‘No miracle’: Christmas Valley, Meyers saved by firefighters, prevention measuresSeptember 23rd, 2021
MEYERS, Calif. — The Caldor Fire has claimed more than 700 single family residences since it began on Aug. 14 but Christmas Valley and Meyers homes remained relatively unscathed.
Many have called this the “Christmas Valley Miracle,” but Lake Valley Fire Protection District Chief Brad Zlendick said it’s not a miracle, it’s the efforts of firefighters and years of prevention efforts that saved the area.
Lake Valley Fire Protection District has nearly 7,000 residences and when the Caldor Fire started, it seemed like it could never reach those residents. There was a belief that the fire could never cross the summit.
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