Hook & Ladder truck crew scrambled up their ladder and found a failing air conditioning unit spewing smoke…
10:11am Smoke on second floor of the Carson City Library. Fire-Rescue crews are enroute. Library occupants are evacuated.
10:35am Hook and Ladder Truck fire personnel scrambles up the ladder to find a roof air conditioner overheated. It is blowing smoke. All occupants of the library are evacuated. No reported injuries. Firefighters have shut down the air conditioner and they’re checking it out.
11am Library is back open to everyone!!
2:22pm Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies are racing to the Hacienda Market and Grill at Highway 50 and the freeway on a report of a possible hold-up.
Firefighters attacking the Caldor Fire (225,000 acres burned) near Lake Tahoe are finally getting the upper hand with outside help – the Caldor firefighters knocking down 70% of the fire. Other fires including Echo Summit and Strawberry (Highway 50) are being mopped up. Tahoe residents are gradually getting back in to their homes and businesses.
Meanwhile, Covid-19 viruses are still pounding away at communities and those who live in them. Here in Nevada there have been 400,000 Covid-19 virus victims statewide. Statewide deaths have surpassed 6,700. Washoe County has suffered nearly 58,000 infections with nearly 800 deaths. In Carson City nearly 8,000 infected cases with over 130 deaths. Douglas County has added up just over 5,200 cases with 80 deaths and Storey County experiencing 150+ cases and 4 deaths.
It appears that times have changed and so Squaw Valley Ski Resort decided on a name change. After a long debate over what the new name should be the resort big guns came up with a the new name – “Paradise Tahoe.” “Tahoe Paradise” would have been more easily remembered…but we weren’t in on the name selection.
Resort officials haven’t yet settled on sub-ski area names but we’re sure they’ll come up with some winners.
1:25pm Report of a traffic crash at Musser and Stewart. Driver has a leg injury. T-Bone accident.
Caldor Fire Evacuation Shelter Update
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.