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Moving Beyond America’s War On Wildfire: 4 Ways To Avoid Future Megafires

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It first appeared at The Conversation. Californians have been concerned about wildfires for a long time, but the past two years have left many of them fearful and questioning whether any solutions to the fire crisis truly exist. The Dixie Fire in the Sierra Nevada burned nearly 1 million acres in 2021, including almost the entire community of Greenville. Then strong winds near Lake Tahoe sent the Caldor Fire r...
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South Tahoe Councilman Arrested for DUI Denies Having Meth

A South Lake Tahoe city council member arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of controlled substances denies he had any cocaine or methamphetamine.
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Caldor Fire Containment Sits At 76%; More Evacuations Downgraded

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13/AP) — The latest information on the Caldor Fire: Mandatory evacuations were downgraded to warnings for the Heavenly area on Friday. The order effects the following area: Heavenly – East of Pioneer Trail between Larch and Al Tahoe, to include the area of Heavenly Ski Resort out to the Alpine County Line and the Nevada State line on the east. Containment has risen steadliy over the last couple of weeks, but activity began to ramp up again this week, forcing event cancella...
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Closed Portion Of Highway 50 In El Dorado County To Reopen Tuesday

KYUBRZ (CBS13) — Highway 50 between Kyburz and Meyers will reopen to the public Tuesday morning, a Caltrans spokesperson said in a Caldor Fire Community Meeting on Sunday. Caltrans said the public reopening of the Highway will occur at 8 a.m. Prior to this, residents from the closed area will be allowed a temporary entry Monday as an opportunity to verify their addresses and check in on the status of properties. Monday is not a repopulation effort. The transportation of goods and services will ...
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Caldor Fire Containment Remains at 71%

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13/AP) — The latest information on the Caldor Fire: Containment remains at 71 percent with 218,876 acres burned. Overnight, there were gusty winds and several calls but firefighters determined the areas of fire concern were within the existing fire footprint, according to a report from the U.S. Forest Service. The western half of the fire received light rain. As the storm moves out, humidity levels are expected to decrease but winds will continue, prompting a Fire Weather Wa...
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Looting Suspect Accused Of Dozens Of Thefts Arrested In South Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (CBS13) — A suspected looter accused of committing dozens of thefts in South Lake Tahoe was arrested this week, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office announced on Saturday. Joseph Donald Dykes, 37, was booked into jail on charges of probation violation, grand theft, possession of stolen property and theft during a state of emergency. (credit: El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office) According to the sheriff’s office, Dykes seemingly began his crime spree once South Lake Tahoe—which ...
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Caldor Fire Containment Reaches 71%

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13/AP) — The latest information on the Caldor Fire: The acreage burned grew by just 18 acres overnight Friday with full containment still expected by Sept. 27. On Saturday, a new forest order was issued closing areas near the Caldor Fire repair activities. Details can be found here. The order is effective through Dec. 31. Friday’s updates (Sept. 17): 3:30 p.m. Highway 50 between Kyburz and Meyers remained closed Friday, but Caltrans said the highway may reopen as early as th...
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Caldor Fire Containment Reaches 71%; Highway 50 May Reopen Soon

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13/AP) — The latest information on the Caldor Fire: 3:30 p.m. Highway 50 between Kyburz and Meyers remained closed Friday, but Caltrans said the highway may reopen as early as the next few days. The highway remains closed due to public safety concerns and crews are working to remove “hundreds of hazardous trees along the highway” and repairing power and phone lines, guardrails and road signs, Caltrans said. Additionally, the Grizzly Flats area is expected to fully reopen wit...
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Caldor Fire Containment Reaches 71%

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13/AP) — The latest information on the Caldor Fire: 3:30 p.m. Highway 50 between Kyburz and Meyers remained closed Friday, but Caltrans said the highway may reopen as early as the next few days. The highway remains closed due to public safety concerns and crews are working to remove “hundreds of hazardous trees along the highway” and repairing power and phone lines, guardrails and road signs, Caltrans said. Additionally, the Grizzly Flats area is expected to fully reopen wit...
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Future Of Lake Tahoe’s Clarity In Question As Wildfires Worsen

