Lyon County Opens Evacuation Site

Lyon County Opens Evacuation Site For Recreational Vehicles and Large Animals Dry Camping Only
Posted on 08/30/2021
Lyon County Opens Evacuation Site For Recreational Vehicles and Large Animals Dry Camping OnlyMinden, NV- Lyon County is working with the Nevada Division of Emergency Management to assist with the Evacuation efforts of South Lake Tahoe residents due to the Caldor Fire. Lyon County is not, at this time, opening a shelter. Lyon County is preparing to offer assistance as follows:

Dayton Event Center/Rodeo Grounds
Lyon County has room for 100- 150 recreational vehicles. The address (Map Attached) is 500 Schaad Lane, Dayton Nevada

Lyon County Fair Grounds
Lyon County has room for 200 plus recreational vehicles. Lyon County can also house large animals at the fairgrounds. The address (Map Attached) is 100 95A East, Yerington, NV

BOTH FACILITIES ARE DRY CAMP ONLY. Lyon County can provide water but there are no connections.

Lyon County Facilities and Road Department are aware of this directive and will coordinate to ensure operations.

Current Evacuations (Douglas County)
No official evacuations have been issued at this time on the Nevada side of South Lake Tahoe. Residents in the Tahoe Basin should remain aware, and be thinking about evacuation. May people are choosing to leave the basin causing slow traffic in the areas and on the state route highways. Pay attention to road closures and available shelter locations. If residents feel unsafe they should leave the area. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is working in collaboration with the City of South Lake Tahoe to evacuate residents based of safety and fire movement.

For an evacuation checklist and preparation visit:

Current Active Shelters
Carson City Community Center
Carson City Community Center
851 E William St, Carson City, NV 89701

Fuji Park
*Small and Large Animals
601 Old Clear Creek Road.
Carson City, NV 89701

Douglas County Community and Senior Center
At Capacity
1329 Waterloo Lane
Gardnerville, NV 89410
*Small Animals

Douglas County Fairgrounds
920 Pinent Rd.
Gardnerville, NV 89410
*Large Animals

Road Closures

Nevada Roads
California Roads

Caldor Fire Information
Phone: 530-303-2455
Hours: 8 am to 8 pm

Media Contact
Phone: 530-497-0315
Hours: 8 am to 8 pm

Sign up for emergency alerts for Douglas County here (Alpine County, CA and Douglas County, Stateline, NV)

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Local and state officials are reminding residents and visitors to practice extreme caution while traveling on the roadways and to allow enough braking distance between cars to avoid collisions due to the extreme smoke. Please refrain from traveling to the affected areas to ensure responders are not being blocked.

Visit the following sites for the latest advisory information:
• Inciweb
• Eldorado County Caldor Fire Website:
• 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: