Thousands flee as Caldor Fire engulfs South Lake Tahoe

より多い 20,000 people are ordered to evacuate Lake Tahoe as out-of-control Caldor Fire which has already burned 186,000 acres closes in on tourist resort

  • 月曜日に, the entire city of South Lake Tahoe was placed under an evacuation order
  • The evacuation order was issued for El Dorado and Alpine County, according to a news release from Cal Fire
  • Fire conditions also prompted patients from Barton Memorial Hospital to be evacuated
  • Officials had thought firefighters could halt the Caldor Fire’s eastern progress
  • Flames churned through mountains just a few miles southwest of Tahoe Basin
  • Thick smoke sent tourists packing at a time when summer vacations would usually be in full swing ahead of the Labor Day weekend
  • Some areas of the Northern California terrain are so rugged that crews had to carry fire hoses by hand from Highway 50 as they sought to douse spot fires
  • The air quality around Lake Tahoe has remained among the worst levels in the world since Wednesday
  • Stunning photos from Lake Tahoe showed the dense, orange haze hanging above the pristine freshwater mountain lake caused by the massive blaze
  • A ferocious wildfire has approached Lake Tahoe just hours after roads were clogged with fleeing cars when the entire California resort city of South Lake Tahoe was ordered to evacuate and communities just across the state line in Nevada were warned to get ready to leave.

    Residents and tourists in the Lake Tahoe area were ordered to evacuate the popular summer destination as officials race to contain the massive Caldor Fire.

    月曜日に, すべて 22,000 residents of the city of South Lake Tahoe were issued evacuation orders, after the widespread Caldor Fire experienced a ‘rapid spread,’ according to Cal Fire.

    The popular vacation haven is normally filled with tens of thousands of summer tourists at this time of year.

    Flames are now within just a few miles of South Lake Tahoe and residents just over the state line in Douglas County, Nevada were under evacuation warnings.

    The new evacuation order was issued for Tahoe Keys, Tahoe Island, Al Tahoe, Sierra Tract, Bijou, Tahoma, Fallen Leaf, Pioneer, Gardner Mountain and Trimmer.

    The Caldor fire has so far torched more than 186,568 acres and is only 15 percent contained, officials said Monday night.

    Three first responders tackling the blaze and two civilians have so far been injured, but there have been no reported fatalities.

    Fire officials said they do not expect to fully contain the fire until September 13th.

    Flames consume multiple homes as the Caldor fire pushes its way towards South Lake Tahoe, カリフォルニア

    Flames consume multiple homes as the Caldor fire pushes its way towards South Lake Tahoe, カリフォルニア

    Three first responders tackling the blaze and two civilians have so far been injured, but there have been no reported fatalities

    Three first responders tackling the blaze and two civilians have so far been injured, but there have been no reported fatalities

    The Caldor fire has so far torched more than 186,568 acres and is only 15 percent contained, officials said Monday night

    The Caldor fire has so far torched more than 186,568 acres and is only 15 percent contained, officials said Monday night

    The Caldor fire has so far torched more than 186,568 acres and is only 15 percent contained, officials said Monday night

    月曜日に, すべて 22,000 residents of the city of South Lake Tahoe were issued evacuation orders, after the widespread Caldor Fire experienced a 'rapid spread,' according to Cal Fire

    月曜日に, すべて 22,000 residents of the city of South Lake Tahoe were issued evacuation orders, after the widespread Caldor Fire experienced a ‘rapid spread,’ according to Cal Fire

    Fire crews ride on the back of a truck as they prepare to battle the Caldor Fire on August 30

    Fire crews ride on the back of a truck as they prepare to battle the Caldor Fire on August 30

    The popular vacation haven is normally filled with tens of thousands of summer tourists at this time of year

    The popular vacation haven is normally filled with tens of thousands of summer tourists at this time of year

    Fire officials dealt with a two-week old blaze they said was 'more aggressive than anticipated,' and continued to edge toward the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe

    Fire officials dealt with a two-week old blaze they said was ‘more aggressive than anticipated,’ and continued to edge toward the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe

    Dawn Svymbersky stands in the middle of Highway 50 as evacuee traffic stands still in South Lake Tahoe

    Dawn Svymbersky stands in the middle of Highway 50 as evacuee traffic stands still in South Lake Tahoe

