Around half-million gallons of water have been dropped on the Caldor Fire in an effort to slow it down as it burns on several fronts from Placerville to South Lake Tahoe.
The fire saw the fourth straight day of declining growth, firefighters said on Friday morning.
Fire mapping as of 8 a.m. Friday showed the Caldor Fire was burning in the Lake Tahoe Basin, but had yet to cross the state line into Nevada.
Containment on the fire increased to 29 percent as more than 4,400 firefighters worked to slow it down. The fire has so far consumed 332 square miles and more than 660 homes.
Full containment on the fire was set back two weeks to Sept. 27 on Friday. An earlier report that it was Oct. 13 was revised back to September.
Residents of Kingsbury Grade in Douglas County remain under a mandatory evacuation. Regions of Lake Tahoe in Douglas County north of Round Hill have not been evacuated.
On Thursday, the Safeway in Round Hill announced it was reopening and will be filling prescriptions.
“At this time that area is removed from the order. Businesses in the Round Hill area are essential infrastructure serving the needs of the community and are not under immediate threat,” Douglas County reported on Thursday afternoon.
Residents along Foothill Road in Carson Valley remain under a warning to be prepared for evacuation should the fire reach the Nevada state line. At that point, residents north of Muller Lane along Foothill Road and north to Genoa would be alerted to the possibility that they may be subject to evacuation.
In Alpine County, the fire continues to threaten Kirkwood. Residents north of Highway 88 are under an evacuation warning east of Pickett’s Junction.
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