Fire in the Town of Caldor, California – TAHOE Canyon Fire Threat Review
The Caldor Fire is now consuming considerable portion of the lake’s southwest corner. Wildfire raced toward the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe and the fire has already spread well beyond the planned containment lines. Authorities issued a mandatory evacuation order early this morning and have since urged residents to leave the area.
The Caldor Fire is spreading quickly. Its size is equivalent to that of the Carlton Fire in the Green Mountain State several months ago. The Caldor Fire threatens to put the town of El Mirage in jeopardy as it consumes much of the land surrounding the original location of the Gold Rush/veloped Center in Nevada. Evacuation orders have also been issued for the towns of Mineralville, Truckee, and Bellows Beach. An evacuation alert message has been posted on the office website for the towns.
Authorities have confirmed that the latest wildfire in California is the largest wildfire in over 100 years in California. The official confirmed count now stands at 5 percent containment with an additional two percent contained within the containment lines. Authorities are urging residents to leave early because the threat of the fire getting close to populated communities is imminent. Evacuation orders are also being issued for homes along the south lake Tahoe.
A wildfire that started off the Sacramento-across the San Bernardino Mountains burned for several days before moving down the slope and into California’s central valley. But this latest event is much more serious because it has resulted in the loss of a large portion of the lake’s surface area. This disaster is considered so serious that federal agencies have dispatched several hundred personnel to the area to contain and restore the damaged habitats of the birds and wildlife habitat.
Authorities declared that the Caldor Fire was one of the most significant emergencies in modern times. They added that the fire was likely to result in the loss of at least two to five thousand acres of habitat as well as the lives of many ranchers and their family members. In addition, the officials said that the fire could result in the closed of the Lake Mead National Park due to the threat of water flow from the mountain.
The Caldor Fire has spread rapidly thanks to some high winds which have helped spread the fire even faster. Authorities have already started to use helicopter and aircraft to combat the growing wildfire. Meanwhile, authorities have already asked all persons living in the area to evacuate the community as soon as possible. In addition, officials said that hundreds of firefighters are fighting to contain the fire on the ground.
A number of residents in the town of Caldor Fire had already left their homes when the fire broke out. However, they had managed to save some of their belongings from burning including a couple of cars, an RV and a sailboat. Most fire officials said that the residents of the town had left early on in the morning for a fishing trip to Catalina Island when the fire broke out. There were no reports of fire destroyed any properties.
Aside from the endangered species of the lake, there are also other endangered species of the surrounding areas. The local wildlife population had already been threatened by the wildfire. Several ranchers who lost their properties have already asked for help from the American Red Cross to help them rebuild their lives. But it seems like the worst is still yet to come. The fire has continued to spread towards the La Honda tunnel which is about ten miles away from the town. The main road and major intersection were already affected by the wildfire and all residents have been warned to evacuate their homes.