South Lake Tahoe, CA…The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) has reduced the Caldor Fire closure area and a new forest closure order has been issued to reflect these changes. The Caldor Fire Closure Order and map is posted on the LTBMU home page at www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu. The new closure limits public access within the Caldor Fire burn footprint as well as roads and trails leading into the fire area to protect the public until hazardous conditions can be addressed. All National Forest roads and trails within the Caldor Fire perimeter will remain closed through Aug. 1, 2022.
The public is advised that significant hazards are still present within the Caldor Fire area including ongoing repair and restoration activities (as conditions allow), crew activity, use of heavy equipment, fire-weakened trees, and smoldering pockets of fuel. Even with significant moisture, heat will remain in the fire area in large logs and stump holes. The LTBMU will continue to work diligently to address hazards with the goal of lifting the new closure order as early as feasible.
Closures on the Eldorado National Forest remain in effect within the Caldor Fire perimeter. For more information about the Eldorado National Forest, visit their website at www.fs.usda.gov/eldorado.
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