Caldor ‘still presents a threat’ as high winds roll in

Firefighters saw high winds and light
precipitation Tuesday night, measuring about one-tenth of an inch over the Caldor Fire. The weather front also brought cooler temperatures
and higher humidity.

Officials leading the firefight say the combination of cooler temperatures, higher humidity and light winds will provide a window of reduced fire activity that allows for “aggressive” mop up in and around the fire perimeter.

Firefighters’ top priority continues to be strengthening containment lines in the area north and west of Caples Lake, west of Silver Lake and in Desolation Wilderness.

A new fire that started Monday between Wright’s Lake and Desolation Wilderness has been mapped at 1 acre. Air resources are working that blaze, which is showing slow growth, according to fire officials.

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