A fast-growing fire in northern California’s El Dorado County has injured two people and triggered evacuation orders, state fire service officials said Tuesday.
According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, both people were civilians who were injured in the area of the unincorporated Grizzly Flats and had to be transported by ambulance.
Updates on their terms were not immediately available.
The fire in Caldor began on Sunday and has grown to at least 6,500 acres, according to the latest information from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, which is tracking wildfires in the United States
Mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for the following areas:
- Pollock Pines east of Sly Park Road, south of Highway 50 to Ice House Road and north of Mormon Emigrant Trail including Jenkinson / Sly Park Lake
- All roads off Grizzly Flat Road and east of Mount Aukum Road in Somerset into the actual Grizzly Flats
- All roads off Happy Valley Road, east of Mount Aukum Road in Somerset to Sciaroni.
- Leoni Wiesen
- Saw Town Creek
- The Caldor area including the North South Road
- Dogtown Creek south of Caldor Road
- Barney Ridge east of Omo Ranch Road
- From Omo Ranch Road to North South Road
- Pi’Pi Valley to Armstrong Hill
Evacuation warnings have been issued in four other areas and several properties are open, including in the Cameron Park Community Services District at 2502 Country Club Drive in Cameron Park.
People with small animals are encouraged to call El Dorado County’s Animal Service at (530) 621-5795.
A large shelter is open for evacuation at Amador County Fairgrounds, 18621 Sherwood St., Plymouth. For more information on the large animal shelter, call (530) 621-5795 or (530) 647-6227.