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Joe Biden approves emergency in California over Caldor wildfire as winds provide hope

US President Joe Biden approved a declaration of emergency for the state of California and federal assistance to help firefighters combat the Caldor Fire. The White House announced the moves late on Wednesday as crews fought back the wind-driven wildfire, managing to save South Lake Tahoe, the largest town along the rim of North America‚Äôs […]

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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 […]

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Caldor Fire prompts evacuation orders around California’s Lake Tahoe region

The Caldor Fire raging in Northern California has prompted evacuation orders and warnings in the Lake Tahoe Basin on Sunday night after conditions resulted in rapid spread. The patients at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe were all evacuated. “Patients will be transferred to regional partner facilities & patients’ families will be notified,” the […]

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California Wildfires: Thousands ordered to evacuate; Air quality deteriorates to historic levels

Health officials in Reno, Nevada, have warned residents to stay indoors as smoke from the Caldor Fire, burning east of Sacramento, California, has drifted across state lines and created historically bad air quality. In California, more than 42,000 residents have been told to evacuate their homes as nine large wildfires burn in the northern part […]