Caldor Fire - Entire South Lake Tahoe under evacuation order, California

Caldor Fire - Entire South Lake Tahoe under evacuation order, California

The entire South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, California is under an evacuation order on Monday, August 30, 2021, due to the rapidly spreading Caldor Fire. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the eastern Sierra and western Nevada through September 1.

Authorities issued three separate evacuation orders for El Dorado County on Monday morning and gradually expanded the mandatory evacuation zone to cover the entire South Lake Tahoe area west of the Nevada state line.1

Caldor Fire, California on August 29, 2021 - Natural Color. Credit: Copernicus EU/Sentinel-2, EO Browser, TW

Caldor Fire, California on August 29, 2021 - SWIR. Credit: Copernicus EU/Sentinel-2, EO Browser, TW

Caldor Fire has so far consumed 71 734 ha (177 260 acres), destroyed 472 structures (residential, commercial, and other), and damaged another 39. Five people have been injured.

It started on August 14 and is only 14% contained.2

References:

1 All of South Lake Tahoe ordered to evacuate as Caldor Fire could move 'even faster' due to wind - SFGATE

2 Caldor Fire - CalFire

Featured image: Caldor Fire, California on August 29, 2021 - Natural Color. Credit: Copernicus EU/Sentinel-2, EO Browser, TW

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