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Update – Evacuations for El Dorado County (September 15, 2021)

WHEN: Effective Immediately
WHERE: 
El Dorado County
Evacuation Order Update: 
The following Evacuation warnings have been lifted in El Dorado County:

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.


Update – Evacuation Order Downgraded for El Dorado County (September 15, 2021)

WHEN: Effective Immediately
WHERE: 
El Dorado County
Evacuation Order Update: 
The following Evacuation Orders have been downgraded to Evacuation Warnings in
El Dorado County:

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


Updated Evacuation Orders and Road Closures for Alpine County (September 14, 2021)

WHEN: Effective at 10:00 AM September 14, 2021
WHERE: Alpine County
Road Closure & Conditions Update: Highway 88 has reopened from Pickett’s Junction to Kirkwood Meadows Dr.
– Highway 88 from Kirkwood Meadows Drive Westbound will remain closed at this time due to fire activity.

Evacuation orders remain in effect for Alpine County:
Evacuation Warnings have been updated to include the following areas in Alpine County:

  1. Highway 88 Pickett’s Junction south to Kirkwood and the Alpine/Amador County Line (Zone 19 & Zone 20)
    • All areas to the west of Highway 88
      • Red Lake, Caples Lake, Kirkwood
    • Wilderness and forested areas south of 88 and west of Blue Lakes
      • Sisters, Fourth of July Peak, Fourth of July Canyon, Devils Corral, Winnemucca Lake, Frog Lake, Emigrant Peak, Elephants Back
  2. Highway 89 at Pickett’s Junction west to the Alpine/El Dorado County Line (Zone 21a)
  3. Pickett’s Junction Northeast to Fay Luther Canyon (Zone 22a)
    • Horse Thief Canyon to Fay Luther Canyon
  4. Blue Lakes Rd. Upper Blue Lake, Burnside Lake & Rd., Elephant’s Graveyard, “The Patch” (Zone 23)
    • Forestdale Rd from Junction 88 to Upper Blue Lake

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

  1. Highway 89 Pickett’s Junction East Bound to Junction Highway 88 & Highway 89 (Zone 21b)
    • Crystal Springs
    • Woodfords (North/West of Highway 88)
    • Sorenson’s
  2. Mesa Vista West of Highway 88 to Fay Luther Canyon California/Nevada Stateline
    (Zone 22b)

NO warnings are in place for the following Alpine County areas as this time:
Woodfords
Mesa Vista
Alpine Village
Sierra Pines
Hung-A-Lel-Ti
Diamond Valley Rd.
Carson River Rd.
Markleeville
Markleevillage
Pleasant Valley
Carson Ridge
Bear Valley
Lake Alpine
East Carson Corridor
Monitor Pass

NOTES:
A mandatory evacuation order is defined as an immediate threat to life. Alpine County Sheriff’s Office will notify you via reverse 911.This is a lawful order to leave now. The area is lawfully closed to public access. An evacuation warning is defined as a potential threat to life and/or property. Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should leave now.
Safety Message:
The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation orders and warnings. A reminder to drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. There will be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at any time you feel unsafe, please call 911.

Fire Information & Public Information
Incident Information Line: 530-303-2455
Media Line: 530-497-0315
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Questions Regarding Alpine County Evacuations & Re-Entry
JT Chevallier
Public Information Officer
Alpine County
530-721-1339
jchevallier@alpinecountyca.gov


Evacuation Orders Downgraded (September 14, 2021 10am)

WHEN: Effective Immediately
WHERE: El Dorado County
Evacuation Order Update:
The following Evacuation Orders have been downgraded to Evacuation Warnings in El Dorado County:
• Crystal Basin B: From Ice House Road east to the border of desolation wilderness and from the Placer County line, south to Granite Springs Road and the area south of Granite Springs Road to Highway 50 at Wrights Lake Road
The following Evacuation Warnings have been lifted in El Dorado County:
• Crystal Basin A: West of Ice House Road, from the Placer County line, South to Highway 50 and East of Junction Reservoir.
• The area of Happy Valley Road from Mt Aukum Road to Cosumnes Mine Road.
REMINDER: There is still a temporary Emergency Closure in effect for the Eldorado National Forest through the end of September. This closure includes all National Forest Service lands, roads (including Mormon Emigrant Trail) and trails within the Eldorado National Forest. See Forest Order 03-21-14 for more information. To request access to private lands within the warning area, accessible via closed Forest Service roads, please contact your local Forest Service District Office. The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is closed under the Regional Emergency Closure of all National Forests in California. See the Regional Order for more information. Recreation residences and other permittees should contact their permit administrator for questions regarding access when their area becomes open for repopulation. Repopulation consists of complex coordination between fire, law enforcement, public works, and utilities to ensure the safety of residents and fire responders alike. The public is reminded to stay vigilant on current fire conditions. Please continue to adhere to road closures and any evacuation orders and warnings. A reminder to drive slowly and yield to emergency personnel in the area. There will be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue firefighting operations. If at any time you feel unsafe, please call 911. For tips on returning home after wildfire visit: Returning Home Checklist – Ready for Wildfire

WEST ZONE Situation Summary:

It was hazy across the fire area overnight as smoke from other fires drifted northward. The winds were generally light (5 to 10 mph) diurnal and drainage driven. Fuels will continue to smolder and creep in the surface fuels within the interior islands and pockets of timber. Increasing winds will raise the potential for more active fire behavior in the unburned islands and timber stringers. Areas of the fire have experienced needle and leaf drop which may allow creeping fire through this layer. Over the next operational period, fire fighters will look to continue to construct control lines and mitigate hazard in and around communities and roadways to “make safe” for repopulation efforts.

To better provide public and firefighter safety due to extreme fire conditions throughout Northern California, and strained firefighter resources throughout the country, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing a temporary closure of all National Forests in California. The closure order can be found at: //tinyurl.com/USFSClosure.

EAST ZONE Situation Summary:

Weather was favorable overnight, with cold and moderately humid conditions and winds from the south/southwest at gusts of up to 20 mph.
Overnight, firefighters continued to improve and secure contained sections of fireline, with the highest priorities being tactical patrol in populated areas to provide service should any heat or smoke remain, while holding and maintaining sections of line around Christmas Valley and Echo Lakes. Multiple crews remained spiked out near Echo Lakes and Caples Lake to provide ease of access for their shift.

Today, 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.

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