Cal Fire is calling the fire in El Dorado County unprecedented - the Caldor Fire grew overnight from just under 10,000 acres to more than 54,000 Wednesday. Residents of Kyburz have been forced to flee their homes, along with people living in Grizzly Flats and Somerset. Dozens of homes, a church and a school in Grizzly Flats have been destroyed but Cal Fire says assessment teams can't do an official count of structures destroyed until its safe. In a Wednesday morning update, Cal Fire puts the fire at nearly 54,000 acres and 0% contained. The responding units are the Cal Fire Amador and El Dorado Unit and the United States Forest Service. Governor Newsom has declared a state of emergency in El Dorado County Tuesday and 2 civilians from the Grizzly Flats area have been injured, but there are no reports on their status as of Wednesday. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
The fast-moving Caldor Fire is threatening lives and homes in El Dorado County and also the KFBK-FM transmitter. The fire is just 4 miles from the transmitter, which provides the signal for you to listen to KFBK on 93.1 FM. Depending on wind patterns, that fire could actually burn the transmitter, which would affect some listeners. If the signal is weak or goes out all together, you can still hear us on 1530 AM and of course anywhere on your smart phone or smart speaker through the iHeartRadio App.