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Caldor Fire update: continues to spread across the map in California, forcing El Dorado residents to evacuate after Grizzly Flats injuries

A wildfire in Northern California continues to spread and has seriously injured two people.

The injuries pushed El Dorado County to issue an evacuation order for all residents and tourists this morning.

The wildfire, Caldor Fire, started Saturday night about 60 miles from Sacramento.


Tuesday morning two individuals had to be airlifted from the Grizzly Flats areas with injuries related to the Caldor Fire.

1,200 residents live in Grizzly Flats, which now has hardly any homes left, as well as a destroyed Post Office and school.

10,000 individuals have been deployed to assist with the fire that has already spread across 6,500 acres and has not been contained at all.

The fire spread 4,000 in under 24 hours and as it spreads is threatening to destroy 2,000 more structures.

The evacuation order was extended to neighboring communities including the Sly Park area, Happy Valley, and Somerset.

In total, 17,000 people have received orders to evacuate.

With climate change aiding in record amounts of wildfires, Dixie Fire continues to pose a threat and take away 39,000 people’s electricity in order to stop the fire from spreading.



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