Cal OES Prepositions Firefighting Resources, Personnel in El Dorado County as Extreme Fire Conditions Persist


Amid dangerous fire conditions, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has strategically prepositioned critical fire resources and personnel in El Dorado County. Just days ago, Cal OES had prepositioned resources in 23 counties in one of the largest preposition events in state history due to ongoing extreme fire threats.

The prepositioned fire resources include:

El Dorado County: 2 Local Government Type 2 Water Tenders

In addition to prepositioning resources due to fire concerns, Cal OES also had prepositioned augmentation resources for rapid lifesaving response and support in Imperial, San Bernardino, San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties in advance of potential flash flooding from heavy rainfall and mud flows in burn scar areas resulting from Tropical Storm Kay.

The public is urged to remain aware of their surrounding conditions and to avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry vegetation. The public is also reminded to have an emergency plan in place, emergency preparedness kits at home and vehicles full of fuel. Sign-up for emergency alerts, listen to local authorities and warnings, and be prepared to evacuate if necessary.

The Cal OES Warning Center and State Operations Center will monitor conditions and be ready for further resource requests as necessary.

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