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Caldor Fire

Unit Information

Eldorado National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
100 Forni RD Placerville California 95667
Placerville, CA 95667

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On October 25 at 7:00 a.m., the fire will transition to a local type 3 organization. October 24 marks the last day inciweb will be updated pending any significant changes in fire activity. Please refer to the Caldor Post-Fire BAER Inciweb page for further information on post fire activity treatments. 

On October 21, the Caldor Fire reached 100 percent containment. The fire was reported on August 14, 2021 and burned 221,835 acres. With over 400 miles of containment line on the landscape, the focus is 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.

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.

 All evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted as of October 4,2021.

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For updates related to PG&E work in the fire area, please visit: PG&E_WildFireRecovery



KNOW WHERE YOU CAN FLY: Drones pose a serious risk to firefighting and can cause air operations to cease. When drones interfere with firefighting efforts, a wildfire has the potential to grow larger and cause more damage. A FAA Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in effect and any private aircraft or drone that violates the TFR could face serious criminal charges. For more information on drones the public can visit the FAA’s website at “If you fly, we can’t!” 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSaturday August 14th, 2021 approx. 07:00 PM
LocationApproximately 16 miles northeast of Plymouth, CA.
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates38.586 latitude, -120.538 longitude

Current Situation

Size221,835 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Chaparral (6 feet)

Closed Timber Litter

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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