SAND FIRE 28 July 14 9pm

Current info as of 9pm on Monday July 28,2014 can be found on the CalFire Sand Fire incident page. The Sand Fire in the Cosumnes River Drainage on the El Dorado County – Amador County line is still active.

The Red Cross evacuation center for people is still located at Ponderosa High School in Shingle Springs. Animal Evacuation sites at Ponderosa High School and the El Dorado County Fairgrounds have been closed.

As of 9pm Monday Night 28 July 2014 if you need assistance for animals please call Animal Services at 530.621.5795 during normal business hours.  After hours please call Central Dispatch at 530.621-6600 and request to speak to an Animal Services Officer. This information is accurate, the information in the CalFire press release will be updated Tuesday morning.

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.

Wind Saturday is what caused the flare up. Today winds were much calmer which is a good thing. Some residents are being allowed back in check the Cal Fire site for details.