Caldor Fire Incident

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221,835 Acres


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Active for 67 days  

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3 Counties

El Dorado, Amador and Alpine  

Last Updated11/17/22 10:47 AM
Date Started08/14/21 6:54 PM
Date Contained10/21/21 8:18AM
Location InformationEast of Omo Ranch, South of the community of Grizzly Flats
Lat/Long[38.586, -120.537833]
Administrative UnitEl Dorado National Forest
CauseUnder Investigation
ReportsClick here for prior status reports
External Incident Link

Status Updates

Situation Summary

As of 7:00 a.m., September 17, 2021, command of the Caldor Fire has been transitioned to a single Incident Management Team - California Interagency Incident Management Team 12, Michael Nobles as Incident Commander. The West and East Zones of the fire have been consolidated into one and CALFIRE Amador Unit is a cooperating agency, providing a Type 3 organization to manage the State land jurisdiction of the fire.

For future updates on the Caldor Fire visit:

USFS Forest Information

  • El Dorado National Forest: The Eldorado National Forest forest-wide closure (03-21- 14) remains in effect until September 30. Access and orders will be refined over time. MORE:
  • LTBMU: The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit closure order (19-21-05) remains ineffect for the following backcountry areas: Desolation Wilderness, Meiss
    Country, Barker Pass and McKinney/Rubicon through Sep. 19, 2021. Access and orders will be refined over time. MORE:


Damages and Losses

Confirmed Damage to Property, Injuries, and Fatalities

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81 Structures Damaged

Residential, Commercial and Other

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1,005 Structures Destroyed

Residential, Commercial and Other

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5 Injuries

Confirmed Fire Personnel and Civilian Injuries

Contact Information

Information Line
Media Contact

Agency Information

El Dorado National Forest
100 Forni Road Placerville California 95667
El Dorado County Sheriff's Office
(530) 621-5655
Pioneer Fire District
(530) 620-4444
USFS Forest Information
El Dorado National Forest
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Cooperating Agencies: El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, Sierra Pacific Industries, Pioneer FD, PG&E, CHP, El Dorado Irrigation District, El Dorado County, Grizzly Flats Community Service District, SMUD, Amador County Sheriff’s Office, AT&T, Georgetown FD, CALTRANS, Indian Diggins School District, El Dorado County FD, Grizzly Flats Water District, Volcano Telephone, Placerville FD, El Dorado County DOT, Mosquito FD, Garden Valley FD, Cal OES Fire, El Dorado County EMSA, El Dorado County Office of Education, Marshall Medical Center, Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians FD, State Water Resources Control Board, KAMPS, El Dorado County Department of Agriculture, Barton Health, CAL EPA, Lake Valley Fire District, and Verizon