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Unit Information

Eldorado National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
100 Forni RD Placerville California 95667
Placerville, CA 95667

Incident Contact

Placerville Ranger Station
Phone: 530-644-2324
Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm

Status Updates

As of 7:00 a.m., September 17, 2021, command of the Caldor Fire has been transitioned to a single Incident Management Team – California Interagency Incident Management Team 12, Michael Nobles as Incident Commander. The West and East Zones of the fire have been consolidated into one and CALFIRE Amador Unit is a cooperating agency, providing a Type 3 organization to manage the State land jurisdiction of the fire.

For future updates on the Caldor Fire visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7801/

Financial Assistance

Federal disaster assistance

DR-4619-CA

FEMA announced federal disaster assistance has been made avaiYour Title Goes Herelable to the state of California to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires from Aug. 14 and continuing.

Federal funding is available to the state, eligible local and tribal governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities in El Dorado County.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Individual Assistance is under review.

DR-4610-CA

FEMA assistance may be available for uninsured or underinsured primary residences damaged or destroyed by recent wildfires in the following counties:

  • Lassen
  • Nevada
  • Placer
  • Plumas
  • Tehama
  • Trinity

Survivors should contact their insurance carriers first before registering with FEMA.

Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured personal property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

The registration deadline for DR-4610-CA is Monday, November 8, 2021. 

How to register for Federal Disaster Assistance for DR-4610-CA:

Californians can apply for FEMA assistance three ways:

  1. Visit DisasterAssistance.gov
  2. Download the FEMA App
  3. Call the FEMA Helpline at (800) 621-3362 (TTY (800) 462-7585)

Open 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. PDT, 7 days a week

After registering, you can set up an account to check your status, view messages from FEMA, update your personal information, and upload important documents. You can create an account by visiting disasterassistance.gov

Individual Assistance Applications Approved for DR-4610-CA

Learn more about the number of Individual Assistance applications approved and the Individual & Households Program dollars approved for the Dixie and River Fires here.

September 22, 2021: FEMA Inspections Begin in Counties Impacted by Wildfire

Disaster unemployment assistance

Californians in Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Trinity, and Tehama counties who have been impacted by wildfires that started in July and August 2021 can now file for federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). The California Employment Development Department (EDD) administers these benefits, which are available to workers, business owners, and self-employed individuals who lost their jobs or businesses, or had their work hours reduced due to the ongoing wildfires. Deadline to apply has been extended to November 30,2021. Learn more here.

State employee assistance

As a state employee, if you or a family member are impacted by the fires in California, you may be eligible to receive state benefits. As we have multiple fires burning throughout the state, you or your family might be impacted. Below is some helpful information about services available to State employees dealing with the evacuations and impacts, as well as links to websites that contain the latest information on the two main fires in California. More information will be included if additional services and programs become available. Please note it is always important to listen to the local officials regarding evacuations and road closures, as well as obey all posted restrictions.

Information Sheet: Resources for State Employees Impacted by Recent Fires (PDF)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
EAP Resources for Wildfires (PDF)
National EAP Resources for Wildfires (PDF)
Administrative Time Off (ATO)
Leave of Absence (LOA)
Catastrophic Leave – Natural Disasters
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)/California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
State Disability Insurance (SDI)/Paid Family Leave (PFL) & Non-Industrial Disability Insurance (NDI)
Savings Plus Accounts (401k/457b)
Magellan Wildfire Resources
Group Legal Services Insurance
VSP Vision Care

As a reminder, state employees can find information on fire resources on EAP website home page at here and can call EAP toll free number (1-866-327-4762) to access services any time of the day or night.

Small Business Administration disaster assistance

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CalFresh emergency food assistance

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Debris Removal

The State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program has two phases:

In Phase I, local government, state and federal agencies have organized teams of experts and contractors to inspect the property and assess, make safe, and/or remove any household hazardous waste that may pose a threat to human health, animals, and the environment such as batteries, herbicides, pesticides, propane tanks, asbestos siding, and paints. Phase I is automatic and includes all residential properties that have been destroyed by the fires.

In Phase II, local, state and federal officials will coordinate to conduct fire-related debris removal from the property elected to participate in the State Program by signing a Right-of-Entry Form.

Learn more about those efforts below.

Phase 1: Household hazardous waste

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is mobilizing resources at the direction of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) for emergency Phase 1 cleanup operations to remove Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) from properties impacted by four wildfires this year.

As California faces unprecedented wildfire activity, DTSC is currently working with local governments and state agencies to protect the public by removing HHW such as paints, cleaners, solvents, oils, batteries, pesticides, compressed cylinders and tanks, and easily identifiable asbestos.

Below, Cal OES is providing an update on the work being done to clear HHW from homes impacted by the following fires:

Tamarack Fire (Alpine County)
Beckwourth Fire (Lassen and Plumas Counties)
Dixie Fire (Butte, Plumas, Lassen, Tehama Counties)
Lava Fire (Siskiyou County)
Cache Fire (Lake County)
River Fire (Nevada and Placer Counties)

The public can track the progress of statewide wildfire hazardous waste cleanup on a real-time dashboard mapping system. Information will be uploaded as soon as it becomes available.

Learn more here.

Phase 2: Right-of-Entry

In Phase II, Cal OES, CalRecycle, FEMA, and local officials will coordinate through a State Incident Management Team to conduct fire-related debris removal from your property if you have elected to participate in the State Program by signing a Right-of- Entry Form.

El Dorado County

  • Click here for the El Dorado County-specific ROE Form.
  • You can also request a form by emailing CaldorfireROE@edcgov.us or obtain one in person at the Environmental Management Department at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, CA 95667.
  • If you have any questions, please call (530) 621-5101 or (530) 621-5300.

Nevada County

Placer County

Plumas County

Trinity County

Siskiyou County – Antelope Fire

Siskiyou County – Lava Fire