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP/CBS13) — When a wildfire crested the mountains near North America’s largest alpine lake, embers and ash that zipped across a smoky sky pierced Lake Tahoe’s clear blue waters. The evacuation order for thousands to flee their homes has been lifted, but those who returned have found black stripes of ash building up on the shoreline – a reminder that success fighting the Caldor Fire won’t insulate the resort region on the California-Nevada line from effects that outlast wildfire...
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Caldor Fire Containment Reaches 70%; Tahoe Back Open For Visitors

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13/AP) — The latest information on the Caldor Fire: 12:05 p.m. More evacuation orders have now been downgraded. The following areas in El Dorado County are now only under an evacuation warning, according to Cal Fire: From Plummer Ridge south through North South Road including the western portions of Cat Creek and Lower Cat Creek Road. With South Lake Tahoe residents already allowed back home, tourism officials are pushing for people to come back and visit. Lake Tahoe Visitor...
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Caldor Fire Containment Reaches 70%

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13/AP) — The latest information on the Caldor Fire: 8:11 a.m. Containment of the Caldor Fire has now reached 70 percent, Cal Fire reported Wednesday morning. The size has stayed the same, a total of 219,267 acres. Previous day’s (Sept. 15) updates below: 10 p.m. The acreage of the fire has not grown in size since this morning, but containment has grown to 69%. 12:57 p.m. More evacuation orders and warnings have now been downgraded in El Dorado County, Cal Fire says. The f...
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Caldor Fire Now More Than Two-Thirds Of The Way Contained, Cal Fire Reports

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13/AP) — The latest information on the Caldor Fire: 7:30 a.m. Containment continues to tick up in the Caldor Fire. Cal Fire reported on Tuesday morning that the wildfire is now a total of 219,267 acres and 68 percent contained. Some active fire behavior was reported overnight by firefighters. With warm weather still expected for another day, firefighters are continuing work on on strengthening control lines. More evacuation orders and warnings were downgraded on Monday, ...
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Caldor Fire Now Two-Thirds Of The Way Contained, Cal Fire Reports

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13/AP) — The latest information on the Caldor Fire: 7 a.m. The Caldor Fire grew slightly since the weekend, but containment has also now crossed the two-thirds mark. Cal Fire reported Monday morning that the wildfire has now grown to a total of 219,267 acres. Containment is now at 67 percent, with full containment expected by Sept. 27. Firefighters say warmer weather, southwest winds, and low humidity are expected this week. Over the weekend, several more evacuation orde...
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Dixie Fire Still On Pace To Become ‘Gigafire’

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Caldor Fire Holding At 218K Acres; Favorable Weather Leads To More Containment

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13/AP) —  Part of Highway 50 has reopened and more evacuation orders have been lifted in the Caldor Fire burning in El Dorado County. Containment is up to 65 percent and 218,950 acres, a modest overnight increase. At 10 a.m., officials reduced mandatory evacuation orders along Highway 50 to warnings and said that part of the highway will be opening up after its closure weeks ago. The section of Highway 50 that is reopening runs from Ice House Road to 36 Mile Stone. Meanwhile...
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California recall: Newsom fights for survival as historic crises fuel extraordinary race

The Democratic governor says Covid and western fires illuminate the stark choice voters must make Ballots were already being cast in California’s gubernatorial recall election when Gavin Newsom, visiting a pop-up clinic in Oakland, once again implored his constituents to get the Covid-19 vaccine. The week before, the governor had visited the site of the devastating Caldor fire, which had threatened the resort town of South Lake Tahoe and destroyed nearly 1,000 structures.These ongoing calamities...
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We've done everything we can': South Lake Tahoe begins road to recovery following Caldor Fire

“I’m 81 years old and I said, ‘Do I have to start over?’” a retired postal worker and South Lake Tahoe resident said. “I didn’t eat for...
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Caldor Fire Containment Holding At 218k Acres; Favorable Weather Leads To More Containment

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13/AP) — The latest on the Caldor Fire burning in El Dorado County: 10:00 p.m. Crews took advantage of favorable weather conditions this weekend to gain containment on the Caldor Fire. Fire spread was minimal Saturday, with the fire now being reported at 218,764 acres at 65% containment. The Grizzly Flats area is expected to begin repopulating on Sunday after being evacuated since August 16. 11:05 a.m. As of Saturday morning, it remains at 218,459 acres with containment incr...
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Caldor Fire Containment Holding At 218,489 Acres; Evacuation Orders Downgraded For Sly Park Area

