2021 Caldor Fire Updates


***As of 9/20/2021 at 9:00 AM.


The Caldor Fire started at 08/14/21 12:00 AM.

Learn more about acres burned and percent contained here

Status Updates

As of 7:00 a.m., September 17, 2021, command of the Caldor Fire has been transitioned to a single Incident Management Team – California Interagency Incident Management Team 12, Michael Nobles as Incident Commander. The West and East Zones of the fire have been consolidated into one and CALFIRE Amador Unit is a cooperating agency, providing a Type 3 organization to manage the State land jurisdiction of the fire.

For future updates on the Caldor Fire visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7801/

Evacuation Zone Map

USFS Forest Information

    • El Dorado National Forest: The Eldorado National Forest forest-wide closure (03-21- 14) remains in effect until September 30. Access and orders will be refined over time. MORE: https://www.fs.usda.gov/eldorado/
    • LTBMU: The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit closure order (19-21-05) remains ineffect for the following backcountry areas: Desolation Wilderness, Meiss
      Country, Barker Pass and McKinney/Rubicon through Sep. 19, 2021. Access and orders will be refined over time. MORE: https://www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu/

Donations for residents affected by the fire can be made at:

Red Cross – https://www.redcross.org/local/california/gold-country.html

General Assigned Resources:

Mutual Aid and Pre-Positioning:

Total Local Government Water Tenders: 1

Total Local Government Team Task Force: 1

EMAC Personnel: 39 (Oklahoma: 5; Washington: 34)

EMAC Engines: 10 (Washington)

EMAC Aircraft: 1 MEDEVAC (Mississippi)