Monitor Pass on State Route 89 Reopens

Monitor Pass on State Route 89 Reopens

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) reopened State Route 89/Monitor Pass at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2021. The roadway had been closed due to a series of storms. Route-4/Ebbetts Pass and Route-108/Sonora Pass remain closed until further notice. Caltrans will provide updates on social media. For the latest road conditions, visit […]

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Declares Tamarack Fire 100 Percent Contained and Controlled

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Declares Tamarack Fire 100 Percent Contained and Controlled

Carson City, NV., Oct. 26, 2021 – The Tamarack Fire on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Carson Ranger District near Markleeville, California, has been declared 100 percent contained and controlled. The fire reached this milestone after steady precipitation over the weekend provided much needed moisture to the fire area. The fire was reported on July 4, […]

Temporary Closure of Ebbetts, Sonora & Monitor Passes Due to Inclement Weather.

Temporary Closure of Ebbetts, Sonora & Monitor Passes Due to Inclement Weather.

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has temporarily closed State Route 4/Ebbetts Pass, Route 89/Monitor Pass and Route 108/Sonora Pass due to inclement weather. All three passes were temporarily closed Monday morning for the safety of the traveling public with snowfall predicted to impact the mountain region in the next few days. There is […]

Caltrans to Temporarily Close Ebbetts, Monitor & Sonora Passes Ahead of Inclement Weather

Caltrans to Temporarily Close Ebbetts, Monitor & Sonora Passes Ahead of Inclement Weather

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will temporarily close State Route 4 (SR-4)/Ebbetts Pass, SR-89/Montior Pass and SR-108/Sonora Pass in advance of inclement weather expected to arrive in the area later this week. With snowfall predicted to impact the mountain region in the next few days, Caltrans will perform the following, temporary pass closures […]

The Fight Against the Caldor Fire Continues on in Active Sectors

The Fight Against the Caldor Fire Continues on in Active Sectors

South Lake Tahoe, CA…The Caldor Fire remains a very active fire. The fight is NOT over! Despite 76% containment, recent dry and windy weather has increased fire activity in some areas along the fire perimeter. Currently, there are roughly 65-miles of uncontained fire line with the majority of those miles located along the eastern edge. […]

More Caldor Fire Evacuation Orders Downgraded

More Caldor Fire Evacuation Orders Downgraded

Grizzly Flats, CA…As of September 16, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Evacuation Orders Downgraded, Effective Immediately in El Dorado County, Amador County, Alpine County. Evacuation Order Update: The following Evacuation Orders have been downgraded to Evacuation Warnings in Amador County: Zones 4A and 5A. South of Highway 88 along the Amador/El Dorado County line from Dufrene […]

Hwy 88 a Key Sierra Nevada Roadway Opens After Closure From Caldor Fire

Hwy 88 a Key Sierra Nevada Roadway Opens After Closure From Caldor Fire

Alpine & Amador Counties, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and partner agencies reopened State Route 88 at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2021. The roadway had been closed between Peddler Hill and Route 89/Picketts Junction, and later from Peddler Hill to Kirkwood due to the Caldor Fire, which according to Cal Fire had […]

Caldor Fire at 210,259 Acres, 25% Contained, 811 Structures Destroyed, Firefighters Continue Herding Fire

Caldor Fire at 210,259 Acres, 25% Contained, 811 Structures Destroyed, Firefighters Continue Herding Fire

Grizzly Flats, CA…Calmer winds and return of moderate humidity to some areas of the fire reduced activity overnight however spotting and fire spread still occurred along the northern edge of the fire.  Firefighters will work today to bolster lines where large pockets of previously unburned fuel threaten existing control lines.  Damage inspection is in progress […]

Caldor Burns On, 204,390 Acres, 20% Contained, 729 Structures Destroyed, 4,224 Personnel

Caldor Burns On, 204,390 Acres, 20% Contained, 729 Structures Destroyed, 4,224 Personnel

Stateline, NV…Evacuation Warnings, Effective Immediately, Douglas County, Nevada.  Douglas County is asking the following communities to be on the alert and start preparing for potential evacuations. Evacuations have not been ordered for the following areas at this time; however, there is potential for evacuation warnings to heighten to evacuation orders in the near future. The […]

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