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California fire triggers evacuation warnings for those who stay in Lake Tahoe Basin

Wildfires rage in the West

Seen in long camera exposure, the Caldor Fire burns in the Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort on Sunday, August 29 in the Eldorado National Forest, California. The main buildings at the base of the ski slope survived the passage of the main fire front.

Wildfires rage in the West

Residents are stuck in traffic as they attempt to evacuate as the Caldor fire approaches in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., On Monday, August 30.

Wildfires rage in the West

Eldorado National Forest firefighters tackle the Caldor Blaze in Strawberry, Calif. On Friday, August 27. The raging fire has triggered evacuation orders and warnings in the Lake Tahoe basin.

Wildfires rage in the West

An oil tanker dumps fire retardants near Lytle Creek, Calif., Thursday, August 26, as efforts continue to stop the southern blaze.

Wildfires rage in the West

A firefighter watches a tree as the French Fire burns in the Sequoia National Forest near Wofford Heights, Calif., Wednesday, August 25.

Wildfires rage in the West

A firefighter attempts to extinguish flames from a burning house as the South Fire burns down in Lytle Creek, Calif., On August 25.

Wildfires rage in the West

From left to right, Astrid Covarrubias, Jose Lamas and Maria Covarrubias walk in the smoke after visiting their burnt down home in Lytle Creek on August 25.

Wildfires rage in the West

The French Fire continues to spread near Wofford Heights, Calif., On August 25.

Wildfires rage in the West

Firefighters are seen behind the flames of a flashback they were setting off to fight the French Fire near Wofford Heights on Tuesday August 24.

Wildfires rage in the West

Crews fight the Caldor fire in California as it moves east toward Lake Tahoe on Monday, August 23.

Wildfires rage in the West

This aerial photo, taken on August 19, shows homes set on fire at Creekside Mobile Home Park a day after they were destroyed by Cache Fire in Clearlake, California.

Wildfires rage in the West

Firefighters dig a containment line on the Caldor blaze near Pollock Pines, Calif., Aug. 18.

Wildfires rage in the West

Smoke and haze from wildfires obscure the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline on August 18.

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In this long exposure photo, embers light up the hills as the Dixie Fire burns near Milford, Calif. On August 17.

Wildfires rage in the West

Destiney Barnard detains Raymond William Goetchius while stranded at a gas station in Doyle, Calif. On August 17. Barnard’s car broke down as she helped Raymond and his family escape the Dixie fire.

Wildfires rage in the West

The destroyed property is seen on August 17 after the Caldor fire passed through Grizzly Flats, California.

Wildfires rage in the West

Firefighters spray water on trees burned by the Dixie Fire near Janesville, Calif., Aug. 17.

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A firefighting helicopter flies past the sun, which was shrouded in thick forest fire smoke near Lakeview, Ore. On August 15.

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The wind blows the smoke away for a moment, revealing damage from the Parleys Canyon fire in Utah on August 14.

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Crews fight a fire in Newhall, Calif., August 12.

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A table and chairs sit outside a destroyed house in Greenville, Calif., On August 12.

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A firefighter fights the Dixie blaze near Taylorsville, Calif., Aug. 10.

Wildfires rage in the West

Plumes of smoke rise from the Kwis Fire near Eugene, Ore. On August 10.

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A firefighter works to put out a controlled burn, a preventative measure, to protect a home in Greenville, Calif., Aug. 9.

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Firefighters tackling the Dixie blaze clean a fallen tree from a road in Plumas County, Calif., On August 6.

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Flames from the Dixie Fire burn a pickup truck on Highway 89, south of Greenville, Calif., On August 5.

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COO Jay Walter walks past the historic Sierra Lodge as the Dixie Fire burns in Greenville, Calif. On August 4. The fire razed several historic buildings and dozens of homes in downtown Greenville.

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Firefighters work at a Greenville home that was engulfed by the Dixie fire on August 4.

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The Dixie Fire burns near Taylorsville, Calif. On July 29.

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California Governor Gavin Newsom, left, and Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak visit an area destroyed by the Tamarack fire in Gardnerville, Nevada on July 28.

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Firefighter Brentt Call walks through a burnt out Bootleg Fire area near Klamath Falls, Ore., July 27.

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Capts Cal Fire. Tristan Gale, left, and Derek Leong monitor a shooting operation in the Lassen National Forest, Calif., July 26. The crews had lit a fire on the ground to prevent the Dixie Fire from spreading.

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Firefighters attempt to reach a fire site in Quincy, Calif., July 25.

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Volunteers sort clothes at a donation shelter for those affected by the Bootleg Fire in Bly, Oregon.

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Scott Griffin inspects his property, which was destroyed by the Bootleg fire in Sycan Estates, Oregon.

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Flames consume a home as the Dixie Fire rips through the community of Indian Falls in Plumas County, Calif., On July 24.

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People stand behind the line of fire as flames from the Steptoe Canyon blaze spread through the dry grass in Colton, Wash. On July 22.

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Plumes of smoke from the Dixie Fire rise above California’s Plumas National Forest near the Pacific Gas and Electric Rock Creek Power Plant on July 21.

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Firefighters walk near a forest fire in Topanga, Calif., July 19.

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A firefighter performs cleanup work in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, which is grappling with the Bootleg Fire in Oregon.

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A car is charred by the Bootleg Fire along a mountain road near Bly, Oregon.

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Nicolas Bey, 11, hugs his father, Sayyid, near a donated trailer they use after their home was set on fire in the Bootleg fire near Beatty, Oregon.

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Firefighters extinguish hot spots in an area affected by Bootleg Fire near Bly, Oregon.

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A bear cub clings to a tree after being spotted by a bootleg fire safety officer in Oregon.

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Firefighters are working to protect Markleeville, Calif., From the Tamarack fire on July 17. The Tamarack fire was started by a lightning strike.

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The Tamarack Fire burns in Markleeville, near the California-Nevada border, on July 17.

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A member of the Northwest 12 Incident Management Team holds a map of the Chuweah Creek fire as wildfires devastated Nespelem, Wash. On July 16.

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A cloud from the Bootleg Fire drifts through the air near Bly, Ore. On July 16.

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Firefighters spray water from the Union Pacific Railroad fire train as they fight the Dixie Fire in California’s Plumas National Forest on July 16.

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Horses climb a hill that was burnt by the Chuweah Creek fire in eastern Washington.

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Bootleg Fire lights up smoke near Bly, Ore. On the night of July 16.

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A firefighter fights Bootleg Fire in the Fremont-Winema National Forest along the Oregon-California border on July 15.

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A firefighting plane drops a flame retardant on the Bootleg Fire in Bly, Ore. On July 15.

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Firefighters are digging hot spots under stumps and brush after flames from the Snake River Complex Fire swept through the area south of Lewiston, Idaho on July 15.

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Burned-out cars stand in front of a house that was destroyed by the Chuweah Creek fire in Nespelem, Washington.

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Evacuee Dee McCarley kisses her cat Bunny at a Red Cross center in Klamath Falls, Ore., July 14.

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A plane drops fire retardant on the Chuweah Creek fire in Washington on July 14.

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Operations section chief Bert Thayer examines a map of the Bootleg fire in Chiloquin, Oregon on July 13.

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Men kiss a Red Cross member at a contraband fire evacuation center in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

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Embers blow over a field as the Sugar Fire burns down in Doyle, Calif. On July 9.

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Firefighters monitor the Sugar Blaze in Doyle, Calif., July 9.

Wildfires rage in the West

In this long-exposure photograph, taken early July 2, flames surround a drought-stricken Shasta Lake during the salt fire in Lakehead, California.

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