Satellite Images Show Blaze as Caldor Fire Burns Over 190,000 Acres Near Lake Tahoe

Imagery from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOESWest and GOES17 satellites shows the nearly 300-square-mile Caldor Fire burning near Lake Tahoe, California, from space on August 30.

The Caldor Fire grew to 191,607 acres and was 16 percent contained by Tuesday, August 31, official reports said. Since August 14, the wildfire had destroyed 486 single residences and 11 commercial structures, fire officials reported.

On Monday, California Gov Gavin Newsom issued a state of emergency proclamation for Alpine, Amador, and Placer counties due to the fire.

Mandatory evacuations were in place in parts of the three California counties, and an evacuation warning was in place for nearby Douglas County, Nevada, as of Tuesday. Credit: NOAA Satellites via Storyful

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