As of this evening, the Caldor Fire burn perimeter has reached 219,267 acres and remains at 65% containment.
In the West Zone of the Caldor Fire, CAL FIRE reports due to warm and dry conditions, the fire remained active as interior islands and pockets of timber continued to smolder and burn out. Today, firefighters were busy mopping up scattered heat that was detected near control lines. Southwest winds are forecasted through most of next week which creates potential for additional fire growth. Tonight, crews will continue mop up and answer calls for service as interior islands continue to burn out. Damage inspections is completed with 3,356 structures assessed.
In the East Zone of the Caldor Fire, CAL FIRE reports at 1 PM this afternoon some evacuation orders were downgraded to evacuation warnings in El Dorado County in the Christmas Valley area (All residences accessed from Highway 80 South of highway 50 in Meyers through Christmas Valley and including all of South Upper Truckee). Favorable weather continued today with mild temperatures in the 70’s. Winds were downslope/down canyon at 4-8 mph with gusts to 13 mph through the morning then shifting southwest 10-15 mph with afternoon gusts to 22 mph in the valley. East of Highway 89, crews continued to mop up the direct line around the large finger near Trimmer Peak. West of Upper Echo Lake, crews secured and mopped up the direct line and controlled the perimeter east of Ralston Lake. In Desolation Wilderness suppression modules continued direct line construction around timber stringers utilizing natural barriers to prevent northerly progression. Patrols on the fire line in the area in the Scout Peak area and direct line construction was ongoing in the Strawberry Creek area, building on the 20,000 feet of the hose line already inserted. Tree removal and chipping has been completed in Christmas Valley and hose lines have been retracted. Teams conducted suppression impact and repair evaluations and will implement a plan for improvements going forward. Initial priority will be the areas of Pioneer, Christmas Valley and North Upper Truckee. This will be an ongoing priority moving forward.
Three counties, El Dorado, Amador and Alpine Counties, remain impacted by the Caldor Fire as all evacuation warnings in Douglas County, Nevada were lifted yesterday.
As some areas in evacuation areas begin to repopulate, wildlife is a concern. Please keep an eye out for wildlife and in particular injured wildlife. If you see injured wildlife, please note the location and call the emergency hotline of UC Davis Wildlife Disaster Network (WDN) at 1-800-942-6459 or Gold Country Wildlife Rescue (GCWR) at (530) 885-0862. If assistance is needed with wildlife while Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Inc. (LTWC) is evacuated, please call Wildlife Care Association of Sacramento at (916) 965-WILD (9453). These organizations along with a team of veterinarians and student volunteers, are ready and able to assist.
For the latest informational links including, CodeRED registration, animal evacuation services and more, please see this mornings Ledger Dispatch report. (Please note: this mornings report lists acreage/containment and other incident numbers as of 7 AM this morning. However, all other information for assistance and resources are current as of this evening. Please see images attached below for the current acreage/containment and other incident numbers reported by CAL FIRE this evening.) For this mornings full Ledger Dispatch report, visit: https://www.facebook.com/1060168704079072/posts/4200001043429140/?d=n.