Caldor Fire Links & Resources

Caldor Fire smoke plume over Lake Tahoe - 8.29.2021
As people return to Tahoe's south shore, we're overcome with gratitude that we have homes to return to. The tireless dedication of thousands - firefighters, first responders, emergency personnel, law enforcement and government officials - have protected our community. To accomplish this amazing feat, they utilized years of work that thinned forests, removed fuels, created defensible space around structures, and hardened homes. The combination of fire preparedness work from land managers and property owners, along with a heroic firefighting effort, improved our odds for success and helped prevent the worst.

Tragically, wildfire can’t always be stopped, no matter how well we prepare. To date, the Caldor Fire has destroyed hundreds of structures. Our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by this tragic event.

We’re not out of the woods just yet. Everyone should stay prepared in case a flare up changes the fire conditions and threat to the public. We urge those who live, work and play in the Tahoe Basin to stay informed, vigilant and ready to react as conditions of the Caldor Fire continue to change.

LATEST FIRE INFORMATION

EVACUATION ORDERS & WARNINGS

RETURNING HOME SAFELY AFTER EVACUATION

EMERGENCY ALERTS

DONATIONS

    • El Dorado Community Foundation created the Caldor Fire Fund to channel donations to families and individuals impacted by the fire. You can donate here.
    • The Barton Foundation created an Emergency Response Fund that's focused on assisting local families and individuals facing food insecurity challenges brought on by the Caldor Fire evacuations. You can donate here.
    • Community Disaster Resource Center (CDRC) is providing short-term emergency assistance, longer term aid, information, and other resources to South Lake Tahoe residents displaced by disaster. You can donate here.
    • American Red Cross is staffing evacuation centers and providing support for evacuees of the Caldor Fire. You can donate here.
    • Placer Food Bank is on the front lines of emergency food response/distribution to those impacted by the River and Caldor Fires. You can donate here.
    • Food Bank of Northern Nevada is offering food assistance for Caldor Fire evacuees. You can donate here.
    • Tahoe Prosperity Center, South Lake Brewing Company, Tahoe Chamber, South Tahoe Restaurant Association, and other restaurants and bars in South Lake Tahoe have created a donation fund to assist the community’s food and beverage workers currently in need of financial assistance. You can donate here.
    • Nevada Humane Society is accepting and distributing donations to other shelters accepting animals and pets. You can donate here.
    • Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care is providing critical support for injured and displaced animals. You can donate here.

INCIDENT BRIEFINGS

    • Watch CALFIRE's incident briefings held nightly at 5pm via Facebook Live and Zoom (Password: 868884).

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ROAD CLOSURES

AIR QUALITY

    • Look up the air quality index at a specific location using this online tool.
    • See Tahoe's smoke forecast using this interactive map.

NATIONAL FOREST & STATE PARK CLOSURES

Please be kind, compassionate and caring to one another as we work through this. Together, we will heal. Together, we will Keep Tahoe Blue.

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