    The new evacuation order was issued for Tahoe Keys, Tahoe Island, Al Tahoe, Sierra Tract, Bijou, Tahoma, Fallen Leaf, Pioneer, Gardner Mountain and Trimmer

    The new evacuation order was issued for Tahoe Keys, Tahoe Island, Al Tahoe, Sierra Tract, Bijou, Tahoma, Fallen Leaf, Pioneer, Gardner Mountain and Trimmer

    People are stuck in traffic after mandatory evacuations are put into place in South Lake Tahoe

    People are stuck in traffic after mandatory evacuations are put into place in South Lake Tahoe

    Residents are stuck in gridlock while attempting to evacuate as the Caldor fire approaches in South Lake Tahoe, California on August 30, 2021

    Residents are stuck in gridlock while attempting to evacuate as the Caldor fire approaches in South Lake Tahoe, California on August 30, 2021

    より多い 15,000 firefighters are battling dozens of California blazes, including crews from Utah, ワシントン, Wisconsin and West Virginia, said Mark Ghilarducci, director of California´s Office of Emergency Services.

    約 250 active-duty soldiers were being trained in Washington state to help with the arduous work of clearing forest debris by hand.

    The Caldor blaze that broke out August 14 has destroyed more than 600 structures, と 33,000 more were under threat.

    The new evacuation orders came after a Red Flag Warning went into effect at 11 am Monday for the Northern and Southern Cascades.

    Fire conditions also prompted patients from Barton Memorial Hospital to be evacuated, as emergency officials continued to expanded mandatory evacuation orders.

    For those evacuating from the region, a Red Cross Shelter will be provided at the Douglas County Community Center in Gardnerville, ネバダ, the release stated.

    ‘The most important thing people can do now is get their go-bags ready and have a plan in place to evacuate should an evacuation order get extended,’ city spokeswoman Lindsey Baker told CNN.

    When speaking to KTVN, Clive Savacool, fire chief for South Tahoe, said the call for preparation came as the fire worsened and conditions are expected to intensify this week.

    The evacuation order was issued for El Dorado and Alpine County, according to a news release from Cal Fire

    The evacuation order was issued for El Dorado and Alpine County, according to a news release from Cal Fire

    Winds, low humidity and low moisture are making the conditions 'very, very treacherous'

    Winds, low humidity and low moisture are making the conditions ‘very, very treacherous

    The blaze that broke out August 14 has destroyed more than 600 structures, と 33,000 more were under threat

    The blaze that broke out August 14 has destroyed more than 600 structures, と 33,000 more were under threat

    The new evacuation orders came after a Red Flag Warning went into effect at 11 am Monday for the Northern and Southern Cascades

    The new evacuation orders came after a Red Flag Warning went into effect at 11 am Monday for the Northern and Southern Cascades

    A firefighter monitors a back burn along Highway 50 next to a home that was partially wrapped in foil as crews continued structure prevention at the Caldor Fire in Strawberry, カリフォルニア

    A firefighter monitors a back burn along Highway 50 next to a home that was partially wrapped in foil as crews continued structure prevention at the Caldor Fire in Strawberry, カリフォルニア

    A chairlift at Sierra-at Tahoe ski resort sits idle as the Caldor Fire moves through the area on August 30, 2021 in Twin Bridges, カリフォルニア

    A chairlift at Sierra-at Tahoe ski resort sits idle as the Caldor Fire moves through the area on August 30, 2021 in Twin Bridges, カリフォルニア

    ‘The Caldor Fire has made a pretty big jump in the last few hours, so that’s had a pretty big impact on the community and expansion of evacuations,’ Savacool explained.

    He said the winds, low humidity and low moisture are making the conditions ‘very, very treacherousfor the fire and why it’s expanding so quickly.

    Crews dealt with a two-week old blaze they said was ‘more aggressive than anticipated,’ and continued to edge toward the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe.

    ‘Today’s been a rough day and there’s no bones about it,’ said Jeff Marsoleis, forest supervisor for El Dorado National Forest.

    A few days ago, he thought crews could halt the Caldor Fire’s eastern progress, but he said: ‘today it let loose.

    Flames churned through mountains just a few miles southwest of the Tahoe Basin, where thick smoke sent tourists packing at a time when summer vacations would usually be in full swing ahead of the Labor Day weekend.

