Caldor ordered evacuation to South Lake Tahoe during the fire

Caldor ordered evacuation to South Lake Tahoe during the fire

The South Lake Tahoe area was placed under a mandatory evacuation order Monday Caldor pushed closer to the fire A popular holiday destination, due to strong winds.

Already, those who have destroyed hundreds of structures have been marching to Tahoe Lake for a few days, but officials said winds and heat this weekend increased the dangers.

“Today is a rough day and there are no bones about it,” Eldorado National Forest Supervisor Jeff Marcellus said during a briefing Sunday evening.

Of Deportation order South Lake includes communities just south of Tahoe, including almost all of Lake Tahoe Basin in El Dorado County, from the California-Nevada state line on the southern tip of the lake to Tahoma on the west coast.

For several days now, the big question has been whether the fire and the big granite will jump and into the populated South Lake Tahoe. Many residents hoped the rock would serve as a migration buffer.

But Monday’s evacuation order was a worrying sign that the crew could lose their legs in the blaze. To the National Weather Service Red flag warning issued It has been showing wind conditions in the area since 11pm on Tuesday.

Caldore Fire Officer Jason Hunter said Monday that the fire is still west of the ridge, but strong winds could cause fires and unpredictable behavior on the site.

Over the past few days, fires have appeared किंवा or sparks blowing through the wind and setting new fires सुमारे about a mile and a half ahead of themselves, but crews on Monday expect the distance to increase by more than a mile. Because of the wind, he said.

He said, “Our significant concern is spotting. In particular, the crew was concerned that “thresholds would be blown off the top of the ridge and lowered somewhere in the valley.”

By midnight, reports came Emerged The fire is spreading at the Sierra-et-Taho, a Tahoe-area ski resort 50 miles from the Twin Bridge.

According to meteorologist Jim Dudley of the incident, winds affecting ground-level fires due to changing weather will help south-westerly winds. The wind speed was expected to be 35 miles per hour on Monday.

Although activity was still ongoing on the western perimeter, most of the increase was on the northeastern edge of the fire, near the town of Strawberry and in the direction of Lake Tahoe, officials said. As of Monday morning, the fire had engulfed 177,260 acres and destroyed 472 homes.

Sunday morning the fire was 19%, but Monday morning control came to 14%. More than 20,000 structures are at risk, officials said.

The crew was trying hard and fast to get ahead of the flames, but they had to deal with increasingly erratic conditions and the extreme behavior of the fire.

“It’s burned aggressively all day,” Eric Schwab said. The head of operations noted that the fire was moving half a mile forward every day, but on Sunday it had “moved about 2½ miles before us, without any sign of slowing down.”

“So,” he said, “we make it our number one priority: get people out of the way and save lives.”

Authorities urged people to obey evacuation orders and said those under evacuation warning should collect vital items such as medicines and be prepared to take action if necessary.

Eric Lee, a law enforcement officer for the event management team, said, “We need to be aware of what’s going on in the fire and try to keep ourselves updated.

Adding to the challenges is the topography of the area, which includes deep drains and ravines that could serve as funnels for winds and flames, officials said.

“We have a saying: where water flows, fire goes,” said fire behavior analyst Steven Woolmer.

Woolmer said the chance of a new fire being caused by the stain was 90% but the chance would increase to 95% in the next few days.

The wind has long been an X-factor of the state’s firefighting behavior, officials said, so the week’s forecast could hurt crews and residents waiting for answers.

Henry Herrera, a public information officer with the California Forest and Fire Department, said: “We’ve found spotting with these weak winds. “So once they reached them [higher] Speed, spotting is likely to increase and spotting distance is also expected to increase. ”

Times Staff Writer Smith reports from South Lake Tahoe and Seedman and Newberry Los Angeles.

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