Caldor fire approaching Lake Tahoe threatens 17,000 buildings

Flame from Caldor Fire.

Flame from Caldor Fire. Allison Dinner / Getty Images

California Caldor Fire Approaching Lake Tahoe, Leaves many resorts in the firefighters, residents, and recreation areas on the edge.

The flame ignited on August 14, a few miles south of Grizzly Flats in El Dorado County. Since then, it has burned 184 square miles and destroyed 455 homes. Firefighters work non-stop to extinguish the fire, but it contains only 9% and threatens more than 17,000 buildings. Currently, there are 12 major fires in California, with 14,000 firefighters trying to extinguish them. Schools in Reno were closed on Mondays and Tuesdays due to the large amount of smoke in northern Nevada and the insecurity of children breathing in the air.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Defense Secretary Tom Porter said Monday that the Cardor fire was a top priority for the country’s fire resources. “It’s knocking on the door to the Lake Tahoe basin,” he added. “We make every effort to keep it away from the basin, but we also need to be aware that it may be based on the way the fire is burning.”

Porter said he believed the fire could be diverted from Lake Tahoe, but said, “Mother Nature has taken over and brought a fire like Dixie to a place I didn’t think was impossible. I went. ” The Dixie fire, which has been burning since July 13, burned 1,142 square miles in Northern California and destroyed 1,262 buildings.

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