Watch: Time-lapse video shows Caldor Fire threatening Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort

ByAndrew Morris via KGO logo
Monday, August 30, 2021
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A U.S. Forest Service live camera shows Caldor Fire flames at the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort while South Lake Tahoe is under evacuation warnings.

TWIN BRIDGES, Calif. (KGO) -- Flames from the Caldor Fire, one of several California wildfires burning up and down the state, have begun to threaten additional ski resorts and communities of South Lake Tahoe.

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The U.S. Forest Service has dozens of live cameras in the Sierra region, with one atop the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort showing flames creep dangerously close overnight Monday.

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Winds have created for apocalyptic-like smoke in the Lake Tahoe region. A timelapse camera caught some of the walls of grey smoke and orange flames intermittently approaching chair lifts atop the mountain ridge.

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A firefighter battles the Caldor Fire along Highway 89, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, near South Lake Tahoe, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
AP Photo/Noah Berger