Caldor Fire continues to burn towards Lake Tahoe; thousands evacuate, ski resorts use snow making machines to fight blaze

Flames raced across treetops and through drought-stricken vegetation as firefighters scrambled to keep a growing California wildfire from reaching a resort city at the southern tip of Lake Tahoe after evacuation orders were expanded to neighboring Nevada. Thick smoke from the Caldor Fire enveloped the city of South Lake Tahoe, which was all but deserted […]