Douglas County Commissioners declared a state of emergency as a precautionary action due to the Caldor Fire burning in parts of Amador and El Dorado Counties.
Mandatory evacuations are underway at Lake Tahoe in Douglas County.
The declaration will be submitted to the state and will allow regional partners to speed up the delivery of resources required to respond more effectively to the emergency and meet the needs of the community.
Many federal, state, and local government agencies including Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, East Fork Fire, Douglas County, and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office as well as organizations and businesses are cooperating to respond to the fire. Evacuations have occurred in Amador, Alpine and El Dorado Counties, to include South Lake Tahoe, and Douglas County communities around the area have been warned about potential evacuations.
The Douglas County Commissioners delegate the authority to Douglas County Sheriff Daniel Coverley to compel the mandatory evacuation of any persons impacted or threatened by the Caldor Fire within Douglas County.