Author Archives: Peter Prochilo

Lake Tahoe Wildfire Seemed Controllable, Then It Wasn’t

Firefighters at Caldor Fire

By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Just last week, managers overseeing the fight against the massive wildfire scorching California’s Lake Tahoe region thought they could have it contained by the start of this week. Instead, the Caldor ...

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CA Wildfire Approaches Lake Tahoe After Mass Evacuation

Two firefighters create a fuel break as the Caldor Fire burns near homes

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A ferocious wildfire swept toward Lake Tahoe on Tuesday just hours after roads were clogged with fleeing cars when the entire California resort city of South Lake Tahoe was ordered to evacuate and communities ...

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ALERTWildfire Thermal Cameras Show Caldor Fire Spotting into Tahoe Basin

Thermal imaging at Caldor Fire

University of Nevada, Reno and DigitalPath technicians deploy latest technology onto mountaintop camera platform One of the two thermal cameras in place for the Caldor Fire shows active flames heading into the Lake Tahoe Basin with a dozen or more ...

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CA Winds Shifting as Wildfire Battles Go On

Fire truck at French fire

By SAM METZ and JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — California weather was heating up and winds were shifting Thursday as more than 14,000 firefighters battled wildfires up and down the state, including a major blaze ...

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