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Caldor Fire grows, making evacuation necessary

Caldor Fire

The Dixie and Caldor Fires grow. The Caldor Fire spread towards Highway 50.

Where: California

The Facts

The Caldor Fire demonstrated extreme behavior and burnt through 75,845 acres – It is 0% contained.

The main spread of the fire was in a northeasterly direction towards Highway 50.

A Caltrans update said Highway 50 was set to be closed between Sly Park Road and Meyers – Mandatory evacuations were in place between Sly Park and Strawberry.

To the north of the Caldor Fire, the Dixie Fire swelled to 705,000 acres. It is still only 35% contained.

The blaze has been affected by changing winds in the past few days.

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