The Caldor Fire started August 14, 2021 near Little Mountain, south of Pollock Pines in El Dorado County. Governor Sisolak has signed a Declaration of Emergency and the Douglas
County Board of Commissioners has declared a State of Emergency in response to
the Caldor Fire. For additional information: https://bit.ly/2V9p91N
Nevada Situational Reports
California Incident Updates
- Eldorado National Forest Closure: The forest is temporarily closed through September 30. Forest Order 03-21-14
- Pacific Southwest Region - Emergency Forest Closure 21-07 - Temporary closure of California National Forests through September 17.
- Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest has closed their forest in the fire area.
Nevada Fire Links
California Fire Links
This Guide is intended
to provide state, tribal, and local public health
officials with information they need to be prepared
for smoke events and, when wildfire smoke is
present, to communicate health risks and take
measures to protect the public.
Volunteer and Donate
After a disaster, people come together to help. To make the most of your contributions, it’s important to follow guidelines for donating and volunteering responsibly.
County and State officials are not taking in donations at this time. We are asking the public in kind donations: Blood, Time and Money.
The evacuation centers currently have enough to provide for the evacuees during their stay. The Douglas County Food Closet is also offering services to those in need or who have been displaced due to the fire.
Mental Health and Fire Recovery
Over the course of a lifetime it is common to be exposed to
a traumatic event. The Caldor Fire could be one of these events. In response to
these types of situations, some people may develop traumatic stress, a normal
response to an abnormal event.
After a fire, your sense of security can also be lost
and that can significantly disrupt the normality of daily life. You should not
underestimate the challenge of evacuation, relocation, and rebuilding after a
The American Red Cross established a hotline for
residents who have experienced significant emotional distress to the Caldor
Fire. Please reach out at 1-800-Red-Cross for help.
Nevada Resilience Project
The Nevada Resilience Project is here to support families and individuals experiencing struggles and
challenges due to the Caldor Fire. Our Resilience Ambassadors provide education, information, counseling,
and resource navigation while promoting healthy coping, empowerment, and resilience.
COVID-19 Prevention and Management During Wildland Fire Operations
This page provides wildland fire personnel quick, singe-point access to COVID-19 prevention and management information pertinent to wildland fire operations. As always, all wildland fire personnel are responsible for ensuring compliance with home-agency direction.
How to spot, stop, and report post-disaster scams
Here are ways to help you avoid common post-disaster scams.
- Be skeptical of anyone promising immediate clean-up and debris removal. Some may quote outrageous prices, demand payment up-front, or lack the skills needed.
- Check them out. Before you pay, ask for IDs, licenses, and proof of insurance. Don’t believe any promises that aren’t in writing.
- Never pay by wire transfer, gift card, cryptocurrency, or in cash. And never make the final payment until the work is done and you’re satisfied.
- Guard your personal information. Only scammers will say they’re a government official and then demand money or your credit card, bank account, or Social Security number.
- Know that FEMA doesn’t charge application fees. If someone wants money to help you qualify for FEMA funds, that’s probably a scam.
- Be wise to rental listing scams. Steer clear of people who tell you to wire money or ask for security deposits or rent before you’ve met or signed a lease.
- Spot disaster-related charity scams. Scammers will often try to make a quick profit from the misfortune of others. Check out the FTC’s advice on donating wisely and avoiding charity scams.
Recovery and Coping
In the middle of a crisis, it can become difficult to take care of yourself with so many other worries preoccupying your mind. However, this is a good time to think about your personal resiliency, healing and a sense of normality. Some self-care strategies you may want to consider are:
Practicing proven stress-reduction techniques, such as:
- Regular exercises, meditation, and deep breathing.
- Allowing yourself to feel bad, cry, and release negative emotions in a healthy manner.
- Giving yourself permission to feel good. You can have periods of joy even when coping with loss.
- Making small decisions daily in order to feel in control of your life once more.
- Putting off major life decisions, such as switching jobs, if possible.
- Lowering your expectations of what you “should be doing.”
- Not isolating yourself too much.
- Spending time with people is healthy in recovery.
- Talking with friends and family.
- Taking advantage of community support.
- Focusing on what you are thankful for in spite of your loss.
- Staying away from mood-altering substances, such as alcohol and other drugs.
- Getting plenty of rest when possible and maintain a normal sleep/wake cycle.
- Eating well-balanced meals.
It is common for people to experience several stages of adjustment including shock, anger, depression, and hopelessness. Ultimately, however, people can reach a stage of acceptance and become able to move beyond disbelief, bitterness, and sadness. Positive feelings can begin to re-emerge as the focus shifts towards the future. Safety, security, and comfort are regained, and life moves forward once again.
Children, and adolescents can react in a variety of ways when dealing with a fire including experiencing anxiety, nightmares and sleep disorders. A child's ability to cope is highly influenced by how their parents and caregivers deal with crisis. Because children often look to adults for guidance, support, and information, it is important to work to toward coping successfully so that you may serve as a positive role model for your children.