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Secretary Ross visits Caldor fire camp at El Dorado County Fairgrounds; views burn area

CDFA secretary Karen Ross yesterday visited the Caldor fire camp at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds and also toured the Grizzly Flats area, which was severely impacted by the fire. In this photo, Secretary Ross speaks with Jon Wiegel of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services about ongoing efforts to protect the local watershed from fire damage.

The US Forest Service and the California Conservation Corps (CCC) continue to use the fairgrounds as a base of operations. In this photo, Secretary Ross visits with CCC employees helping with bagged breakfasts and lunches for crews working on the incident. During the peak of the Caldor Fire, 8,000 first-responders were based at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, and the Amador County Fairgrounds served as an emergency animal shelter, housing more than 500 large and small animals.

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