Lyon County has partnered with the Nevada Division of Emergency Management in order to help with South Lake Tahoe residents’ evacuation from the Caldor Fire. Lyon County is currently not opening a shelter but is ready to assist.
Dayton Event Center/Rodeo Grounds in Lyon County can accommodate 100 to 150 recreational vehicles Their address is 500 Schaad Lane in Dayton, Nevada.
Lyon County Fair Grounds has 200 plus spaces for recreational vehicles. Lyon County is also able to house large animals on the fairgrounds. Address: 100 95A East in Yerington (NV).
It must be noted that both facilities do not have power. Lyon County has no water connections, but it can supply water.
The Road Department and Lyon County Facilities are aware of the directive and will work together to ensure smooth operations.
At this moment, there have not been any official evacuations on the Nevada side of South Lake Tahoe. Residents living in the Tahoe Basin need to be aware and consider evacuation. People are leaving the basin, causing traffic problems in the area and on state highways. Be aware of road closures and shelter options. Residents should evacuate the area if they feel unsafe. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office works with the City of South Lake Tahoe in order to evacuate residents on the basis of safety and fire movement.
The current active shelter includes Carson City Community Center, 851 East William St, Carson City which is the main evacuation location.
For small and large animals as well as for those who want to spend the night with their pets, Fuji Park at 601 Old Clear Creek Road Carson City is the place to find.