Caldor Fire triggers new evacuations, including some Tahoe communities


– Update: Find out about the Caldor fire from there Eldorado National Forest.
– Information line: 530-303-2455
– Evacuation: Get the latest information from there US Forest Service and from a map posted by El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.
– Four: Get out of there Forest Service.

A wide range of new evacuation orders and warnings were released for several Lake Tahoe communities Thursday afternoon as the Caldor fire continues its destructive mass to the east of the Sierra Nevada California range.

Officials release evacuation orders for Twin bridges at repeated summits; from Highway 50 south of Amador and Alpine counties; and Highway 50 north of Flag Pole Peak.

Evacuation warnings were issued for Christmas Valley from State Route 89 west to Summit Echo; Highway 89 due west of Watershed Ridge and south of the county line of Amador and Alpine; Highway 89 south from Luther Pass Road to Picketts Junction; and west on Highway 88 Kirkwood.

The El Dorado County Sheriff posted a evacuation card online.

Cal Fire said a fire from the California Caldor Fire near Tahoe reached Wrights Lake Road on Aug. 25.

Cal Fire said a fire from the California Caldor Fire near Tahoe reached Wrights Lake Road on Aug. 25.

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The burning area of ​​the fire stood at 136,643 acres Thursday morning with 12% restraint, Cal Fire you say.

The Caldor fire was lit in heavy wood in the Eldorado National Forest near the small town of Grizzly Flats south of Pollock Pines, burning a destructive path in the community of about 1,200 people. The resulting photos show an elementary school, a post office and houses turned into ashes.

Cal Fire said 465 single residents and 11 commercial properties were destroyed. Damage assessments are still underway, with a map of damaged structure available at Cal Fire.

The fire burned on Highway 50, a main artery between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento. The road has been closed since last Friday. Flames flew the highway over the weekend, with a spot fire that now grows to more than 2,100 acres. Cal Fire said in a Updated Thursday morning that the fire made its way up Wrights Lake Road on Wednesday.

Fire fires are burning throughout Northern California amid hot, dry bones.

Fire fires are burning throughout Northern California amid hot, dry bones.

Photo Illustration: SFGATE / Getty Images

U.S. Forest Service officials announced a complete shutdown of the Eldorado National Forest on Sept. 30 because of the fire. The Rubicon Trail is also closed.


The air quality plummeted in the region, with air quality index reading well over 300 near the lake and over 400 in the Truckee area; anything over 150 is considered “unhealthy” and reading over 300 is “dangerous” for everyone.

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