yards distant from the Highway astatine Ice House.
  • Amador County is present nether an evacuation informing successful the Caldor Fire. The Office of Emergency Services said authorities are evacuating radical sooner, which they recognition with nary nonaccomplishment of life. A informing means, get acceptable to evacuate and permission present if you request other time.
  • Amador County Sheriff’s Office is urging radical to motion up for their CodeRED assemblage notification system. Click here: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BFF76B488C09

1:32 p.m.

While plumes are little defined aft the Caldor Fire exploded yesterday, fume inactive fills the aerial successful El Dorado County.

Right present we are seeing plumes of fume disconnected the Mormon Emigrant Trail. We are heading person to the occurrence @CBSSacramento pic.twitter.com/PWyfwcxKKt

— Renee Santos (@RSantosTV) August 18, 2021

Down successful the valley, fume has pulled aerial prime down to unhealthy levels.

The Sacramento portion plagued by fume this morning. The AQI successful galore areas is unhealthy for delicate groups: People with bosom and lung disease, older adults and children are astatine a greater hazard and should bounds prolonged outdoor exertion. @CBSSacramento @GoodDaySac pic.twitter.com/d6gRIUp6yL

— Dina Kupfer (@DinaKupfer) August 18, 2021

10:18 a.m.

The Red Flag Warning for the Sacramento Valley and occidental Sierra has been extended until Thursday night.

According to the National Weather Service, the strongest winds are inactive expected Wednesday night.

The Red Flag Warning has been extended done tomorrow. Gusty winds volition proceed done contiguous for the occidental Sierra & time evening for the Valley, creating captious occurrence upwind conditions. Strongest winds are inactive expected tonight. #CAwx #CAfire pic.twitter.com/8m51iW6VKu

— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) August 18, 2021

9:01 a.m.

The Eldorado National Forest is present nether an exigency closure done September owed to the Caldor Fire.

This means that radical are present prohibited from going into oregon being connected National Forest System lands successful the Eldorado National Forest. Further, radical are besides prohibited from being connected a National Forest System roadworthy oregon trail.

People look a good of $5,000 per idiosyncratic to $10,000 for an organization, oregon 6 months successful prison, for violating the order.

EMERGENCY CLOSURE OF THE ELDORADO NATIONAL FOREST – An exigency wood bid was issued past nighttime to adjacent the Eldorado National Forest. See quality merchandise – https://t.co/TYKznP7M0s
and Forest Order 03-21-14-https://t.co/Qd1h50rlGD pic.twitter.com/dYrM5UJb5c

— EldoradoNF (@EldoradoNF) August 18, 2021

8:45 a.m.

Stop lights done Placerville are present backmost to mean operations aft being changed to springiness Caldor Fire evacuees priority.

The signals astatine Canal Street, Spring Street, and Bedford Avenue are present backmost to mean and transverse postulation is again accessible.

7:42 a.m.

Cal Fire reports that the Caldor Fire has grown to a full of 53,772 acres arsenic of Wednesday morning, much than doubling its size since Tuesday evening.

No containment has been reported astatine this point.

Extremely adust fuels coupled with southwest winds caused Tuesday’s explosive growth, firefighters say. A Red Flag Warning remains successful effect for the country done Wednesday night.

Caldor Fire Incident Update: 8/18/21 AM#caldorfire @EldoradoNF @ElDoradoSheriff pic.twitter.com/vDWlGxwRG9

— CAL FIRE AEU (@CALFIREAEU) August 18, 2021

7:10 a.m.

The American Red Cross’ evacuation halfway astatine Cameron Park Community Center is present full, officials say.

At the moment, officials accidental determination is immoderate availability astatine the Green Valley Community Church on 3500 Missouri Flat Road successful Placerville.

6:16 a.m.

Several caller evacuation orders person been issued for the Caldor Fire aboriginal Wednesday morning.

The pursuing areas person been ordered to evacuate immediately:

South of Highway 50 from Ice House Road to Silver Fork Road, including the assemblage of Kyburz.

North of Highway 50 from Ice House Road to Silver Fork Road, including Ice House Reservoir, Union Valley Reservoir, and Loon Lake.

Update to Evacuation Orders from the @ElDoradoSheriff for the #CaldorFire. pic.twitter.com/tZKPxCd0Da

— CAL FIRE AEU (@CALFIREAEU) August 18, 2021

Further, owed to occurrence evacuations, the pursuing schools volition beryllium closed connected Wednesday:

Gold Oak Union School District: Gold Oak Elementary School & Pleasant Valley Middle School

Pioneer Union School District: Walt Tyler Elementary, Pioneer Elementary, Mountain Creek Middle School

District officials accidental it appears that Walt Tyler Elementary School field successful Grizzly Flats is simply a full loss.

Previous day’s updates below: 

9:56 p.m.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office says the evacuation centers successful Diamond Springs and Cameron Park are astatine capacity. They impulse residents to usage the evacuation halfway astatine Green Valley Church, which is astatine 3500 Missouri Flat Road, Placerville.

Also, California has secured national assistance to enactment the effect to the Caldor Fire.

9:15 p.m.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has issued evacuation orders for each areas betwixt Mormon Emigrant Trail and Highway 88.

8:03 p.m.

For the archetypal clip today, determination are mandatory evacuations successful effect northbound of Highway 50.

Mandatory Evacuations (source: Eldorado NF):

  • South broadside of Highway 50 northbound of Sly Park to widen westbound to Shows Road.
  • North broadside of Highway 50 from Larsen Drive to the westbound and Ice House to the east.

Evacuation Warnings:

  • Crystal Basin northbound of Highway 50 to see the country of Loon Lake Ice House, and Union Valley Reservoir.
  • Area southbound of Highway 50 from Ice House Road to Kyburz, extending southbound of Highway 88.

CALFIRE says resources are coming from downstate for the Caldor Fire.

“We person continuously brought successful further resources overnight and passim the time from Southern California and different areas that person not yet been affected and are not presently predicting important winds”

Watch: CBS13 toured portion of Grizzly Flats to amusement residents what was standing.

6:47 p.m.

The Red Cross is opening up an evacuation structure astatine Green Valley Community Church, which is astatine 3500 Missouri Flat Road successful Placerville.

As a effect of the #CaldorFire successful #ElDorado and #Amador counties, an #evacuation #shelter is opening at:
Green Valley Community Church
3500 Missouri Flat Rd
Placerville CA 95667
El Dorado County pic.twitter.com/UwNLD8sniG

— American Red Cross California Gold Country Region (@ARCGoldCountry) August 18, 2021

6:35 p.m.

CBS13 reporters shared these updates Monday:

I took this video astir noon today. The #CaldorFire has exploded to 30,000 arces @CBSSacramento pic.twitter.com/57eAaHmQSr

— Renee Santos (@RSantosTV) August 18, 2021

Lots of yellowish portion up marking homes nether mandatory evacuation orders astir the #CaldorFire. Some leaving, immoderate not. Pleasant Balley residents are present being told to evacuate. pic.twitter.com/ogIRNMKygE

— stevelarge (@largesteven) August 18, 2021

6:18 p.m.

All hotels successful the Placerville country are wholly booked. Management astatine Best Western determination tells CBS13 they’ve turned 100-plus evacuees distant aft booking their past country aboriginal this morning. They besides accidental each hotels down to Folsom are full.

5:48 p.m.

Cal Fire held a gathering Tuesday nighttime to sermon the latest developments successful the Caldor Fire. Here are the main points of the meeting:

  • 30,000 acres burned (yesterday acres burned were 1,400); zero containment.
  • Roughly 242 unit members are battling the fire.
  • Officials are considering a afloat forest-wide closure.
  • The occurrence has crossed Mormon Emigrant Trail
  • Crews expect continual south/southwest travel of upwind tonight, which volition support the occurrence flowing successful a northerly direction.
  • In airy of rumors of looters successful the area, 30-40 sheriff’s deputies successful the country of occurrence successful information teams to support homes.
  • There was nary reply arsenic to whether oregon not h2o sources volition beryllium impacted.
  • Crews are asking the nationalist for patience arsenic they combat the fire.
  • There’s nary connection connected a timeline of erstwhile radical could perchance caput backmost location and measure damages.

5:05 p.m.

Cal Fire says the occurrence has burned 30,000 acres and is 0% percent contained.

Watch the latest unrecorded update here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=319885566584155

#caldorfire gaining ground- and quickly- it’s present astatine 30,000 acres. It was 6,500 this morning. @CBSSacramento

— Marissa Perlman (@MPerlmanNews) August 18, 2021

4:25 p.m.

The pursuing areas are presently nether mandatory evacuation orders:

  • Pollock Pines
  • East of Sly Park Road
  • South of Highway 50 up to Ice House Road, including northbound of Mormon Immigrant Trail and Jenkinson Lake
  • Grizzly Flats/Somerset eastbound of Mt. Aukum Road
  • Happy Valley

Governor Newsom has proclaimed a authorities of exigency successful El Dorado County owed to the fire.

4:12 p.m.

Other quality outlets are reporting a fig of structures damaged; however, determination is nary authoritative appraisal of harm astatine this time, says a occurrence spokesperson.

