CA’s Caldor Fire

Friday Update – August 27, 2021

Image of Forest Service engines with red night sky in background.
Credit | USFS

The CALDOR FIRE is burning about 16 miles northeast of Plymouth, California on lands owned/managed by the USFS / Eldorado National Forest.

The cause of this fire is unknown and under investigation. It was ignited on Saturday, August 14, 2021, around 1900 hours PT.

The incident is under Unified Command with CAL FIRE Team 6 and NIMO Team 2.

There has been 145,463 acres of timber, light slash and brush destroyed. A 19% containment status has been reached.

Fire behavior remains as active with long-range spotting, torching and crowning.

Several structures, infrastructures and communities are under threat, prompting evacuation orders to remain in effect.

At the time of this post, there has been 139,50 acres consumed along with 650 structures.

About 3,078 total personnel with 79 crews, 244 engines and 21 copters are assigned to this long-term incident.

Closure for roads, shelter info and evacuation notices/orders can be found at the USFS website here –> https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7801/

The total cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment efforts have reached a whopping $43.7 Million Dollars.

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