State of Emergency Due to Caldor Fire

Douglas County Declares State of Emergency Due to Caldor Fire
Posted on 08/31/2021
Douglas County Declares State of Emergency Due to Caldor FireMinden, NV- The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has declared a State of Emergency as a precautionary action due to the Caldor Fire burning in parts of Amador and El Dorado Counties. The declaration will be submitted to the State of Nevada and will allow regional partners to speed up the delivery of resources required to respond more effectively to the emergency and meet the needs of the community.

Many Federal, State, and Local government agencies including Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, East Fork Fire, Douglas County, and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office as well as organizations and businesses are cooperating to respond to the fire. Evacuations have occurred in Amador, Alpine and El Dorado Counties, to include South Lake Tahoe, and Douglas County communities around the area have been warned about potential evacuations.

The Douglas County Commissioners delegate the authority to Douglas County Sheriff Daniel Coverley to compel the mandatory evacuation of any persons impacted or threatened by the Caldor Fire within Douglas County.

The fire began Saturday, August 14, 2021 approximately 4 miles South of Grizzly Flats, and 2 miles East of Omo Ranch. The fire size is approximately 191,607 acres and is 16% contained as of August 31, 2021. Over 3,900 personnel are working on the fire.

Douglas County is asking residents to stay vigilant, pay attention to emergency phone alerts, and have a plan in place for evacuations. In addition, plan for power outages and road closures. Have a transportation plan for animals and livestock. Think about fuel, medications, documents, keepsakes, and groceries needed. Think about loved ones on oxygen or anyone who may need assistance leaving their home.

Should evacuations occur, residents will receive an emergency alert notification their phone. Residents who do not have a cell phone or landline, please keep in contact with friends, neighbors and family.

Information about the Caldor Fire can be received here:

• Inciweb https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7801/
• El Dorado 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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