Caldor fire in WUI in Tahoe; damage unknown

Weather WestMod • 23 minutes ago

Info a bit spotty on Caldor Fire today, but sounds like things are now heating up again around Echo Summit and some structures are now burning. Radar does suggest an increase in fire activity in that area right now. S/SW winds have recently picked up and I would not be surprised to see significant spotting issues over the next few hours. Meanwhile, the eastern flank of the fire now appears to be threatening Heavenly and Stateline/Kingsbury directly (though, again, there is a lot less info coming out today vs. yesterday).

More Trinity Co. evacuations as Knob Fire grows to 750 acres


SALYER, Calif. — Evacuations orders and warnings have been issued for the Trinity County community of Salyer as the Knob Fire burns nearby.

The Knob Fire grew to 764 acres overnight with no reported containment.

At 2 p.m., a mandatory evacuation order was issued for all of South Fork Road south of Highway 299. The rest of Salyer was placed under evacuation order Tuesday morning. That warning covers all areas east of the Humboldt/ Trinity County line through Salyer, according to the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office.

Mandatory evacuations orders are in place for areas of Humboldt County west of Salyer and south of Willow Creek.

An evacuation center previously in place for the Monument Fire has been moved from Willow Creek to McKinleyville.


  • The west end of FS Rd 6N12
  • Salyer Loop Road
  • Cambell Ridge Road
  • Fountain Ranch Road
  • Wood Lane
  • Orchard Lane
  • Quinby Lane
  • Councilman Road
  • Gravel Road
  • Stanley Z Road
  • The Salyer Store
  • Lazy Double B
  • Steelhead Avenue
  • Trout Avenue
  • Rainbow Crescent
  • Oden Flat, and Westgate Drive
  • Highway 299 from the Humboldt/Trinity County line east to the Francis B. Matthews Rest Area

The Knob Fire started Sunday in the Friday Ridge area south of Willow Creek.

Knob Fire threatening Willow Creek

Read the HCSO release below and find the Knob Fire incident page here:Evacuation warnings and orders remain in effect for the China Creek and Friday Ridge areas as fire crews work to contain the Knob Fire near Willow Creek.


The Knob Fire originated Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. It is burning in timber, brush and grass. The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is leading fire suppression efforts. According to the USFS, as of 8 a.m. August 31, the Knob Fire is approximately 800 acres and 0% contained.

According to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, approximately 1,100 customers are without power as of 8 a.m. August 31. See outage map: Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies continue to patrol the mandatory evacuation zone and liaise with the USFS Incident Management Team.


An EVACUATION ORDER remains in effect for: Areas east of Brushy Mountain Lookout Road to Highway 299, south of Butterfly Creek Road to Friday Ridge Road. An EVACUATION WARNING remains in effect for: Areas east of Boise Creek to the Trinity River, south of Panther Creek Road to Butterfly Creek Road. Areas east of Hwy 299 to the Trinity River, south of Butterfly Creek Road to Friday Ridge Road. Areas east of Forest Route 6N39 to the South Fork Trinity River, south of Friday Ridge Road to Old Campbell Creek.

A map of evacuation zones is available at

Evacuation warning for Happy Camp area issued

Code Red Message Just Now:…. This is the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office with an evacuation warning for the Happy Camp area. In and around Happy Camp. The warning area extends west to include the Ten Mile Creek Drainage to the West of Happy Camp. From the Junction of Hwy 96 and Cade Creek East of Happy Camp. Evacuation Warning Continues East, south of the Klamath River to Williams Point Mine. These areas include Frying Pan Ridge, Grider Ridge.This is a warning only at this time. Please prepare in case an evacuation becomes necessary.

Fire enters Tahoe WUI

Daniel Swain@Weather_WestUnfortunately, it now appears that fire has entered the WUI in Christmas Valley & near southern edge of Meyers. This was the reason for the mass evacuations from southern Tahoe Basin earlier today. SWly winds next 24 hrs could push fire through populated areas. #CAwx#CAfire

NOTE: There are now unconfirmed reports of structure fires in Kirkwood.

Fires update 8/31 pm

Dixie and Caldor fire are showing explosive growth in RFW areas. Tahoe is a potential disaster in the making.

ANTELOPE INCIDENT Acres Burned: 71,447 Percent Contained: 60% Current as of 8/30/2021, 5:17 PM

DIXIE INCIDENT Acres Burned: 777,741 Percent Contained: 48% Current as of 8/30/2021, 5:53 PM

CALDOR INCIDENT Acres Burned: 186,568 Percent Contained: 15% Current as of 8/30/2021, 5:57 PM

RIVER COMPLEX INCIDENT Area Acres Burned: 105,033.05 Percent Contained: 23% Discovered: 7/30/2021, 8:17 PM Current as of 8/30/2021, 5:59 PM