3:53 p.m.

Cal Fire reports that the Caldor Fire has burned 6,500 acres and is 0% contained.

(This is simply a simplification successful the full acreage Cal Fire reported earlier of 8,000 acres.)

3:50 p.m.

Placerville Police pass that WB Highway 50 volition beryllium congested arsenic radical from the Pollock Pines permission their homes. Manual postulation power volition beryllium implemented and officers volition not let transverse postulation during these times.

3:44 p.m.

The Diamond Springs evacuation halfway has been closed and has moved to Cameron Park. Here are the evacuation centers presently open:

  • Cameron Park (CSD, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park)
  • Large Animal Shelter (Amador County Fairgrounds, 18621 Sherwood St., Plymouth, (Empire Street Gate)
  • Small Animal Shelter: (530) 621-5795

3:30 p.m.

Highway 50 from Meyers to Ice House Road whitethorn beryllium closed successful the adjacent mates of hours owed to the Caldor Fire, the CHP says. They impulse radical leaving South Lake Tahoe to bash truthful arsenic soon arsenic imaginable and use alternate routes specified arsenic SR-89 to I-80 oregon US-50 to I-395.

BE PREPARED!

US-50 from Meyers to Ice House Rd. whitethorn beryllium closed successful the adjacent mates hours owed to the Caldor occurrence successful El Dorado County.

Please program accordingly. Leave South Lake Tahoe arsenic soon arsenic possible. Use alternate routes specified arsenic SR-89 to I-80 oregon US-50 to I-395. pic.twitter.com/WodluNYeSW

— CHP South Lake Tahoe (@CHPSouthLake) August 17, 2021

2:49 p.m.

The Diamond Springs Fire Hall evacuation halfway is present full, Cal Fire says.

Evacuees are being urged to spell to the Cameron Park CSD astatine 2502 Country Club Drive.

People with ample animals tin caput to the Amador County Fairgrounds astatine 18621 Sherwood Street successful Plymouth.

A representation with the latest details connected evacuation orders tin beryllium recovered here: https://eldoradocounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=c995bf3816964e948d7d831d3ba938ff

1:15 p.m.

Mandatory evacuation orders are present successful effect for parts of Pollock Pines.

According to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s, the pursuing areas are present nether evacuation orders:

  • East of Sly Park Road.
  • South of Hwy 50 up to Ice House Road.
  • North of Mormon Emigrant Trail (including Jenkinson’s/Sly Park Lake).

Evacuation warnings are besides successful effect for the pursuing areas:

  • South of Hwy 50 to Pleasant Valley Road.
  • From Sly Park Road, westbound to Snows Road and Newtown Road, including the assemblage of Rancho Del Sol.

#CaldorFire CALDOR FIRE News Release – Evacuations pic.twitter.com/VLWEn6IyEX

— EldoradoNF (@EldoradoNF) August 17, 2021

Evac Centers:
✅Diamond Springs Fire Hall is FULL
✅Cameron Park CSD, 2502 Country Club Drive,
Cameron Park
✅Large Animal Shelter:
Amador County Fairgrounds, 18621 Sherwood
St, Plymouth, (Empire Street Gate)
✅Small Animal Shelter: (530) 621-5795

— CAL FIRE AEU (@CALFIREAEU) August 17, 2021

12:55 p.m.

Tuesday’s Red Flag Warning has present been extended done 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Gusty winds are predicted for the mountains and portions of the Sacramento Valley starting aboriginal Tuesday afternoon. Coupled with the highly adust conditions, the occurrence information level is critical.

⚠️Red Flag Warning is present successful effect from 1pm contiguous done 8pm Wednesday for the mountains & portions of the Sacramento Valley owed to gusty winds & highly adust conditions.

Are you prepared for wildfire? Visit https://t.co/4PbDmtOuXj for preparedness tips. #CAwx #CAfire pic.twitter.com/vxpWZk0M0h

— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) August 17, 2021

11:46 a.m.

Placerville authorities accidental they are intimately monitoring the Caldor Fire burning nearby, but accidental determination is nary denotation astatine this constituent that it’s moving towards the city. 

People are being urged to motion up for El Dorado County’s CodeRED notification strategy to cognize if and erstwhile evacuation orders person been fixed out. 

10:15 a.m.

Evacuation orders person present been issued for the Sly Park country owed to the Caldor Fire, authorities say. 

An evacuation informing has besides been fixed to the Pollock Pines area. 

#CaldorFire EDSO has issued caller evacuation orders for Sly Park country and a Warning for Pollock Pines area. Make definite you person signed up for Code Red alert system.

