SCLAR volunteers worked through the heat using their own Vehicles /trailers gas and time to assist with the El Dorado county animal control for the past 2 days at the Somerset pioneer park command post Location. It was great to help out and be part of it! Thanks to all of the people that were supportive and Bel Air water and food donations. We will be there most likely again tomorrow if the weather flares up the fire. Please keep the donations coming and support the volunteers (food and water helpful). Kim Morgan.
The Sand Fire in the Cosumnes River Drainage on the El Dorado County – Amador County line is still active. As of Sunday 7PM July 27th acreage burned was at 3800 acres. Still 250 active evacuees. The Red Cross evacuation center is located at Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs. The FFA school farm at the high school is also the location for the Emergency Animal Shelter for all animals EXCEPT horses. As of 7pm this evening horses are to go to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Please bring your own water buckets for your horses if you have them.
The Ponderosa High School Emergency Animal Shelter is currently good on supplies. Lee’s Feed in Shingle Springs has set up an account for the donation of supplies for the emegency animal sheltering operations.
PAWED’s president is working directly with EDC Animal Services staff on logistics and provision of current information. PAWED volunteers have stepped up to help at all Animal Sheltering sites for this incident and at the Animal Shelter in Placerville. Foothill Dog Rescue is helping with crates and SCLAR has done an incredible job in helping with direct animal evacuations.
For some great info on general emergency preparedness check out PAWED’s Disaster Preparedness Page. The summer is only just begun, we are in multiple year drought so be prepared to evacuate yourself and your animals.
Today’s weather especially wind will be a major determinant on the future behavior of this fire. Wind yesterday is what caused the flare up. Today winds are much calmer which is a good thing. As of 7pm things were looking pretty goods. Hopefully roads will open up into the area if things remain stable and improving overnight.