Caldor Fire – Evacuation Warning

Caldor Fire – Evacuation Warning, Recommend Evacuation Preparation and Road Closures
Posted on 08/30/2021
Caldor Fire – Evacuation Warning, Recommend Evacuation Preparation and Road ClosuresMinden, NV – Douglas County is asking the following communities to be on the alert and start preparing for potential evacuations. Evacuations have not been ordered at this time, in Douglas County, however there is potential for evacuation orders in the near future. The communities possibly affected are:

• Upper Kingsbury (South)
• Upper Kingsbury (North)
• Central Kingsbury
• Lower Kingsbury
• Round Hill region and roads including Lower Elks Point
• Lake Village
• Lower Olivers, Kahle Drive region and roads

This evacuation warning will include areas from Highway 50 at Lake Parkway, East to Elks Point Road. (excluding Stateline Casino’s). State Route 207 (Kingsbury Grade) from Highway 50 to Tramway Drive, including all area roads North and South of Kingsbury Grade.

Click here to view map of Overview of Evacuation Zone
Click here to view map of Lower Kingsbury Grade
Click here to view map of Upper Kingsbury Grade

We are asking residents to stay vigilant, pay attention to emergency phone alerts, and have a plan in place for potential evacuations. In addition, plan for road closures in the area. The recommended evacuation route is to go Eastbound on Highway 50 towards Nevada.

Nevada Depart of Transportation is closing the following:
The following are soft road closures, meaning the roads are open to residents and employees who must enter the area to access their home or work.

• US 50 going west bound (into the Tahoe Basin) at Spooner Jct. (S. Carson St & 50)
• SR 207 west bound at Foothill Rd (intersection at the bottom of Kingsbury Grade)
• SR 28 and US 50 Jct. West Bound on 50

Have a transportation plan for animals and livestock. Think about fuel, medications, keepsakes, and groceries you might need. Think about your loved ones on oxygen or anyone who may need assistance leaving their home. Living with Fire has a Wildfire Evacuation Checklist for reference. To view, visit the following link: tahoelivingwithfire.com

Should evacuations occur, you will receive an emergency alert notification on your phone, and may be asked to leave your home by emergency responders. It is not recommended to wait for someone to visit your home. If you feel unsafe, leave the area. If you do not have a cell phone or landline, please keep in contact with friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family.

Evacuation Shelters:
• Truckee Veterans Hall
10214 High Street, Truckee, CA 96161

• Douglas County Community Center Shelter is at capacity
1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, NV

• Carson City Community Center is full
851 E. William Street, Carson City, NV

Animal Shelters
• Fuji Park
601 Old Clear Creek Road, Carson City, NV 89701 (small and large)

• Douglas County Fairgrounds
920 Pine nut Road, Gardnerville, NV 89410

Information about the Caldor Fire can be received here:
• Inciweb https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7801/
• Eldorado County Caldor Fire Website: https://www.edcgov.us/Pages/Caldor-Fire.aspx
• CAL FIRE Daily YouTube Updates for the most up-to-date information at 7:00AM daily.
• CAL FIRE Daily Community Zoom Meetings to join updates conducted by CAL FIRE
• Douglas County Nevada Caldor Fire webpage: https://www.douglascountynv.gov/government/departments/emergency_management/current_emergencies/caldor_fire
• Douglas County Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Douglascountynv
• Douglas County Twitter: https://twitter.com/CountyofDouglas

** This situation continues to evolve, please check the website and respond to emergency personnel accordingly**

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