    The new evacuation orders came after a Red Flag Warning went into effect at 11 am Monday for the Northern and Southern Cascades

    The new evacuation orders came after a Red Flag Warning went into effect at 11 am Monday for the Northern and Southern Cascades

    Traffic backs up on Hwy 50 as people evacuate ahead of the Caldor Fire on August 30, 2021 in South Lake Tahoe, カリフォルニア

    Traffic backs up on Hwy 50 as people evacuate ahead of the Caldor Fire on August 30, 2021 in South Lake Tahoe, カリフォルニア

    Traffic backs up on Hwy 50 as people evacuate ahead of the Caldor Fire on August 30, 2021 in South Lake Tahoe, カリフォルニア

    Traffic backs up on Hwy 50 as people evacuate ahead of the Caldor Fire on August 30, 2021 in South Lake Tahoe, カリフォルニア

    A firefighter walks through burned trees after the Caldor Fire moved through the area on August 30, 2021 near Twin Bridges, カリフォルニア. The Caldor Fire has burned over 165,000 エーカー, destroyed over 650 structures and is currently 13 percent contained

    A firefighter walks through burned trees after the Caldor Fire moved through the area on August 30, 2021 near Twin Bridges, カリフォルニア. The Caldor Fire has burned over 165,000 エーカー, destroyed over 650 structures and is currently 13 percent contained

    Firefighters from Riverside County Fire Department congregate on Saturday, 8月 28

    Firefighters from Riverside County Fire Department congregate on Saturday, 8月 28

    This Aug. 25, 2021, infrared color satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows an overview of the Caldor Fire near South Lake Tahoe, カリフォルニア

    This Aug. 25, 2021, infrared color satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows an overview of the Caldor Fire near South Lake Tahoe, カリフォルニア

    ‘To put it in perspective, we’ve been seeing about a half-mile of movement on the fire’s perimeter each day for the last couple of weeks, そして今日, this has already moved at 2.5 miles on us, with no sign that it’s starting to slow down,’ said Cal Fire Division Chief Eric Schwab.

    Some areas of the Northern California terrain are so rugged that crews had to carry fire hoses by hand from Highway 50 as they sought to douse spot fires caused by erratic winds.

    The forecast did not offer optimism: triple-digit temperatures were possible and the extreme heat was expected to last several days. A red flag warning for critical fire conditions was issued for Monday and Tuesday across the Northern Sierra.








    The Evans family pack up their home as they prepare to evacuate South Lake Tahoe during the Caldor Fire on Monday

    The Evans family pack up their home as they prepare to evacuate South Lake Tahoe during the Caldor Fire on Monday

    Michael Posadas packs his truck while preparing to evacuate from South Lake Tahoe

    Michael Posadas packs his truck while preparing to evacuate from South Lake Tahoe

    Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort General Manager John Rice evacuates for the second time in two days as the Caldor fire approaches in South Lake Tahoe, California on August 30, 2021

    Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort General Manager John Rice evacuates for the second time in two days as the Caldor fire approaches in South Lake Tahoe, California on August 30, 2021

    The blaze that broke out August 14 だった 19% contained after 600 structures were destroyed and at least 18,000 more were under threat

    The blaze that broke out August 14 だった 19% contained after 600 structures were destroyed and at least 18,000 more were under threat

    The Caldor Fire has proved so difficult to fight that fire managers pushed back the projected date for full containment from early this week to Sept. 8. But even that estimate was tenuous

    The Caldor Fire has proved so difficult to fight that fire managers pushed back the projected date for full containment from early this week to Sept. 8. But even that estimate was tenuous

    The Caldor Fire has proved so difficult to fight that fire managers pushed back the projected date for full containment from early this week to Sept. 8. But even that estimate was tenuous.

    The air quality around Lake Tahoe has remained among the worst levels in the world since Wednesday after reaching levels as high as 530 on an index maintained by Purple Air, a company that sells home air quality monitors.

    周りに 2 午前. on Monday morning, the air quality in South Lake Tahoe had reached an alarming index of 598, 会社によると.

    An air quality index of between zero and 50 is considered clean and healthy, 一方 51-100 is considered moderate, and anything from 101 upwards is considered potentially dangerous.

