The Eldorado National Forest’s century-old family, run by Sacramento, survived the Caldor . It was still standing Monday, despite the fact that other buildings were destroyed on the other side.
It was a close call. A local reporter and photographer found that thehad reached within feet of Sacramento’s structures on the south side. 50 miles east of , approximately 90 miles, the report said.
Calpersonnel defended the throughout Sunday and into the night, as the raced towards Lake . Monday morning, the crew was still there, hosing down the smoldering ground around the .
A Calteam representing Santa Clara, Tuolumne and Calaveras made their presence known at the as the flames raged. Caldor , which had 177,260 acres by Monday morning, destroyed at least 12 along the north side 50. A five-engine crew stopped the from approaching just feet away from Sacramento’s wooden .
The city leases theto the Forest Service. It has been a favorite vacation spot for generations of Sacramento children and their grandparents.
When Jackie Beecham, citymanager, was told that the buildings were still standing, she said, “Wow”. She had no information on the status of the beyond photos shared via social media, which suggested that the was still intact. On Monday, officials stated on that they still had not heard from the facility’s fate.
In early August, the‘s regular family season ended. As a precaution, the evacuated its staff more than a week before and canceled post-season .
Santa Clara unit battalion commander Cole Periera said that the team began its defense of theat 8 a.m. on Sunday and continued through the night. Monday morning saw the crew still present, along with all 61 on the 14-acre grounds.
The‘s reached the edges of the buildings “Boys Crews”, and “Craft Shack,” but the patio umbrellas and outside the main lodge and the horseshoe pit were saved. The large dining hall, which was used to announce the beginning of meals by thousands of , was left unaltered.
The road was much worse, with the remains of over a dozenhaving melted into piles. Some of the chimneys were still standing. Others were buried beneath their melted steel roofs.
The Sacramento County Office of Education. It is regularly visited by thousands middle school students annually.destroyed the Eldorado forest’s first run but did not reach the Sly educational center, a 50-year old and learning site managed by the