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Road traffic lines as fire threatens Tahoe area

Associated press

Lake Tahoe threatened by massive fire, others ordered to flee

“Today has been a tough day and there are no bones about it,” said Jeff Marsoleis, forestry supervisor at El Dorado National Forest. A few days ago, he thought the teams could stop the eastward progression of the Caldor fire, but “today it broke loose”. The flames swept through the mountains a few miles southwest of the Tahoe Basin, where thick smoke sent tourists packing their bags at a time when summer vacation was usually in full swing before the holiday weekend. work.