Roadway traffic lines as fire threatens Tahoe area

Roadway traffic lines as fire threatens Tahoe area

Associated Press

Lake Tahoe threatened by massive fire, lake ordered to flee

“Today was a tough day and there’s nothing wrong with it,” said Jeff Marsoleis, ranger for El Dorado National Forest. A few days ago, he thought crews could stop the Caldor Fire’s eastward progress, but “today it let go.” Flames swirled through mountains just a few miles southwest of the Tahoe Basin, where thick smoke was packing tourists at a time when summer vacations were normally in full swing for the Labor Day weekend.

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