Sunday, September 12, 2021 Update
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COMMUNITY PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING
Online at 1700 hours (5pm) Daily
Details –> https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7801/
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INCIDENT SUMMARY – The Incident Summary includes the date and time the fire ignited, the cause (if determined or released by officials), the location and other incident related information.
- Located15 miles northeast of Paradise, California
- Two miles east of Omo Ranch
- Four miles south of Grizzly Flat
- Burning in El Dorado, Amador and Douglas Counties
- Initially a brush fire, turned wildfire
- Started August 14, 2021, around 1900 hours PT
- Fire fuels: timber, light slash and brush
CURRENT FIRE BEHAVIOR / WEATHER – Listed below are today’s fire and significant weather conditions that are contributing to current fire behavior.
- Fire behavior is active with isolated torching, creeping and smoldering
CURRENT STATUS – The current status and its stats are listed below
- 219,267 acres burned
- 65% contained
- Via overnight status: active, RH recovery moderated fire behavior some
- Scattered heat detected near the control lines deemed a current threat
- Forecasted southwesterly winds are from fire growth and expected to continue throughout the weekend
- Evacuations still in effect. Details –> https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7801/ (USFS) or https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2021/8/14/caldor-fire/ (CAL FIRE)
- Unified Command: NIMO (Team 2), IMT1 (CAL FIRE, Team 2) and IMT (CA Team 4).
- 4,029 total personnel
- 52 crews
- 249 engines
- 45 copters
- 34 dozers
- 70 water tenders
- Super Scoopers – dipping into Lake Tahoe
THREATENED – Threats are listed by different communities and what type of structures or valued assets in the area, if known.
- Multiple communities, structures and infrastructure
DAMAGE ASSESSMENT – Damage assessments are constantly ongoing. These are the current stats that include: structural loss, damaged, injuries to both first responders and citizens, as well as cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment expenses.
- 1,033 structures lost (residences, commercial and other)
- 81 structures damaged (homes, commercial, other)
- 5 injuries (fire personnel and civilians)
- $152 Million CTD
COMMUNITY RESOURCES – Incident Cooperators usually include all facets of infrastructure from fire response, law enforcement, government, utilities, human and animal services, public health, environmental, weather-related and community resources. Due to so many partners, we are only going to list resources for evacuees, those impacted directly/indirectly by the fire and others helping to make a difference and support those engaged on this incident.
- Wildlife Disaster Network – 800-942-6459 (injured wildlife)
- UC Davis Vet Med
- Gold Country Wildlife Rescue – 530-885-0862 (rescues)
- California Raptor Center
Gold Country Wildlife Rescue@GCWRescue·This little flying squirrel, who was found by a firefighter working the #CaldorFire, is feeling much better! He is more active and eating on his own now. Great progress! If you see a wildlife fire victim, please call the Wildlife Disaster Network at 1-800-942-6459.
- Grizzly Flats Community Service District
- Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless (@TahoeWarmRoom Twitter). 530-600-2822
- World Central Kitchen (@WCKitchen)
How You Can Make a Difference
- Starfield Vineyards – donating $1 for “every” bottle of Starfield win sold now through 9/14/2021 to the El Dorado Community Foundation. (starfieldivneyards.com)
- Greater Nevada CU – accepting donations of essential items to support impacted fire victims/evacuees/business owners/etc. Most effective way is to make monetary donations to the American Red Cross. Go to GNCu.org/RedCross
#CaldorFire #CAwildfires2021 #CAwildfires