Mandatory evacuations for Kingsbury Grade residents were lifted around noon Saturday, according to Douglas County.
While residents living near the state line at Lake Tahoe are still under a warning, they are allowed to return to their homes, the county said.
Evacuations have also been lifted for portions of Lake Tahoe in Douglas County north of Kingsbury. The entire City of South Lake Tahoe remains under mandatory evacuations.
An evacuation warning for residents of Foothill Road between Muller and Centerville lanes has also been lifted.
Checkpoints on Highway 50 at Elks Point Road and Kingsbury Grade are being removed, with screening occurring at Highway 50 and Lake Parkway.
Douglas County residents will be permitted past checkpoints at Highway 50 and 395, Highway 28 and at the base of Kingsbury Grade.
“For residents returning back to their homes, Douglas County has created a resource web page and repopulation documents,” County Spokeswoman Melissa Blosser said.
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Evacuees have left the Douglas County Community & Senior Center, which is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday.
As evacuation orders in Douglas County begin to lift, the Nevada Division of Emergency Management and the Nevada Department of Wildlife urge caution when driving to and in the affected areas.
Just as residents have, wildlife have also been displaced by the Caldor fire. As animals continue to make their way east, residents should drive slow and with extreme caution, as animals don’t know the difference between pavement and terrain. These animals will be stressed and scared, and drivers can help wildlife and reduce the chance for conflict by:
• Slow down, stay alert and be extra cautious.
• Watch for wildlife crossing roadways, even in areas where they may not normally cross.
• Give animals space and avoid contact with them.