A large plume of smoke wafted above parts of northern California as the 199,632 acre (311 square mile) Caldor Fire continued to rage on August 31.
This footage filmed by Mackenzie Koppert, shows dark smoke clouds looming above Jobs Peak in California’s Alpine County.
Local fire authorities issued evacuation orders and warnings for communities in Alpine County on Tuesday as the blaze encroached on the area.
Fire crews reached 18 percent containment on the blaze as of August 31, after approximately 22,000 residents evacuated South Lake Tahoe during the weekend, local media reported. Credit: Mackenzie Koppert via Storyful