— EldoradoNF (@EldoradoNF) August 17, 2021

9:48 a.m.

As the Caldor Fire grows, its way of demolition is besides becoming much clear.

No nonstop fig of homes destroyed oregon damaged has been released astatine this point, but it’s wide that galore houses person been lost.

Starting to spot a batch of the #CaldorFire demolition astatine Evergreen Dr and String Canyon @GoodDaySac @CBSSacramento @JohnDabkovich @DinaKupfer pic.twitter.com/lZro6Ns5j0

— DG (@CameraGuyDave1) August 17, 2021

Lots of homes successful way of #CaldorFire are gone. @GoodDaySac @CBSSacramento @DinaKupfer @at_clausen @JohnDabkovich pic.twitter.com/CLo0tQ0x2H

— DG (@CameraGuyDave1) August 17, 2021

The unpredictable quality of the Caldor Fire has besides forced our ain quality unit to beryllium escorted retired of imaginable danger.

#CalFire escorting america retired thru the #CaldorFire connected String Canyon Rd! @GoodDaySac @CBSSacramento @allyaredas @DinaKupfer @JohnDabkovich #CaliforniaFires #wildfires pic.twitter.com/WSOeeMrU9T

— DG (@CameraGuyDave1) August 17, 2021

7:25 a.m.

New evacuation orders person been issued aboriginal Tuesday greeting for the Caldor Fire.

The pursuing areas are affected:

Grizzly Flats/Somerset
• All roads disconnected of Grizzly Flat Rd., eastbound of Mt. Aukum Rd. successful Somerset (Known arsenic Four Corners) into Grizzly Flats Proper
Happy Valley
• All roads disconnected of Happy Valley Road, eastbound of Mt. Aukum Rd. successful Somerset to Sciaroni

The caller evacuation orders came aft much residents were ordered to permission precise aboriginal Tuesday morning. These areas included:

Grizzly Flats
• Henry Diggins disconnected Caldor Rd
• Areas of Grizzly Flats from Grizzly Flats Rd & Arctic Lane, eastbound to include:
o Consumnes Mine Rd o String Canyon Rd
o Sciaroni Road o Capps Crossing eastbound to North South Rd
o North to String Canyon Road

Happy Valley
• Happy Valley Rd from Sweeneys Crossing to Sciaroni Rd

As of Tuesday morning, the Caldor Fire has grown to 6,500 acres.

Previous day’s updates below:

11:45 p.m.

Due to rapidly expanding occurrence Monday night, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has issued mandatory evacuations notices for the Grizzly Flats.

#CaldorFire 11:45 pm. Due to rapidly expanding occurrence contiguous the El Dorado County Sheriff has issued mandatory evacuations notices for the Grizzly Flats.

— EldoradoNF (@EldoradoNF) August 17, 2021

7:34 p.m.

MANDATORY EVACUATON ORDERS person been issued for the pursuing areas: Creek South of Caldor Road
Barney Ridge East of Omo Ranch Road
Omo Ranch Road to North South Road
Caldor country including North South Road
Pi’Pi Valley up to Armsrong Hill

— EldoradoNF (@EldoradoNF) August 17, 2021

11:14 a.m.

The evacuation announcement for the Leoni Meadows and Big Mountain areas person present been upgraded to Mandatory Evacuation Orders, authorities say.

According to the El Dorado National Forest, the sheriff’s bureau notified homeowners successful those areas of the evacuation orders connected Monday morning.

8:30 a.m.

The Caldor Fire has present grown to 754 acres arsenic of Monday morning, the wood work reports. 

No containment is reported astatine this point. 

Yesterday, smoky conditions grounded fixed-wing craft that could person helped conflict the fire. Helicopters are inactive helping successful the firefight, however. 

Firefighters volition beryllium continuing to physique lines wherever possible. 

High temperatures coupled with gusty winds are giving firefighters origin for interest connected Monday. 

Previous day’s updates below:

Mandatory evacuations are successful spot for a caller vegetation occurrence adjacent Grizzly Flats successful El Dorado County.

The Caldor Fire was reported Saturday astatine astir 7 p.m. and is estimated astatine 400 acres with zero containment, arsenic of Sunday afternoon, according to the ElDorado National Forest Service.

It is located astir 1 mile eastbound of Omo Ranch, burning successful the country of Middle Fork Cosumnes River.

Firefighters study that challenging terrain and acheronian made accessing the occurrence hard and it burned actively passim the night.

There are presently 90 unit assigned to the fire, with further resources en route.

An evacuation halfway has been acceptable up astatine the Diamond Springs Fire Hall astatine 501 Pleasant Valley Road.

The origin of the occurrence is nether investigation.

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