Caldor fire containment line: EL DORADO COUNTY – Caldor Fire is raging in the Eco Summit and the Tahoe Basin.
At intersections 50 and 89 in South Lake Tahoe, traffic is usually backed up as people prepare for the final holiday weekend, while the California Summer Hotspot is a ghost town, as the Calhore Fire Charges towards Lake Tahoe.
Authorities gave advance evacuation orders, giving Tahoe tourists and residents time to get out.
“Get yourself and your family and stay away from that area,” said Gary Lష్sch, chief of the Sacramento Fire Department.
We drove east on Highway 50 from the Echo Summit to South Lake Tahoe, almost engulfed in flames on both sides. Caldor Fire Tahoe Basin – Flying outside the combination line to trigger new fires.
Firefighters are battling the blaze as it returns to the roadway with traffic.
“It is unfortunate that everyone is stuck in a traffic jam,” Losh said. “At least everyone has a chance … Load their family and pets, if possible, get in the vehicle and start moving away from here.”
We met Chief LSch in Camp Sacramento, which is just miles away from the wreckage of the fire.
“Sometimes people say, ‘Oh my God, the fire isn’t even close … and you’re sending us out,'” he said.
Chief Losh knows what happens if moves are not ordered fast enough.
“We were both at the campfire. We saw cars littering on the highways. If there’s anything we’ve learned there, let’s get everyone out of their cars on bail and get everyone out quickly before rushing onto the roads,” he said.
Air is the biggest problem for firefighters. Firefighters are hoping tonight will be in their favor and calm.