Caldor fire updates regarding evacuation orders, warnings and road closures for Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Evacuation Warnings – Effective immediately for Douglas County, Nevada (7:30 p.m.)

Douglas County is asking the following communities to be on the alert and start preparing for possible evacuations. Evacuations have not been ordered for the following areas at this time; however, it is possible that evacuation warnings will turn into evacuation orders in the near future. The potentially affected communities are:

Douglas County, NV – Evacuation Warning

The following area is affected: Zone 2 Any house or property located on Foothill Road from Centerville Lane north to Muller. This area includes the valley side of Kingsbury Grade and all the houses accessed by Foothill Road between Centerville Lane and Muller Lane.

These communities are urged to be on the alert and to start preparing for possible evacuations. No evacuations have been ordered yet, but evacuation orders are possible in the near future and road closures are imminent. Please stay alert, pay attention to emergency phone alerts, and have a plan in place.

Security message: Have a transportation plan for animals and livestock. Think about what fuel, medicine, souvenirs, documents, and groceries you might need. Think about loved ones on oxygen or anyone who might need help leaving their home. Living with Fire has a forest fire escape checklist for reference. To view, visit the following link: https://www.livingwithfire.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Evacuation-Checklist-2020-one-page.pdf

In the event of an evacuation, you will receive an emergency alert notification on your phone and rescuers may ask you to leave your home. It is not recommended to wait for someone to come to your home. If you do not feel safe, leave the area. If you do not have a cell phone or landline, please keep in touch with your friends, neighbors, colleagues and family.

Evacuation shelters:

  • Douglas County Community and Seniors Center – Douglas County residents only 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, NV
  • Reno Sparks Convention Center
    4590 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV
  • Lyon County Exhibition Center – Dry camp only
    100 95A East, Yerington, NV
  • Dayton Event Center / Rodeo Grounds – Dry camping only
    500 Schaad Lane, Dayton, NV

Animal shelters:

• the Reno Sparks convention center
4590 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV
* Crates and limited space for pets

  • Lyon County Exhibition Center – Dry camp only
    100 95A East, Yerington, NV
  • Dayton Event Center / Rodeo Grounds – Dry camping only
    500 Schaad Lane, Dayton, NV
  • Caldor Fire in Douglas County
    920 Pinenut Road, Gardnerville, NV

Updated Evacuation Orders, Warnings & Road Closures – Effective Immediately for Alpine County (4:45 PM)

Alpine County Evacuation Orders:

Highway 88 to Forestdale Road. West of Forestdale Road and south to the Pacific Crest Trail junction. West of the Pacific Crest Trail to the Summit City Canyon Trail. West of the Summit City Canyon Trail and south to the El Dorado / Stanislaus National Forest Line. El Dorado / Stanislaus national forest line west to the Alpine and Amador counties line.

North of Hwy 88, along the Alpine / EI Dorado County line and Armstrong Summit to the Nevada state line. West of the state of Nevada south to Luther Creek. Northwest of Luther Creek to Woodfords. North of Hwy 88 and Hwy 89 to Alpine / EI Dorado County line.

Alpine County Evacuation Warnings:

  • North of Hwy 89 from Woodfords due north to Luther Creek at the state limit of Nevada.
  • East of Forestdale Road and south to the Pacific Crest Trail junction.
  • East of the Pacific Crest Trail to the Summit City Canyon Trail.
  • East of Summit City Canyon Trail and south to the El Dorado / Stanislaus National Forest Line.
  • El Dorado / Stanislaus National Forest Line east to the northern edge of Upper Blue Lakes.
  • North of the northwest edge of Upper Blue Lake to the southern aspect of Hawkins Peak and to the Woodfords junction.
  • South of Highway 88 at Woodfords Junction to Forestdale Road

REMARKS: All previous evacuation orders and warnings remain in effect. A mandatory evacuation order is defined as an immediate threat to life. It’s a legal order to leave now. The area is legally closed to public access. An evacuation warning is defined as a potential threat to life and / or property. Those who need more time to evacuate and those with pets and livestock should leave now.

Evacuation Orders – Effective immediately for Douglas County, Nevada (4:00 PM)

The following evacuation orders are issued for the areas below.