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13/AP) — The latest on the Caldor Fire burning in El Dorado County: As of Saturday morning, it remains at 218,459 acres with containment increasing to 60 percent in the last 24 hours. Previous day’s (Sept. 10) updates below: 9:05 a.m. The Caldor Fire has now grown to 218,459 acres and is 53 percent contained. Several new evacuation orders were also downgraded to warnings Friday morning: All areas east of Sly Park Road from Park Creek to Mormon Emigrant Trail & the Park Creek...
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Caldor Fire Containment Holding At 53%; Evacuation Orders Downgraded For Sly Park Area

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13/AP) — The latest on the Caldor Fire burning in El Dorado County: 9:05 a.m. The Caldor Fire has now grown to 218,459 acres and is 53 percent contained. Several new evacuation orders were also downgraded to warnings Friday morning: All areas east of Sly Park Road from Park Creek to Mormon Emigrant Trail & the Park Creek Mormon Emigrant Trail Intersection. This includes the Sly Park Recreation Area. Previous day’s (Sept. 9) updates below: 2:33 p.m. Several new evacuation o...
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Wildlife Officials Warn Caldor Evacuees Returning To Tahoe About Potential Bear Encounters

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Caldor Fire Grows To 217,946 Acres, 53% Contained

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13/AP) — The latest on the Caldor Fire burning in El Dorado County: 7:47 a.m. The Caldor Fire continues to grow slightly even as containment has now crossed the halfway mark. As of Thursday morning, Cal Fire says the incident has grown to a total of 217,946 acres. Containment now stands at 53 percent. Damage inspections are continuing, but authorities say they’ve assessed about 99 percent of structures in the burn area. Previous day’s (Sept. 8) updates below: 11:00 p.m. T...
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Caldor Fire Damage Impacts Reopening Of Highways 50, 89

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‘They roamed the city’: bears move in on South Lake Tahoe as residents flee fire

Ursine invaders trash popular tourist destination on the California-Nevada border after evacuationsAfter the Caldor fire forced 22,000 residents of South Lake Tahoe, California, to evacuate, bears in the region took it upon themselves to patrol the mostly empty area.With residents gone, garbage service suspended last week and fire burning through their habitat, bears dug through the resort town’s trash cans and broke into homes in search of food. They were spotted in homes, at gas stations and o...
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Caldor Fire Grows To 217,569 Acres, 50% Contained

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13/AP) — The latest on the Caldor Fire burning in El Dorado County: 8:06 a.m. Containment of the Caldor Fire is holding at 50 percent as of Wednesday morning. The wildfire also grew slightly, Cal Fire reports, with it now totaling 217,569 acres. Firefighters remain concerned that the higher temperatures, higher winds, and predicted thunderstorms later in the week could increase fire activity. Previous day’s (Sept. 7) updates below: 9:30 p.m. Here is the updated shelter l...
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Homeowners In The Sierra Having Their Properties Sprayed With Special Fire Retardant

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Caldor Fire Grows To 217,007 Acres, 50% Contained

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13/AP) — The latest on the Caldor Fire burning in El Dorado County: 7 p.m. The Caldor Fire has grown to 217,007 acres and is now 50 percent contained. It has destroyed 776 single residences. 5:42 p.m. The following Evacuation Orders have been downgraded to Evacuation Warnings in El Dorado County: West of Ice House Road, from the Placer County line, South to Highway 50 and East of Junction Reservoir. The following Evacuation Warnings have been lifted in El Dorado County: S...
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Police: Body Found In Lake Tahoe On Tuesday Unrelated To Caldor Fire

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (CBS13) — Authorities say they are investigating a case of a body found in Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, but it does not appear to be related to the Caldor Fire. South Lake Tahoe police say a passerby noticed a person face down in the water about 50-feet from the shoreline. Officers located the person and found him dead. No cause of death has been determined at this point. Police also say they haven’t been able to make a positive identification yet. The case is now being handled by...
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Caldor Fire Grows To 216,646 Acres, 49% Contained

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13/AP) — The latest on the Caldor Fire burning in El Dorado County: 7:46 a.m. Containment continues to rise in the Caldor Fire. As of Tuesday morning, Cal Fire reports that the wildfire grew to a total of 216,646 acres. It is now 49 percent contained. On Monday, several more evacuation orders and warnings were downgraded. Still, the fire does remain active and several areas in Alpine, Amador, and El Dorado counties remain evacuated. Cal Fire says they’ve assessed about 90...
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