Caldor Fire Experiences Aggressive Growth in Northern California
August 19, 2021
Office of California Governor Newsom (Governor Newsom Proclaims State of Emergency in El Dorado County Due to Caldor Fire)
Approximate impacted areas:
– Grizzly Flats (El Dorado County, 95636)
– Omo Ranch (El Dorado County, 95684)
– Pollock Pines (El Dorado County, 95726)
– Somerset (El Dorado County, 95684)
NOTE: This has NOT yet been declared a FEMA Major Disaster.
(CNN) The Caldor Fire burning in California has grown 24 times its size in two days, forcing another 10,000 residents to evacuate.
Fueled by wind and dry conditions, the fire burning in El Dorado County swelled to 62,586 acres Wednesday and is 0% contained, according to Cal Fire. The fire was sparked Saturday and the cause is unknown.
“The unfortunate thing is that these fires continue to get bigger,” Cal Fire Director Thom Porter said Wednesday at a news conference. “But we’re surging resources into communities to protect and reduce the impact.”
The fast-moving fire continued to burn through “several steep drainages with the aid of the large amounts of dry vegetation,” causing even more evacuations, Cal Fire said Wednesday.
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