Residents scramble to evacuate as wildfire approaches Lake Tahoe | Climate News

The resort area is in the path of California’s Caldor Fire, which is raging due to strong winds and dry conditions.

A huge firefighting force gathered Tuesday to defend Lake Tahoe from a raging wildfire that forced the evacuation of California communities on the south end of the alpine resort and put others across the state line in Nevada on notice to be ready to flee.

The streets of the popular vacation haven, normally filled with thousands of summer tourists, were all but deserted after the rapid growth of the Caldor Fire forced a mass evacuation on Monday and triggered

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