Incident UpdateCaldor Fire

Date: 08/17/2021 Time: 4:08 PM

Information Line: 530-303-2455
Media Contact: 530-497-0315

Incident Facts

Name
Caldor Fire
Start Date/Time
2021-08-14
Incident Status
Active
Location
East of Omo Ranch, South of the community of Grizzly Flats
Type
Wildfire
Cause
Unknown
Counties
El Dorado
Admin Unit
Unified Command: CAL FIRE Amador-El Dorado Unit and El Dorado National Forest
Unified Command Agency(s)
Name Phone Address URL
El Dorado National Forest 530-303-2455 100 Forni RD Placerville California 95667 Placerville, CA 95667 https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7801/
Size
6500
Containment
0
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
2010
Structures Destroyed
86
Structures Damaged
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

TWO CIVIILIAN INJURIES REPORTED ON CALDOR FIRE (8/17/21 1:30PM)

On August 17, 2021 two civilians were injured during the Caldor Fire which is currently burning in El Dorado County. Please be aware that this is a dynamic and rapidly developing incident.

During the overnight period, which ended on August 17, 2021 at 7:00 am, one person was transported from the Grizzly Flats area with serious injuries. It is reported that this person approached firefighters who proceeded to provide initial medical care and requested an air ambulance, which transported the person to a hospital.

A second person also suffered severe injuries during the operational period that began on August 17, 2021. This person was also injured in the Grizzly Flats area and transported by air ambulance to a local hospital with serious injuries.

It is imperative for those within areas under an evacuation order or warning to follow the direction immediately. Residents and visitors of El Dorado County, specifically those near the fire area should sign up for Code Red at the following links:
• El Dorado County: https://ready.edso.org/
• Amador County: https://www.amadorsheriff.org/administration-division/codered
Additionally, learn how get ready, be set, and go! in the event of evacuation warnings and orders due to a wildfire in your area by visiting: www.readyforwildfire.org

Evacuation centers have been opened at the following: (Diamond Springs Fire Hall shelter FULL)

For Community Members:

Cameron Park CSD Amador County Fairgrounds
2502 Country Club Dr. 
Cameron Park, CA 95682

For Large Animals

18621 Sherwood Street

Plymouth, CA 95669


***THE EL DORADO COUNTY SHERIFF HAS ISSUED UPDATES TO EVACUATION ORDERS NEAR THE
CALDOR FIRE***

WHAT: Update to the Evacuation

WHEN: Effective Immediately

WHERE: Below are the updates to the evacuation orders

EVACUATION ORDERS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR THE FOLLOWING AREA:

Mandatory Evacuations:

  • Pollock Pines – 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:

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

Evacuation Center:

  • Diamond Springs Fire Hall is full
  • Cameron Park CSD, 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682

Large Animal Shelter:

  • Amador County Fairgrounds, 18621 Sherwood Street, Plymouth, CA 95669 (Empire Street Gate)

Small Animal Shelter:

  • Call (530) 621-5795

***THE EL DORADO COUNTY SHERIFF HAS ISSUED UPDATES TO EVACUATION WARNINGS NEAR THE CALDOR FIRE***

WHAT: Update to the Evacuation Orders and Warnings

WHEN: Effective Immediately

WHERE: Below are the updates to the evacuation orders

Grizzly Flats/Somerset: All roads off of Grizzly Flat Rd., east of Mt. Aukum Rd. in Somerset
(Known as Four Corners) into Grizzly Flats Proper

Happy Valley: All roads off of Happy Valley Road, east of Mt. Aukum Rd. in Somerset to Sciaroni


Current Situation:

Extreme fire behavior was observed overnight causing immediate mandatory evacuations in the area and structure loss was observed. The actual number of destroyed/damaged structures is undetermined as fire conditions are not yet safe to bring in damage assessment teams. The fire continues to pose a high risk to multiple populated communities. Additional evacuations orders are anticipated. The Fire is predicted to impact Sly Park Lake and interstate travel including important
evacuation routes.

There is a continued threat to structures (combination of residences and outbuildings) in the communities of Omo Ranch and Grizzly Flats as well as private
businesses, commercial timberlands, vineyards and other agricultural lands. This is a rapidly changing incident with dynamic fire behavior. Our primary goal is always public and fire fighter safety – be prepared.

Please register for Code Red through the local County Sheriff’s Office
El Dorado County Code Red: https://ready.edso.org/
Amador County Code Red: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/enUS/BFF76B488C09

Evacuation Orders are in effect for the following areas:

  • Barney Ridge east of Omo Ranch community
  • Leoni Meadows
  • Pi'Pi Valley
  • Dogtown Creek
  • Caldor area east of Omo Ranch
  • Pi'Pi area to NS road. 
  • Grizzly Flats/Somerset - all roads off of Grizzly Flat Rd., east of Mt. Aukum Rd. in Somerset(Known as Four Corners) into Grizzly Flats Proper
  • Happy Valley - All roads off of Happy Valley Rd, east of Mt. Aukum Rd. in Somerset to Sciaroni

EVACUATION WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT for the following area:

  • Omo Ranch Proper
  • Omo Ranch East
  • Omo Ranch South

EVACUATION CENTERS:

  • An evacuation center has been established at Diamond Springs Fire Hall. 3734 China Garden Rd. Diamond Springs, CA 95619.

ANIMAL EVACUATION CENTERS:

  • El Dorado County Animal Services: Call (530)-621-5795 (Small animals)

Assigned Resources

Engines
23
Water Tenders
Helicopters
Air Tankers
Dozers
10
Hand Crews
6
Other
Total Personnel
242
Cooperating Agencies
Name Phone Address URL
El Dorado National Forest 530-303-2455 100 Forni Road Placerville California 95667 https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7801/
El Dorado County Sheriff's Office (530) 621-5655 https://www.edcgov.us/Government/sheriff/
Pioneer Fire District (530) 620-4444 http://pioneerfire.org/