    Stunning photos from Lake Tahoe showed the dense, orange haze hanging above the pristine freshwater mountain lake caused by the massive blaze.

    Flames churned through mountains just a few miles southwest of the Tahoe Basin, where thick smoke sent tourists packing at a time when summer vacations would usually be in full swing ahead of the Labor Day weekend

    Flames churned through mountains just a few miles southwest of the Tahoe Basin, where thick smoke sent tourists packing at a time when summer vacations would usually be in full swing ahead of the Labor Day weekend

    Smoke from the Caldor Fire fills the sky above Lake Tahoe's Zephyr Cove in Douglas County, Nevada on Friday

    Smoke from the Caldor Fire fills the sky above Lake Tahoe’s Zephyr Cove in Douglas County, Nevada on Friday

    The Caldor Fire burns above the South Fork of the American River in the White Hall community of El Dorado County, カリフォルニア, 金曜日に

    The Caldor Fire burns above the South Fork of the American River in the White Hall community of El Dorado County, カリフォルニア, 金曜日に

    Horrible air quality conditions are seen at Lake Tahoe on Sunday as the massive Caldor Fire has encroached on the California mountain resort town















    In Southern California, a section Interstate 15 was closed Sunday afternoon after winds pushed a new blaze, dubbed the Railroad Fire, across lanes in the Cajon Pass northeast of Los Angeles.

    さらに南, evacuation orders and warnings were still in place for remote communities after a wildfire broke out and spread quickly through the Cleveland National Forest on Saturday.

    A firefighter received minor injuries and two structures were destroyed in the 2.3-square-mile Chaparral Fire burning along the border of San Diego and Riverside counties, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. そうだった 10% contained Sunday.

    その間, California’s Dixie Fire, the second-largest in state history at 1,193 square miles was 48% contained in the Sierra-Cascades region about 65 miles north of the Caldor Fire. ほぼ 700 homes were among almost 1,300 buildings that have been destroyed since the fire began in early July.

    A map from Cal Fire shows its proximity to Lake Tahoe as of Monday morning

    A map from Cal Fire shows its proximity to Lake Tahoe as of Monday morning

    Smoke from the Caldor Fire fills the sky above Lake Tahoe's Zephyr Cove in Douglas County, Nevada on Friday

    Smoke from the Caldor Fire fills the sky above Lake Tahoe’s Zephyr Cove in Douglas County, Nevada on Friday

    Smoke from the Caldor Fire fills the sky above Stateline, Nevada on Friday

    Smoke from the Caldor Fire fills the sky above Stateline, Nevada on Friday

    A firefighter is dwarfed by an aerial drop at the the Chaparral Fire in Murrieta which still blazes, 日曜日, 8月 29, 2021. Several homes appear to be evacuated in the area

    A firefighter is dwarfed by an aerial drop at the the Chaparral Fire in Murrieta which still blazes, 日曜日, 8月 29, 2021. Several homes appear to be evacuated in the area

    The Chaparral Fire, off Cleveland Forest and Tenaja Roads in Murrieta, カリフォルニア, is not contained Sunday. Separate evacuation centers have been established for people, small and large animals

    The Chaparral Fire, off Cleveland Forest and Tenaja Roads in Murrieta, カリフォルニア, is not contained Sunday. Separate evacuation centers have been established for people, small and large animals

    The Chaparral Fire, off Cleveland Forest and Tenaja Roads in Murrieta, カリフォルニア, is not contained Sunday

    The Chaparral Fire, off Cleveland Forest and Tenaja Roads in Murrieta, カリフォルニア, is not contained Sunday

    Containment increased to 22% on the 12-day-old French Fire, which covered more than 38 square miles in the southern Sierra Nevada. Crews protected forest homes on the west side of Lake Isabella, a popular recreation area northeast of Bakersfield.

    The California fires are among nearly 90 large blazes in the U.S. Many are in the West, burning trees and brush desiccated by drought. Climate change has made the region warmer and drier in the past 30 years and will continue to make the weather more extreme and wildfires more destructive, according to scientists.

    The Defense Department is sending 200 我ら. Army soldiers from Washington state and equipment including eight U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft to help firefighters in Northern California, アメリカ. Army North said in a statement Saturday.

    The C-130s have been converted to air tankers that can dump thousands of gallons of water on the flames.

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