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The Caldor Fire, which has been burning for over a week in Northern California, saw more containment gains as the fire continued to grow on Monday.
Over the weekend, fire crews were able to finally establish containment on the south end of the fire, after days of battling flames. In Cal Fire's Monday evening report, the fire is listed as 114,166 acres burned and is 9% contained.
There is still no reported cause for the fire, which has closed a a portion of Highway 50 from Sly Park to Meyers.
In an evening briefing, Operations Section Chief Eric Schwab said crews are still challenged by fire in the middle fork of the Cosumnes River and that no fire has crossed onto the other side of Sly Park Road.
In regard to Highway 50, Schwab said a spot fire that crossed highway over the weekend has grown to about 400 to 500 acres and is growing to the west. Crews have stopped northern and eastern spread on the spot fire.
Officials said that, if the fire goes north of Highway 50, the desolation wilderness is likely to slow the spread of the fire, since there is less continuous fuels and more rock in the area.
Since the fire started burning on Saturday, Aug. 14, 447 homes have been destroyed while nearly 18,000 structures are still threatened. Two people have been injured and roughly 25,000 people are still under evacuation in both El Dorado County.
Evacuations and Road Closures
Click HERE for in-depth evacuation orders and warnings in El Dorado County. For evacuation orders and warnings in Amador County, click HERE for the Amador County Sheriff's Facebook page and HERE for their website. For current state highway/route information visit roads.dot.ca.gov.
- Green Valley Community Church3500 Missouri Flat Road, Placerville, CA
- Evelynn Bishop Hall 701 Hwy 124, Ione, CA
- Rolling Hills Church 800 White Rock Road, El Dorado Hills, CA
- Douglas County Community Center 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, NV
Shelter Full -- Cameron Park CSD 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, CA
Temporary Evacuation Point -- Amador County Fairgrounds 18621 Sherwood Street, Plymouth, CA
Animal Evacuation Centers:
- El Dorado County Animal Services: Call (530)-621-5795 (Small animals)
- Large Animal Shelter Amador County Fairgrounds 18621 Sherwood St., Plymouth (530)621-5795 or (530)647-6227
- Saureel Vineyards (large animals) 1140 Cold Springs Road Placerville, CA (530) 621-5795
Accounts to follow
A map of evacuations from the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office is available below.
Structure Damage Map
A map of structural damage from the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office is available below.
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