On October 25 at 7:00 a.m., the fire will transition to a local type 3 organization. October 24 marks the last day inciweb will be updated pending any significant changes in fire activity. Please refer to the Caldor Post-Fire BAER Inciweb page for further information on post fire activity treatments.
On October 21, the Caldor Fire reached 100 percent containment. The fire was reported on August 14, 2021 and burned 221,835 acres. With over 400 miles of containment line on the landscape, the focus is on repair work efforts to remove hazardous trees and slash from high-use areas, clear culverts and repair dozer and hand line to limit potential resource issues. Repair and rehabilitation work related to the Caldor Fire will continue for quite a while. A large number of forest personnel will be tasked with continuing the repair and rehabilitation for the foreseeable future.
The fire will continue to creep and smolder within the fire area long into the winter. The public can expect to see smoke and possible single and/or group tree torching. Other dangers in the fire area include fire weakened hazard trees, heavy fuels that continue to smolder, stump holes, loose rock and debris on steep slopes, and hazmat from burned structures.
All evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted as of October 4,2021.
Please see the full news release: EVACUATIONS ORDERS & WARNINGS LIFTED IN EL DORADO COUNTY 10.04.2021
Facebook: Eldorado National Forest | Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
County Websites: Eldorado County | Amador County | Alpine County
Link - Frequently Asked Questions.
For updates related to PG&E work in the fire area, please visit: PG&E_WildFireRecovery
LOCAL AREA ASSISTANCE: www.edcgov.us/Pages/Caldor-Fire-Recovery.aspx
STRUCTURE DAMAGE MAP: CALDOR FIRE STRUCTURE DAMAGE MAP
KNOW WHERE YOU CAN FLY: Drones pose a serious risk to firefighting and can cause air operations to cease. When drones interfere with firefighting efforts, a wildfire has the potential to grow larger and cause more damage. A FAA Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in effect and any private aircraft or drone that violates the TFR could face serious criminal charges. For more information on drones the public can visit the FAA’s website at www.KnowBeforeYouFly.org. “If you fly, we can’t!”
Date of Origin:
Saturday, August 14, 2021 7:00 PM PDT
Approximately 16 miles northeast of Plymouth, CA.
Estimated Containment Date:
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:00 AM PDT
Chaparral (6 feet) Closed Timber Litter Timber (Litter and Understory)
Placerville Ranger Station Phone: 530-644-2324 Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm
Fire Unit Information
Eldorado National Forest U.S. Forest Service 100 Forni RD Placerville California 95667 Placerville, CA 95667