50% Containment Reached on Caldor Fire! 996 Structures Destroyed & Repopulations Accelerate

50% Containment Reached on Caldor Fire!  996 Structures Destroyed & Repopulations Accelerate

South Lake Tahoe, CA…About six miles of additional containment line were secured along the westside of Christmas Valley and the area east of Meyers allowing the Eldorado County Sheriff’s Office to downgrade another Evacuation Order to a Warning in South Lake Tahoe area of the Pioneer Trail. The fire remained active along the northeast and […]

Body Found in Lake Tahoe Being Investigated by EDSO

Body Found in Lake Tahoe Being Investigated by EDSO

South Lake Tahoe, CA…September 7, 2021 – Passersby found a subject face down in the water an estimated 50 ft. from the shoreline. Officers located the male decedent. No cause of death or positive identification have been made at this time. Investigative responsibility has been handed to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and is […]

Caldor Fire’s Destruction Maps Shows 994 Structures Destroyed as of This Morning

Caldor Fire’s Destruction Maps Shows 994 Structures Destroyed as of This Morning

Grizzly Flats, CA…As the Caldor Fire enters the demobilization and repopulation phase in a growing portion of the fire one of the saddest and stark reminders of what many of our friends, neighbors & some of you will be going through. As of this morning the stark and sobering total is 994 Structures Destroyed. In […]

El Dorado County & City of South Lake Tahoe Allowing Repopulation for Most Areas as of 3 pm Sunday

El Dorado County & City of South Lake Tahoe Allowing Repopulation for Most Areas as of 3 pm Sunday

South Lake Tahoe, CA…September 5, 2021, 3:00 p.m. WHAT: Evacuation Orders Downgraded WHEN: Effective Immediately WHERE: El Dorado County Evacuation Order Update: The following Evacuation Orders have been downgraded to Evacuation Warnings in El Dorado County: South Lake Tahoe City Limits – From the Nevada State line west along Highway 50 to the Tahoe airport. […]

Labor Day Weekend Traffic Advisory: Hwy 88 Remains Closed from Peddler Hill to Picketts Junction Due to Caldor Fire

Labor Day Weekend Traffic Advisory: Hwy 88 Remains Closed from Peddler Hill to Picketts Junction Due to Caldor Fire

Alpine & Amador Counties, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) wants to remind motorists that as of Thursday, September 2, 2021, State Route 88 remains closed from Peddler Hill in Amador County to State Route 89/Picketts Junction in Alpine County due to the Caldor Fire in the Sierra Nevada. Route 89 remains closed from the […]

Firefighters Have the Edge on 212,907 Acre Caldor Fire! Its 29% Contained & 4,415 Working to Extinguish it!

Firefighters Have the Edge on 212,907 Acre Caldor Fire!  Its 29% Contained & 4,415 Working to Extinguish it!

South Lake Tahoe, CA…Caldor Fire East Zone Situation Summary:  Weather continued to moderate yesterday with cooler temperatures in the 70’s and lighter southwest winds and some gustier conditions on the ridge tops. Fire growth was minimal on the East Zone with some perimeter expansion near Cold Creek on the northeast edge, at Luther Spire east […]

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 […]