New Evacuations Ordered As Caldor Fire Continues To Threaten Lake Tahoe


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Lake Tahoe is now at risk and new evacuations have been ordered as the Caldor Fire continues to grow.

CAL FIRE has ordered the following evacuations:

El Dorado County

  • Desolation Wilderness from the watershed ridge to the CA ENF/CA TMU wilderness boundary. From the El Dorado/Placer county line to Echo Lakes.

Alpine County

  • Highway 89 south, from Luther Pass Road to the Pickets Junction (Highway 88). West on Highway 88 to Kirkwood. South to include Kirkwood Ski Resort and Caples Lake.

New evacuation warnings:

El Dorado County

  • The remaining area of the Lake Tahoe Basin. From the Alpine/El Dorado county line, north along the California/Nevada state line to Lake Tahoe. North along the waters edge to the El Dorado/Placer county line. West along the El Dorado/Placer county line to McKinney Lake.

Alpine County

  • Highway 88 at Forestdale Road. West of Forestdale Road and south to the Pacific Crest Trail Crossing. West of the Pacific Crest Trail to the Summit City Canyon Trail. West of Summit City Canyon Trail and south to the El Dorado / Stanislaus National Forest Line. El Dorado / Stanislaus National Forest Line west to the Alpine and Amador County line.
  • South of Armstrong Summit to Woodfords to Forestdale Road, north of Highway 88 and Highway 89 to Armstrong Summit.

A Nevada evacuation shelter has been set up here:

  • Douglas County Community Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, NV.

The Caldor Fire is currently 13% contained and has burned a total of 163,387 acres.

See the full list of evacuation orders, warnings and more information on the Caldor Fire here.


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