|The Angora Fire started June 24, 2007
West of South Lake Tahoe and burned 3,100 acres destroying
254 residences and 75 commercial & other structures,
35 additional residences were damaged.
The Forest Service has contracted with Aero Tech, Inc
and Selby’s Soil Erosion Control Co., Inc. to
hydromulch 636 acres in four different areas damaged
by the Angora Fire. When the hydromulch hardens it will
bind to the hillsides trapping moisture and creating
an environment where new vegetation can take root and
stabilize the soil.
This is the first time Aerial Hydromulching has been
utilized in this area of the country.
This site will be updated daily showing the progress
of the operation. Check this site frequently for updated
maps, photographs and additional information on this
The treatment areas are located approximately
10 air miles northwest of the Meyers, California, airport
located at 38°52´24" Latitude North , 120°2´15"Longitude
- Aerial Hydromulching Unit #1 is located at the northern
end of the fire close to South Lake Tahoe High School,
which has a specific exclusion area identified.
- Aerial Hydromulching Unit #2 is located east of
Angora Ridge road, which follows along the ridgeline.
- Aerial Hydromulching Unit #3 is located in the southern
end of the fire close to Angora Lakes, which has a
specific exclusion area identified.
- Aerial Hydromulching Unit #4 is located at the most
southern end close to Highway 50.