The following affected communities in Douglas County, Nevada (excluding Stateline Casinos) are:

  • Upper Kingsbury (South)
  • Upper Kingsbury (North)
  • Kingsbury Center
  • Lower Kingsbury
  • Round Hill area and roads including Lower Elks Point
  • Lake village
  • Lower Olivers, Kahle Drive area and roads

These evacuation orders will include areas from Highway 50 to Lake Parkway, east to Elks Point Road (excluding Stateline Casinos) and National Road 207 (Kingsbury Grade) from Highway 50 to Tramway Drive, including all area roads north and south of Kingsbury Grade.

Nevada Department of Transportation – Road Closures:

The following are soft road closures. which means that the roads are open to residents and employees who must enter the area to access their homes or work.

  • US 50 going west (into the Tahoe Basin) to Spooner Jct. (S. Carson Street 8, 50)
  • SR 207 westbound to Foothill Rd (intersection at bottom of Kingsbury Grade)
  • SR 28 and US 50 Jct. Westbound on 50

These communities are urged to be on the alert and to start preparing for possible evacuations. No evacuation has been ordered yet, but evacuation orders are possible in the near future and road closures are imminent. Please stay alert, pay attention to emergency phone alerts, and have a plan in place.

Security message: Have a transportation plan for animals and livestock. Think about what fuel, medicine, souvenirs, documents, and groceries you might need. Think about loved ones on oxygen or anyone who might need help leaving their home. Living with Fire has a forest fire escape checklist for reference. To view, visit the following link: https://www.livingwithfire.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Evacuation-Checklist-2020-one-page.pdf

In the event of an evacuation, you will receive an emergency alert notification on your phone and rescuers may ask you to leave your home. It is not recommended to wait for someone to come to your home. If you do not feel safe, leave the area. If you do not have a cell phone or landline, please keep in touch with your friends, neighbors, colleagues and family.

Evacuation shelters:

  • Douglas County Community and Seniors Center – Douglas County residents only 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, NV
  • Reno Sparks Convention Center
    4590 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV
  • Lyon County Exhibition Center – Dry camp only
    100 95A East, Yerington, NV
  • Dayton Event Center / Rodeo Grounds – Dry camping only
    500 Schaad Lane, Dayton, NV

Animal shelters:

• the Reno Sparks convention center
4590 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV
* Crates and limited space for pets

  • Lyon County Exhibition Center – Dry camp only
    100 95A East, Yerington, NV
  • Dayton Event Center / Rodeo Grounds – Dry camping only
    500 Schaad Lane, Dayton, NV
  • Caldor Fire in Douglas County
    920 Pinenut Road, Gardnerville, NV

For more information, scan the QR code above or visit https://linktr.ee/imt6

Source: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
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Updated Evacuation Orders, Warnings and Road Closures – Effective Immediately for Alpine County

Alpine County Evacuation Orders:

August 31, 2021 – Highway 88 at Forestdale Road. West of Forestdale Road and south to the Pacific Crest Trail junction. West of the Pacific Crest Trail to Fire calSummit City Canyon Trail. West of Summit City Canyon Trail and south to the El Dorado / Stanislaus National Forest Line. El Dorado / Stanislaus national forest line west to the Alpine and Amador counties line.

North of Hwy 88, along the Alpine County / El Dorado line and Armstrong Summit to the Nevada state line. West of the state of Nevada south to Luther Creek. Northwest of Luther Creek to Woodfords. North of Route 88 and Route 89 to the Alpine / El Dorado County line.

Alpine County Evacuation Warnings:

  • North of Hwy 89 from Woodfords due north to Luther Creek at the state limit of Nevada.
  • East of Forestdale Road and south to the Pacific Crest Trail junction.
  • East of the Pacific Crest Trail to the Summit City Canyon Trail.
  • East of Summit City Canyon Trail and south to the El Dorado / Stanislaus National Forest Line.
  • El Dorado / Stanislaus National Forest Line east to the northern edge of Upper Blue Lakes.
  • North of the northwest edge of Upper Blue Lake to the southern aspect of Hawkins Peak and to the Woodfords junction.
  • South of Highway 88 at Woodfords Junction to Forestdale Road

REMARKS: All previous evacuation orders and warnings remain in effect. A mandatory evacuation order is defined as an immediate threat to life. It’s a legal order to leave now. The area is legally closed to public access.

An evacuation warning is defined as a potential threat to life and / or property. Those who need more time to evacuate and those with pets and livestock should leave now.

Security message: The public is reminded to remain vigilant on the current fire conditions. Please continue to obey road closures and all evacuation orders and warnings. A reminder to drive slowly and give way to emergency personnel in the area. There will be smoke in the respective areas as firefighters continue with firefighting operations. If at any time you feel unsafe, please call 911.

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