Lake Tahoe ordered to evacuate along with all national forests in California closed due to wildfires. Fires started raging towards freshwater lake, on the California-Nevada border. Thousands of residents and tourists visiting the area before Labor Day were told to evacuate.
The Caldor Fire in Douglas County issues evacuation warnings with 186,568 acres burned and 5% contained
All of California’s national forests will be closed beginning late Tuesday.
The closures will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday and stay in place until the same time on Sept. 17, according to an announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region.
“We do not take this decision lightly, but this is the best choice for public safety,” said Regional Forester Jennifer Eberlien. “It is especially hard with the approaching Labor Day weekend, when so many people enjoy our national forests.”
Officials reported, the order doesn’t affect the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, which is not in the Pacific Southwest Region.
Red flag warning has been extended to Wed 9/1/21 11 p.m. 2021. All sources of open flame are prohibited during this period, incl gas/LPG fire pit/grills. Please use extreme caution during these critical fire weather events.Sign up up for emergency alert https://t.co/IWDASVyo1V pic.twitter.com/BM868uGUpE
— North Lake Tahoe Fire (@NLTahoeFire) August 31, 2021