Evacuation orders in El Dorado County, California, were downgraded into warnings on Friday, September 3, after fire crews took advantage of favorable weather conditions and reached 29 percent containment on the Caldor Fire, according to Cal Fire.
This footage released by Cal Fire’s Amador-El Dorado unit shows Thursday’s nighttime operations in advance of the fire front in division F, the department wrote in a tweet.
Heavy smoke was expected to settle across parts of El Dorado County on Friday night as several communities were placed under the unhealthy, very unhealthy, and hazardous air quality index, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
The Caldor Fire charred 212,987 acres (333 square miles) by September 3, officials said. Credit: Cal Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit via Storyful