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Caldor Fire Update – Douglas County NV now on Alert

Written by sierrarecmagazine

After 6pm tonight the Caldor Fire did Cross HWY 89 in Lake Tahoe (Christmas Valley near Myers).

South Lake Tahoe NV, August 30, 2021 – 10:00pm – The Worst case scenario has played out tonight in south Tahoe. The Caldor fire driven by high winds and plenty of fuel today crested the Echo summit and threw various spot fires across the Christmas Valley canyon.

Video Shown by ABC10 confirms that the fire has indeed crossed Route 89 in Christmas Valley in several locations with one spot near Santa Claus Lane quickly turning into a Crown fire headed uphill just behind Meyers.

Video Production from ABC10 News tonight live from Lake Tahoe

After this Douglas County Nevada released a press release placing residence in douglas County Nevada in the south Lake adn Kingsbury grade region on alert for possible evacuations.

Douglas county is asking the following communities to be on alert and start preparing for potential evacuations. Evacuations have not been ordered at this time, in Douglas County, however theere is potential for evacuations orders in near future.

The communities possibly affected include:

  • Upper Kingsbury (South)
  • Upper Kingsbury (North)
  • Central Kingsbury
  • Lower Kingsbury
  • Round Hill Region
  • Lake Village
  • Lower Olivers, Kale Drive region

The evacuation warnings will include areas from Highway 50 at Lake Parkway, east to Elks Point road (Excluding Stateline Casinos, State Route 50 to Tramway Drive, including all areas North and South of Kingsbury grade.

Douglas County is asking residents to stay vilagant, pay attention to emergency phone alerts.

The Nevada Department of Transportation is Closing the following routes:

Nevada Roads Closures

– US 50 West Bound at Spooner Jct (S. Carson St & 50)

– SR 207 West Bound at Foothill Rd

– SR 28 and US 50 Jct West Bound on 50

Have a transportation plan for animals and livestock. Think about fuel, medications, keepsakes, and groceries you might need. Think about your loved ones on oxygen or anyone who may need assistance leaving their home. Living with Fire has a Wildfire Evacuation Checklist for reference. To view, visit the following link: tahoelivingwithfire.comShould evacuations occur, you will receive an emergency alert notification on your phone, and may be asked to leave your home by emergency responders. It is not recommended to wait for someone to visit your home. If you feel unsafe, leave the area. If you do not have a cell phone or landline, please keep in contact with friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family.Evacuation Shelters:• Truckee Veterans Hall10214 High Street, Truckee, CA 96161• Douglas County Community Center Shelter is at capacity1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, NV• Carson City Community Center 851 E. William Street, Carson City, NV-Dayton Event Center/Rodeo Grounds – Dry Camp Only500 Schaad LaneDayton, NV*Has room for 100-150 recreational vehicles.-Lyon County Fair Grounds – Dry Camp Only 100 95A EastYerington, NV *Has room for 200+ recreational vehicles and can also house large animals at the fairgroundsAnimal Shelters• Fuji Park601 Old Clear Creek Road, Carson City, NV 89701 (small and large)• Douglas County Fairgrounds920 Pine nut Road, Gardnerville, NV 89410Information about the Caldor Fire can be received here:• Inciweb• Eldorado County Caldor Fire Website:• CAL FIRE Daily YouTube Updates for the most up-to-date information at 7:00AM daily.• CAL FIRE Daily Community Zoom Meetings to join updates conducted by CAL FIRE• Douglas County Nevada Caldor Fire webpage:…/current…/caldor_fire• Douglas County Facebook:• Douglas County Twitter:** This situation continues to evolve, please check the website and respond to emergency personnel accordingly**

Kirkwood Region Updates

We have also seen video tonight on ABC 10 of confirmed fire spots that have crossed HWY 88 between Kirkwood and Silver Lake.

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