'Might Be the Last Time I'll Ever See This Town': Caldor Fire Closes in on South Lake Tahoe, California

The 277-square-mile Caldor Fire continued to spread toward South Lake Tahoe, California, on August 30, forcing evacuations in the area.

As of the afternoon of August 30, evacuation orders were issued for portions of Amador, El Dorado, and Alpine counties, according to official reports, with the fire reaching 177,260 acres at 14 percent containment.

This video taken by Instagram user @elijahkalei shows smoky orange skies over South Lake Tahoe. “Well, this might be the last time I’ll ever see this town,” he says. “It’s been good.”

Officials said the fire threatened 20,414 structures. Credit: @elijahkalei via Storyful

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