Growing Caldor Fire Prompts Evacuation Order in California


A rapidly expanding wildfire in Northern California urged residents of El Dorado County to force evacuation orders on Monday.

The Cardor fire broke out on Saturday night in the Omoranchi area, about 60 miles east of Sacramento, according to the El Dorado division of the US Forest Department. Over 240 firefighters have been deployed to contain the fire. It has grown to over 2,200 acres since then and was contained at zero percent on Monday.

“Night fire extinguishing activities and difficult terrain have made access to the fire difficult,” the Sheriff’s Office in El Dorado said in a statement. “The fire burned very actively all night.”

Authorities issued an evacuation order within a 1.5-mile radius of the Caldor fire. These directives were upgraded from evacuation alerts to directives to residents of Leoni Meadows and the Big Mountains on Monday.

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NS Increasing threat of Dixie fire, With the biggest burning flame in the United States Second largest In California history 39,000 customers in 16 counties According to Pacific Gas and Electric, the state’s largest power company, losing power to prevent wildfires.

Most of the shutoffs will occur in two counties, including Butte, one of the four counties where a large Dixie fire burned about 570,000 acres, Utility said. As of Monday, the fire was 31 percent contained.