Carson City closes Caldor Fire evacuation centers

Capt. Adam Tinker and his crew monitor a firing operation, where crews burn vegetation to create a control line, while battling the Caldor Fire in Eldorado National Forest on Aug. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Capt. Adam Tinker and his crew monitor a firing operation, where crews burn vegetation to create a control line, while battling the Caldor Fire in Eldorado National Forest on Aug. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

 

On September 1, 2021 the evacuation shelters for El Dorado County residents who evacuated from South Lake Tahoe were relocated to the Reno-Sparks Convention Center (4590 South Virginia St, Reno) for those without pets and the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center (1350 N Wells Ave, Reno) for those with large animals and with campers. No cots are available at the Livestock Events Center. For a list of additional shelters visit https://dem.nv.gov/DEM/Emergency/CaldorFire/..


Relocating the El Dorado County residents to these locations was done by request of El Dorado County and the American Red Cross to provide evacuees a central location with the most up-to-date information on the Caldor Fire, repopulation efforts for their county, and the resources available for El Dorado County residents to help them get home and reconnected with friends and family.


The two evacuation shelters that were opened in Carson City, one at the Community Center and one at Fuji Park, have been closed. The Community Center shelter is ready to reopen if the need arises to support our neighboring communities during this challenging time.


We have received numerous inquiries regarding donations. Due to the generous outpouring from our community, we have no immediate needs at this time. Those who wish to donate to the Caldor Fire Evacuees can contact the Carson City Manager’s Office at 775-887-2100 to be connected with the donation coordinators. 


The Nevada Humane Society in Carson City (549 Airport Rd, Carson City) is accepting animal supply donations as well as monetary donations.
We are extremely proud of the outpouring of support from everyone in Carson City. We will continue to do everything we can to support those impacted by the fire.

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