Across the region, fire evacuees have taken refuge in campgrounds, parking lots, motels, shelters, and with loved ones.
Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes due to the Caldor Fire, which is raging in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain region. More than 53,000 people have been evacuated in El Dorado, Alpine, and Amador counties, according to Cal OES.
Across the region, fire evacuees have taken refuge in campgrounds, parking lots, motels, shelters, and with loved ones. Several families fled to Cal Expo in Sacramento, 40 miles to the west, where they have been staying for nearly two weeks.
Teresa Tobin of Somerset, California said that “We took a picture from our deck at night and you can see the bright orange sky off in the background and, having never been through anything like that before, it was obviously very scary,”
She escaped her home with her three teenagers, husband, and the dog just hours after shooting that photograph. They’ve been camping in a camper at the Cal Expo RV Park since they left.
Tobin said that “As of right now, our home is still standing,”
To establish that their home was still standing, the family used a Cal Fire website that mapped damages in the burn scar and evacuated area. Many families say they’ve used that tool to keep an eye on their home.
Roy Turner of Camino said that “Our daughter lives here in East Sac, and we stayed with them for a few days and they had this beautiful trailer we can stay in,”
He and his wife and dog left the neighborhood. They claim they packed their belongings and fled before being asked to evacuate. They intend to remain at Cal Expo until officials allow them to return to their house. this is what we know so far. we will keep you up to date if you get something from over sources