Residents of the Lake Tahoe area of California are receiving evacuation orders as the Caldor Fire continues to spread.
As The New York Times reported, “As the Caldor fire intensified amid dry and windy conditions, thousands of people along the lake’s southern and western shores were ordered to evacuate. Crews of firefighters sped to put out spot fires only miles from South Lake Tahoe, Calif.”
According to The Washington Post, “On Monday, the Caldor Fire became the second fire in California history to cross the Sierra Nevada, traveling up and over the highest ridgetops.”
“We haven’t had fires burn from one side of the Sierra to the other,” Cal Fire Director Thom Porter said at a news conference Monday. “We did with the Dixie; now we have with the Caldor — two times in our history, and they are both happening this month.”
Thousands of people were evacuated from the Tahoe area, specifically on the western and southern shores of the lake.
“Experts warn that the Caldor Fire,