Caldor Fire Update: Containment Hits 50%; Soaring Temperatures Elevate Fire Danger AgainAs the intensity of the Caldor Fire eased and containment increased Tuesday, the thousands of firefighters battling the massive blaze faced a new challenge -- a sweltering heat wave that sent temperatures in the Tahoe Basin soaring to near triple digits.
How To Help Caldor Fire VictimsAs the intensity of the Caldor Fire eased and containment increased Tuesday, thousands were returning to the homes after spending weeks or days in evacuation centers.
Caldor Fire Update: Bear Warning Issued For Returning Tahoe Residents; Mountain Firefight In Desolation WildernessAs thousands of South Lake Tahoe residents returned to their homes Monday, officials issued a warning to be on the lookout for bears who have been wandering through the evacuated neighborhoods, ransacking trash cans and homes while scavenging for food.
Caldor Fire Update: South Lake Tahoe Residents Cleared To Return To HomesWith containment of the massive Caldor Fire growing by the hour, the El Dorado County sheriff downgraded evacuation orders to warnings for many neighborhoods in South Lake Tahoe Sunday, allowing thousands of residents to begin the journey back to their homes.
Caldor Fire: 'Monumental Day' As Hundreds Return To Homes Near Pollock PinesOptimism continued to soar Saturday within the ranks of the small army of firefighters battling the massive Caldor Fire near Lake Tahoe. Evacuated residents were returning homes on the secured western edge of the blaze while crews had slowed the advance of the flames on the outskirts of South Lake Tahoe.
Caldor Fire Update: Cal Fire 'Cautiously Optimistic' As Winds Ease; Devastation In Phillips Park; Firefight At Lower Echo LakeBeloved cabins reduced to piles of rubble, memories incinerated in minutes, those bore witness early Friday to the intensity of the firefight with the massive Caldor Fire in Phillips Park as it raged along Highway 50 on its march to South Lake Tahoe.
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.
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 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 Update: Wildfire Jumps Hwy 50, Grows to Over 98,000 AcresFlames from the Caldor Fire jumped the still shut down Highway 50 Saturday evening as the massive blaze in El Dorado County continued to grow.
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.
Highway 50 Over Echo Summit Closed For Next Two Weeks, Impacting South Lake Tahoe TravelTravelers heading to South Lake Tahoe during the next two weeks should prepare for detours as Caltrans shuts down Highway 50 through Echo Summit in both directions for bridge work until October 2.
Caltrans Plans 2-Week Closure For Highway 50 Near South Lake TahoeBay Area drivers heading to South Lake Tahoe this fall will have to take a long detour, as a stretch of Highway 50 will be closed for two weeks next month.