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CALDOR FIRE: More evacuation orders downgraded Thursday

Hazy skies over South Lake Tahoe on Wednesday as crews work to contain the Caldor Fire.
Hazy skies over South Lake Tahoe on Wednesday as crews work to contain the Caldor Fire.(Alert Tahoe Camera - Heavenly)
Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 1:43 PM PDT|Updated: 5 hours ago
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EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. (KOLO) - SEPT. 16, 9:30 A.M. More evacuation orders were downgraded Thursday morning as crews continue to gain ground on the Caldor Fire.

The following evacuation orders have been downgraded to warnings in El Dorado County:

• South of Mormon Emigrant Trail to Highway 88 and west on Highway 88 to Hams Station.

• South of Highway 50 from Ice House Road to Silver Fork Road, to include the community of Kyburz and east of Mormon Emigrant Trail to Highway 88.

Evacuation warnings have been lifted in the following areas in Alpine County:

• (Zone 23) - Blue Lakes Rd. Upper Blue Lake, Burnside Lake & Rd.

- Forestdale Rd from Junction 88 to Upper Blue Lake

On Thursday, fire crews will continue to build containment on the fire by working west from Echo Lakes into Desolation Wilderness and continuing to construct line in the Trimmer Peak, Convict Meadows and Margaret Lake areas.

The fire remains at 219,267 acres with 71 percent containment.

SEPT. 15 8:30 P.M. Caldor Fire containment increased from 70 percent Wednesday morning to 71 percent Wednesday night. The fire remained 219,267 acres.

The weather was warm ad dry on Wednesday and a fire weather watch is expected this weekend with the arrival of high winds and continued high temperatures and low humidity.

Fire crews focused Wednesday on uncontained lines northwest of Caples Lake near Sayles Canyon, where fire behavior has been calm and most uncontained areas have a slow rate of fire spread.

They also worked to improve fire containment lines in the Desolation Wilderness area.

SEPT. 15, 1:30 P.M. More evacuation warnings and orders have been lifted in El Dorado County as containment grows on the Caldor Fire.

The following evacuation orders have been downgraded to warnings:

• Caldor – From Plummer Ridge south through North South Road including the western portions of Cat Creek and Lower Cat Creek Road.

The following evacuation warnings have been lifted:

Fallen Leaf B - North Fallen Leaf Lake • Cascade Lake • Tahoe Mountain residents, extending west to the border of Desolation Wilderness and south of Highway 89 • Spring Creek residents from Cathedral Road extending west to the middle of Fallen Leaf Lake.

Pioneer - North of Elks Club along Highway 50 and the west side Pioneer Trail, excluding the residences west of the airport • All residences accessed from Hekpa Drive, Jicarilla Drive, Susquehana Drive, Washoan and Glen Eagles Road • Neighborhoods of Golden Bear, Cold Creek Trail, High Meadows, and Marshall Trail.

The fire has burned 219,267 acres and is 70 percent contained.

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