Eight days after the blaze broke call at El Dorado County, it’s grown to 98,149 acres, consistent with an update Sunday morning from CAL Fire.
It remains 0% contained, officials said, and full containment isn’t anticipated until a minimum of August 31.
“This year what we’re seeing quite ever may be a set of fuel conditions that a lot of of our professionals that have spent their whole careers fighting fire haven’t seen before,” El Dorado National Forest Supervisor Jeff Marsolais said during a community briefing Saturday evening.
“The system is as taxed because it has ever been,” he said of firefighting resources.
“And our folks on the bottom do everything they will within their power.
” The fire grew Saturday thanks to a rise in wind activity, pushing the blaze to the east, where it crossed Highway 50 near Kyburz in El Dorado County, Dustin Martin, one among the Caldor Fire’s unified incident commanders, said at Saturday’s briefing.
The fire’s activity was more moderate overnight, officials said in Sunday’s update, after a red flag warning previously issued within the area expired late Saturday, though spot fires developed throughout the evening.