In the United States, thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate the south shore of Lake Tahoe (California), threatened by the Caldor fire.
Impressive images of the Caldor fire, which ravages the shores of Lake Tahoe, California (United States). The fire approaches dangerously close to Lake Tahoe. For two weeks, this forest fire has already destroyed hundreds of homes over more than 700 km². The flames, fanned by strong winds, were very difficult to contain by the firefighters mobilized on the spot.
“We are facing very active fire behavior. We have spotted very dry fuels in these drought conditions and we expect this active fire to continue for the next two days given the current weather conditions,” says Brian Newman, Chief Operating Officer. Tens of thousands of Americans are leaving the region, not knowing if they will ever be able to return to their homes. For now, the emergency services are ordering to evacuate the area. About ten fires are raging in the western United States. The drought favoring fires every summer.
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