At the edge of the half-tamed Caldor Fire, Gov. Steve Sisolak visited with fire crews Friday for an up-close look at the work that helped keep the blaze from encroaching into Nevada.
Firefighters were diverted from the huge Caldor Fire south of Lake Tahoe to fight multiple overnight lightning fires throughout El Dorado County.
More than 14,600 firefighters were on the lines of 13 active, large wildfires in California on Thursday.
A fire weather watch was issued for Thursday through Friday in much of the interior of Northern California due to a weather system that is expected to bring a chance of thunderstorms.
Lake Tahoe casinos have started to reopen to the public after the devastating Caldor Fire forced their gaming and hotel operations to shut down last week.
Tens of thousands of people who fled South Lake Tahoe in the teeth of a wildfire were returning home as crews finally managed to stall the advance of flames scant miles from the resort.
As the Caldor Fire began to approach South Lake Tahoe, 75-year-old “Mr. Louis,” as he’s known, was alone in his apartment.
Reports of price gouging routinely emerge during natural disasters and won newfound attention early in the pandemic, when some businesses tried to capitalize on panic amid demand for toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
The 213,000-acre Caldor Fire south of Lake Tahoe saw its smallest daily growth in two weeks, allowing 5,500 residents to return home after being evacuated, fire officials say.
When the call came to assist with the ongoing efforts to fight the Caldor Fire near Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas Valley firefighters didn’t hesitate to jump into action.
The fire, which began Aug. 14, has destroyed 650 homes and nearly 200 other structures and still threatens nearly 32,000 more.
Better weather on Thursday helped the battle against a huge California forest fire threatening communities around Lake Tahoe.
Southern Nevada firefighters dispatched to assist the battle against the Caldor Fire in the Lake Tahoe area are mostly providing support to their Northern Nevada colleagues.
While more than 20,000 residents and likely thousands of tourists chose to flee the Caldor Fire, a handful of people decided to buck mandatory evacuation orders and stay behind.
Bally’s Corp.’s casino at Lake Tahoe is shutting down operations due to the oncoming Caldor Fire, but the hotel will continue to house firefighters and emergency workers.