Caldor Fire Valley Evacuation Warning

Caldor Fire – Valley Evacuation Warning, Recommend Evacuation Preparation
Posted on 08/31/2021
Caldor Fire – Valley Evacuation Warning, Recommend Evacuation PreparationMinden, NV- 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 communities possibly affected are:

Any homes or property located on Foothill Road from Centerville Lane north to Muller Lane. Included the valley side of Kingsbury Grade and any homes that are accessed by Foothill Road between Centerville Lane and Muller Lane.

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.

Nevada Department of Transportation has the following roads closed:
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 Street & 50)
• SR 207 west bound at Foothill Road (intersection at the bottom of Kingsbury Grade)
• SR 28 and US 50 Jct. west bound on 50

Safety Message: Have a transportation plan for animals and livestock. Think about fuel, medications, keepsakes, documents 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: https://www.livingwithfire.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Evacuation-Checklist-2020-one-page.pdf

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:
• Reno Sparks Convention Center
4590 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV

• Lyon County Fair Grounds – Dry Camp Only
100 95A East, Yerington, NV

• Dayton Event Center/Rodeo Grounds – Dry Camping Only
500 Schaad Lane, Dayton, NV

• Douglas County Community and Senior Center- Douglas County Residents Only
1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, NV

Animal Shelters:
• Reno Sparks Convention Center
4590 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV
*Limited crates and space available for pets

• Lyon County Fair Grounds – Dry Camp Only
100 95A East, Yerington, NV

• Dayton Event Center/Rodeo Grounds – Dry Camping Only
500 Schaad Lane, Dayton, NV

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

Information regarding the Caldor Fire can be found here:
• Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7801/
• El Dorado Caldor Fire Website: https://www.edcgov.us/Pages/Caldor-Fire.aspx
• Douglas County Caldor Fire Webpage: https://www.douglascountynv.gov/government/departments/emergency_management/current_emergencies/caldor_fire


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