California’s Caldor Fire is Now 100% Contained

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Thanks to the brave efforts of firefighters and first responders, the Caldor Fire is now 100% contained.

On October 21, the Caldor Fire reached 100 percent containment. Great Basin Incident Management Team 7 took command of the Caldor Fire on Tuesday, October 12. The fire was reported on August 14, 2021 and burned 221,835 acres. With over 400 miles of containment line on the landscape, Team 7 will focus on repair work efforts to remove hazardous trees and slash from high-use areas, clear culverts and repair dozer and hand line to limit potential resource issues. Repair and rehabilitation work related to the Caldor Fire will continue for quite a while. A large number of forest personnel will be tasked with continuing the repair and rehabilitation for the foreseeable future.

Announced this am by the USFS: the Caldor Fire is 100% contained as of today! #caldorfire2021 #caldorfire #tahoesouth

Posted by South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue on Thursday, 21 October 2021

The fire is located within El Dorado and Amador counties in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. The fire burned through Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood ski resorts and caused several evacuations in the Lake Tahoe area.

The fire will continue to creep and smolder within the fire area long into the winter. The public can expect to see smoke and possible single and/or group tree torching. Other dangers in the fire area include fire weakened hazard trees, heavy fuels that continue to smolder, stump holes, loose rock and debris on steep slopes, and hazmat from burned structures.

Latest information on Caldor Fire. Credit: InciWeb

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