On A Positive Note: Soothing SoundsA long-time Tahoe resident plays violin during a traffic standstill while evacuating from the Caldor fire, dad jokes play a small part in bringing together a community and the dogs take a dip in Croatia.
Fires Prompt Air District To Extend Air Quality Advisory Through Labor Day WeekendDue to wildfires burning across Northern California, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has extended an Air Quality Advisory into the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Caldor Fire: Price Gouging Reported Among Lake Tahoe EvacueesAs fearful Lake Tahoe residents packed up belongings and fled the Caldor Fire burning toward the California-Nevada border, some encountered an unexpected obstacle: price gouging.
Caldor Fire Update: Crews Take Advantage of Weather, Increase Containment; 3 Looting Suspects ArrestedFirefighters mounting a defense of South Lake Tahoe on Thursday were able to take advantage of favorable weather conditions, gaining ground on the Caldor Fire as authorities arrested their third looting suspect.
Caldor Fire Update: Crews Battle Flames Near Kirkwood, Heavenly Valley; New Evacuation Warnings In Alpine CountyHundreds of firefighters battled the advancing flames of the massive Caldor Fire near the Kirkwood ski resort Wednesday as strengthening afternoon winds tossed ember clouds well ahead of the control lines and ignited spot fires.
'Animals Are Running For Their Lives': Wildlife Rescue Groups Rush Animals Away From FlamesAs people piled into their cars, animals hit the road too. The flames frightened wildlife, forcing animals from their homes.
Caldor Fire Update: Fire Grows to Nearly 200,000 Acres; Evacuations Ordered for Douglas County, NVNew mandatory evacuation orders were issued for parts of Nevada's Douglas County earlier Tuesday as the Caldor Fire grew to nearly 200,000 acres by evening, according to authorities.
Caldor Fire Update: Wall Of Flames Roars Over Echo Summit; Exodus Leaves South Lake Tahoe Deserted A wall of flames from the Caldor Fire roared over Echo Summit at Highway 50 Monday evening, racing down the mountainside toward the Lake Tahoe Basin where thousands of residents were forced to flee their homes in a mass exodus that clogged the few routes out of the region.
Caldor Fire Threatens Beloved Camp Concord on Shore of Lake TahoeHundreds of homes and businesses near Lake Tahoe are endangered as the Caldor Fire continues to grow, but so is a piece of property beloved by tens of thousands of Bay Area residents.
Forest Service Closes All National Forests In California Through Mid-September Due To Wildfire DangerThe U.S. Forest Service on Monday ordered the closure of national forests in California through mid-September, amid ongoing massive wildfires burning throughout the state.
Caldor Fire Update: Cabins Burning Near Echo Summit; Evacuation Warning Issued For Tahoe Basin The massive Caldor Fire advanced toward Echo Summit Sunday afternoon, burning cabins near Camp Sacramento as crews raced to build protection lines at the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort and residents were ordered to evacuate their homes in Myers, Fallen Leaf Lake and Christmas Valley.
Caldor Fire: 'Pivotal Day' In Protecting Lake Tahoe; 4,000 Acres Burn OvernightFirefighters faced a critical day in efforts to prevent the massive Caldor Fire from reaching the Lake Tahoe resort region Saturday, fearing that hot, gusty winds could fuel the stubborn blaze.
Caldor Fire Update: 'Extreme Fire Behavior' Moves Wall Of Flames Along Highway 50 Toward Tahoe BasinA wall of flames from the Caldor Fire advanced along the Highway 50 corridor early Friday, stirring up 'extreme fire behavior' that ripped through thick stands of timber and tinder-dry underbrush as the blaze continued to move toward the heavily populated Lake Tahoe Basin.
Caldor Fire Update: Winds Whip Up Flames Along Highway 50; New Evacuation Orders IssuedGusty up-canyon winds whipped up the Caldor Fire along Highway 50 as firefighters engaged flames near the mountain community of Kyburz early Thursday, attempting to slow the blaze's advance toward the heavily populated Lake Tahoe basin.
Caldor Fire Update: Blaze 'Just Simply Outpaced Us'; Burn Zone Grows To 122,980 Acres With 11 Percent Containment Like many residents in the Sierra foothills, San Francisco winemakers Amy and Aaron Bryan find themselves in a battle with the smoke and flames of the raging Caldor Fire.