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How far is the Caldor fire from Lake Tahoe?

Caldor Fire grows by 5K acres overnight, just 2 miles from South Lake Tahoe. KRON4Caldor Fire grows by 5K acres overnight, just 2 miles from South Lake Tahoe

How contained is the Tahoe Fire?

The Caldor fire in California burned through remote areas in the Sierra Nevada for two weeks and then descended toward the major population centers along Lake Tahoe. The fire spread to more than 186,000 acres and was 15 percent contained. The New York TimesCaldor Fire Intensifies and Evacuations Are Ordered Near Lake Tahoe

Did Echo Summit Lodge burn?

The Caldor Fire burned up to the historic Echo Summit Lodge but fire crews were able to protect those buildings for the moment. KCRA SacramentoCaldor Fire: Fight to protect homes on Echo Summit continues

How many acres has the Caldor fire burned?

Fire officials have issued evacuation orders and warnings around Lake Tahoe Basin as the massive Caldor Fire continues to rage in Northern California, burning more than 191,000 acres and ravaging hundreds of homes and businesses. CBS NewsThe Caldor Fire, now over 191,000 acres, threatens 33,000 homes and businesses near Lake Tahoe

Thousands of Lake Tahoe homes evacuated as Caldor Fire rages

KTVU San Francisco 01 September, 2021 - 12:21am

Las Vegas-area firefighters heading to Tahoe for wildfire help

FOX5 Las Vegas 01 September, 2021 - 12:21am

Caldor Fire Approaches Lake Tahoe After Mass Evacuation

NBC Bay Area 01 September, 2021 - 12:21am

Letters to the Editor: South Lake Tahoe is on the brink. Now will politicians stop deferring to Big Oil?

Los Angeles Times 31 August, 2021 - 02:44pm

Yes, decades of fire suppression, clear-cut logging and population growth in the urban-wildland interface have increased the danger from wildfires. But not to see the figurative forest for the trees in this situation is foolish.

Climate change has made the West warmer and drier will continue to make weather more extreme and wildfires more frequent and destructive beyond just our dense forests. If wildfires in places such as Lake Tahoe should teach us all anything, it is that true solutions are reached through politics and policymaking.

Both individuals and large businesses must step beyond the reactionary donations to impacted regions and put effort into climate lobbying. Policy solutions such as carbon taxes, regulations, ending subsidies and standards in renewable energy may threaten the fossil fuel industry’s status quo, but they would help slow the desiccation of the forests and other places we hold dear.

To the editor: It is now death by a thousand cuts for the planet. The daily news consists of ceaseless fires, droughts, heat waves and floods.

I visited my sister in Minden, Nev., two weeks ago, just 20 miles from South Lake Tahoe. The Tamarack fire was still raging in nearby Alpine County, Calif. The air in Minden was a dystopian yellow, raining ashes. We huddled inside around an air filter, grieving the loss of one of my sister’s most cherished hiking trails.

The rest of us are heartsick over the planet and the landmarks we loved, now charred, flooded or dead. If we don’t start lowering emissions and turning this around fast, these will be the good old days.

To the editor: Has it occurred to anyone that perhaps we shouldn’t be fighting Mother Nature?

Rather than spending billions of dollars pushing back fires in essentially wilderness areas, preventing rising water levels from inundating low-lying areas or tearing down bluffs overlooking the ocean, perhaps it’s humans who should retreat and regroup.

If humans were to come together and admit climate change is a real thing, we would stop treating Mother Nature as an enemy to defeat and instead live where she can be our ally.

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