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."
Man's Body Found By Searchers Looking For Missing San Francisco TeacherA man’s body was found Tuesday by searchers looking for Edward Cavanaugh, a San Francisco teacher who went missing last month while dirt bike riding in El Dorado County, according to sheriff’s officials.
Drone Used To Search For Missing San Francisco Teacher In El Dorado National ForestThe California National Guard is using a drone to search El Dorado National Forest for a missing San Francisco teacher, marking the first time the Guard has used a drone for a search-and-rescue mission.
PG&E To Pay $50.5 Million After Sparking 2 NorCal WildfiresPG&E and its contractors have agreed to pay $50.5 million to settle Department of Justice allegations that the utility was responsible for two wildfires that scorched 18,000 acres of national forest land in Northern California.
Plane Of Missing Napa Winery Owner Found In SierraSearch crews have found the wreckage of a small plane flown by a winery owner that disappeared on a flight from Nevada to Tracy.