- Another red flag warning Tuesday in Northern California could make the situation even worse for firefighters.
- Caudor fires erupted on Highway 89 Monday after a massive evacuation of South Lake Tahoe.
- More evacuation orders were issued near the second-largest Dixie Fire in the state’s history.
South Lake Tahoe, California – scenic Lake Tahoe, Caldor Fire The increase came overnight after a jump on a highway and a massive evacuation from Lakeside town, fire officials said Tuesday.
Caldor fires are raging south of Lake Tahoe, where residents were stranded Monday during an evacuation order on Highway 50 in the direction of eastern Nevada.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Tuesday the forest fire reached about 300 square miles as it remained active in the southern part of South Lake Tahoe. The fire that broke out on August 14 is under 16% control.
The situation was expected to flare up further on Tuesday with the red flag warning being enforced across the region. Winds of 35 mph and one-digit humidity can increase rapidly before starting a fire National Weather Service Said.
Nearby casinos closed Monday, a local hospital emptied, and tourists and residents jammed the streets at the usual comfortable lakeside vacation spot.
“It’s a systematic evacuation, one neighbor at a time,” South Lake Tahoe Police Lt. Travis Cabral said on social media.
After an evacuation order was issued for 22,000 residents of the city, the fire broke out on Highway 89 and was reported to be moving northwards in the mayors of South Lake Tahoe, USA Today Network reporter saw. Cruz was expected to begin protecting the structure on homes near the Christmas Valley community.
East of Nevada was part of Douglas County It also issued a warning late Monday to prepare for possible migration.
The Calder Fire is one of 83 large fires and is burning more than 3,900 square miles west of the complex. National Intelligence Fire Center.
Cal Fire said the winds near Caldor Fire were visible three-quarters of a mile from the fire line. The fire threatened डॉलर 50 cantonment lines, Cal Fire said.
“It’s out of my control,” Glenn Naz said of the fire.
Ken Breslin was stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic less than a mile from his home on Monday, with only a quarter tank of gas in his Ford Escape, as evacuation orders were issued.
“Until this morning, I didn’t think it was possible to come to this area. Now, it’s very real,” he said.
The fire destroyed more than 480 homes and 182 other commercial or small structures. At least five people have been injured, and 3,784 firefighters are battling the blaze, Cal Fire said. An additional strike team arrived late Monday to protect the homes, fire spokesman Dominic Polito said.
“Wherever there are structures, there are firefighters on the ground,” Polito added.
The ancient waters of Lake Tahoe; The main building of the Sierra-et-Taho survived
Co Ancient blue water and plenty of summer and winter activities, The Lake Tahoe area receives an average of 15 million tourists a year.
Beyond the immediate concern of public safety and the thousands of homes at risk, the fire has endangered the clarity and visibility of the world-famous lake fire.
The flames spread to the mountains around the Sierra-et-Taho resort, which lost some minor structures but survived its main building. The crew used an ice making machine to wet the ground.
Webcam footage shows firefighters using an elevator at Kirkwood Mountain Resort.
The heavenly ski resort is spread across the state line with lifts and footpaths in both states. Monday’s empty orders included the area surrounding his California operation.
On the Nevada side of the border, the state’s Gaming Control Board said some resorts began shutting down parts of their gaming operations.
“We anticipate that this could increase in the next few hours,” Nevada Gaming Control Board analyst Michael Lawton said in an email.
The four major casinos in the area include Harrah Lake Tahoe, Harvey, Hard Rock Lake Tahoe and Montblue Casino Resort.
Dixie Fire orders the next evacuation
Meanwhile, more north in California Dixie Fire, the sheriff’s office in two counties, extended the eviction order Monday The crew is trying to prevent the fire from reaching the Highway 70 corridor.
The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office told more residents to evacuate as the 7-week-old fire spread east of Butte Lake in Lassen National Forest. Near the southern part of the fire, the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office told several communities to evacuate as the fire was contained across the Genesis Valley and Grizzly Ridge, and near Lake Davis in Plumas National Forest.
The 1,260-square-mile fire is the second largest in the state’s history, with 1,277 structures destroyed, including 685 homes, and more than 13,600 people at risk, according to Calfire. About 50% of the fires in the fire brigade are extinguished.
A red flag warning was also applied in the vicinity of Dixie Fire.
Since its inception on July 13, Dixie Fire has consumed approximately 1 1 billion worth of wood, with an additional $ 1 billion still at risk, according to the Lassen National Forest Approach Report.
There are 13 major wildfires burning in California. Climate change has caused forest fires Western countries have grown more frequently and intensely in recent years, scientists agree.
Due to the ongoing fire Forest officials closed all national forests in the state Visitors for at least two weeks hoping to help the fire brigade deal with spiraling crises.
“We don’t take this decision lightly but it’s the best option for public safety,” said Jennifer Aberlin, regional forester.
Contributed by: Crystal Hayes, USA Today; Brian Duggan, Amy Alonzo, Kristin Oh, Ed Comanda, David Rodriguez, Reno Gadget Journal; Jessica Scropanic, Reading Record Searchlight; Associated Press