Helicopter Refills Water Tank to Fight Caldor Fire in El Dorado County

Firefighters worked to contain the Caldor Fire as the blaze reached 106,562 acres (167 square miles), officials said on Monday, August 23.

Over 1,700 personnel were fighting the wildfire, which has been burning since August 14, and was at five percent containment on Monday.

Footage filmed by the City of Roseville, California Police Department on August 21 shows a firefighting helicopter descending upon a body of water to refill its water tanks.

“Roseville PD was stationed along Happy Trail Road on the southern flank of the Caldor Fire. We continue to support our partners throughout the region on mutual aid,” Roseville PD said.

Mandatory evacuation orders were in place as of August 23. Credit: City of Roseville, California Police Department via Storyful

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