Wildfire near Lake Tahoe largely kept from towns – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-09-12 12:08:38 –

Tahoe City, California: Thomas Porter, director of forest fire protection in California, said his crew was able to keep the massive flames caused by the Caldor fire near the Lake Tahoe resort area away from the densely populated areas. I did.

In the same briefing, according to Reuters, “We were able to ignite these fires around and outside the corridors of major communities. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen in all cases.” Said.

These corridors include the city of South Lake Tahoe and the nearby Myers.

The flames destroyed about 1,000 structures, including 776 homes, many of which were in the grizzly flats where the fire broke out.

Other fires in the state include the Dixie fire, which began in mid-July and is currently 59% contained, further north of California’s second-largest Sierra Nevada Mountains, but includes 688 homes. Over 1,200 buildings have been destroyed.

Tony Skaldina, Deputy Regional Forest Director for the U.S. Forest Department in California, said the area around the Dixie fire had expanded to 800 miles, with hot, dry and windy conditions throughout Northern California this week. He added that it could spread the fire and cause new fires.

Porter said the fire had burned about 3,125 square miles so far this year, close to the 2020 record.

For the first time since 2012, California National Guard Maj. Gen. David Baldwin said all eight Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command aircraft were in service on Sunday.

According to Reuters, this is also “one of the most influential events we’ve ever seen,” said Mike Blankenheim, head of the Amador El Dorado Unit at the California Department of Forestry and Forestry. Says.

On Tuesday, more than 15,500 people worked to contain 14 active major wildfires in California.

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