Firefighters with the CALFIRE/Fresno County Fire Kings Unit Strike Team 9430Charlie worked to hold the Caldor Fire at bay, maintaining a containment line in Northern California as the blaze roared next to them, video released on August 31 shows.
The Caldor Fire grew to over 200,000 acres and was 20 percent contained as of September 1, official reports said. The fire threatened tens of thousands of homes as it neared South Lake Tahoe, prompting California Gov Gavin Newsom to issue a state of emergency for Alpine, Amador, and Placer counties due to the fire.
The fire approached the Nevada state line near Lake Tahoe on Wednesday. Credit: CAL FIRE/Fresno County Fire via Storyful