Evacuation warnings were issued for South Lake Tahoe, California, on Sunday, August 29, as the Caldor Fire approached the area.
Mandatory evacuations were in place for the areas west and south of South Lake Tahoe, including the towns of Fallen Leaf, Meyers, Echo Lake, and Phillips.
The Caldor Fire had grown to over 275 square miles and was 14 percent contained as of Monday, August 30.
Video filmed by Instagram user @sirdogfish shows a flash of lightning in smoke from the Caldor Fire over South Lake Tahoe on Sunday.
“We’re evacuating early,” wrote @sirdogfish on Instagram. “Our neighbors are pretty much all mandatory evacs so we’re next. Why wait?” Credit: @sirdogfish via Storyful