Incident UpdateCaldor Fire

Date: 08/17/2021 Time: 8:30 AM

Incident Facts

Name
Caldor Fire
Start Date/Time
2021-08-14
Incident Status
Active
Location
Little Mountain
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
Expected Full Containment
Structures Threatened
Structures Destroyed
Structures Damaged
Civilian Injuries
Firefighter Injuries
Civilian Fatalities
Firefighter Fatalities

Current Situation

Situation Summary

***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

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 Fomi 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/