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.
'Knocking on Door to Lake Tahoe Basin;' Caldor Fire Eclipses 114,000 Acres; Nation's Top Firefighting PriorityThe Caldor Fire burning in the Sierra Nevada has become the top firefighting priority in the nation and the Cal Fire chief Monday afternoon acknowledged the possible threat to the Lake Tahoe area.
UPDATE: Caltrans Closes Part of Hwy 50 Over Caldor Fire Safety ConcernsCaltrans closed a 40-mile stretch of Highway 50 in El Dorado County Friday afternoon due to safety concerns over the still-growing Caldor Fire as more evacuation orders were issued.
UPDATE: Caldor Fire In Sierra Tops 65,000 Acres; Wildfire Remains at Zero ContainmentThe Caldor Fire in the Sierra grew again overnight but the advance was not as explosive as has been earlier in the week because of increased humidity, fire officials said Thursday.
UPDATE: Caldor Fire In Sierra Tops 53,000 Acres; New Evacuations Ordered For KyburzThe Caldor Fire burning in the Sierra Nevada ballooned overnight to more than 53,000 acres, sweeping through the El Dorado National Forest in what fire officials called "unprecedented fire behavior."
Caldor Fire Update: Massive Wildfire Explodes to 30,000 Acres; Newsom Declares State of EmergencyNew evacuations were ordered in El Dorado County ahead of the Caldor Fire that exploded to approximately 30,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada Tuesday after Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in the county.
Tiny Home Stolen From Storage Facility In El Dorado HillsLaw enforcement is reaching out to the public for help in their search for a tiny home that was stolen earlier this month in El Dorado County.
Homebuyers In Northern California 'High Fire Zones' See Insurance Rates Go Through The RoofThe start of fire season should be a wakeup call for home buyers in this red hot real estate market. That’s because finding insurance for your dream house, if it’s next to wildland may give you sticker shock.
COVID-19 Cases Spike In South Lake Tahoe; County Leaders Prep For Emergency MeetingCoronavirus cases are spiking in South Lake Tahoe, presenting an alarming problem for El Dorado County officials.
California Adds Millions To Budget To Upgrade Wildfire Response Alongside COVID-19 EffortsWith the impending fire season approaching in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state nevertheless is preparing to spend millions more for wildfire preparation and suppression strategies, including establishment of a new wildfire safety division in the state Public Utilities Commission.
Body Believed To Be Of Missing NorCal Teenager Found In Fast-Flowing Sierra Nevada RiverThe body of a teenager from Northern California who went missing from a group or friends on a hike was found in a fast-moving river in El Dorado County, authorities said.
Genetic Genealogy Exonerates Man Convicted In 1985 El Dorado County MurderThe man originally convicted in a 35-year-old Northern California murder case will soon go free due to new DNA evidence.