South Lake Tahoe, CA–As of Sept. 13, the Caldor fire is still active and moving across the counties of El Dorado, Amador and Alpine, located south of Lake Tahoe.
The Caldor fire has burned over 219,267 acres and is moving over control lines, leaving smoldered trees in it’s path.
Southwest winds and low humidity intensify along the fire parameter and fire fighters have contained 67 percent of the Caldor fire since Aug. 14
The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region issued a temporary closure for all California National Forests.
Cal Fire estimates 1,003 structures have been destroyed and 81 damaged to the Caldor Fire, and assigned recourses of 52 crews to prevent further damage. A total of five people had been injured and no casualties have been reported.
Evacuation orders and road closures have been assigned for Amador County, South of HWY 88, along Amador-El Dorado County Lines. The evacuation order also includes the counties of Alpine and El Dorado.
Designated evacuation shelters are currently being held at the Reno Sparks Convention Center and Rolling Hills Church.
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