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.
Tamarack Fire: Badly Burned Bear Cub Rescued In Markleeville; Blaze 45 Percent Contained; Alpine County Evacuation Orders Lifted An evacuated family returning to check on their Markleeville home over the weekend discovered a baby burned bear cub who had suffered severe burns in the Tamarack Fire.
Tamarack Fire: Determined Firefighters Turn Flames Back From Highway 395; Lightning Threat In Weather ForecastTaking advantage of easing weather conditions, fire crews aggressively attacked the Tamarack Fire along Highway 395 Saturday using backfires, air support and an intensive ground effort to keep the flames from advancing any further eastward.
Feds Say Endangered Wildflower Near Planned Nevada Lithium Mine Should Be ProtectedAn extremely rare wildflower that grows only in Nevada’s high desert where an Australian mining company wants to dig for lithium should be protected under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday.
Second Straight Burning Man Cancellation Divides Locals, Health OfficialsThe cancellation of Burning Man for a second year is drawing mixed reaction in northern Nevada, where businesses say they’ll miss the economic boost but health officials are glad it won’t contribute to the spread of COVID-19.
COVID Tourism: 3 Vegas Casinos Fully Opening After 80% Worker VaccinationsSome Las Vegas Strip casinos have been allowed to open at 100% capacity, officials said Tuesday, after showing Nevada state regulators that at least 80% of their employees have received at least one shot of coronavirus vaccine.
COVID: Burning Man Organizers Cancel 2021 Festival Due to PandemicBurning Man organizers announced Tuesday they are canceling this summer's annual counter-culture festival in the Nevada desert for the second year in a row because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID Reopening: Burning Man Mulling Proof Of Vaccination For August 2021 FestivalBurning Man festival organizers have said that they are considering requiring attendees to prove they have been vaccinated for COVID-19 if the organizers move forward with plans to hold this year’s counter-culture festival in the Nevada desert.