Caldor fire continues to burn in California

USDA Forest Service, Cal Fire

Caldor fire size reached over 104k acres. Nine National Forests closed temporarily.

Where: CA

The Facts

On August 22nd at 7 PM, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) reported that the Caldor Fire had reached a size of 104,309 acres with 5% containment.

According to the Incident Update, southwest winds earlier in the morning resulted in increased fire activity. The Northeast portion of the Caldor Fire grew for up to a mile due to wind and spotting.

Cal Fire stated, “Fire-damaged timber continues to release in all areas causing rollout and ember cast. Ignitions are established easily in the very dry receptive fuel bed.”

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region ordered the temporary closure of nine National Forests from August 22nd through September 6th due to extreme fire conditions in Northern CA.

National Forests under the directive include Klamath National Forest, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Lassen National Forest, Mendocino National Forest, Modoc National Forest, Plumas National Forest, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Six Rivers National Forest, and Tahoe National Forest.

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