Fire crews declared more evacuation on Sunday evening around the Tahoe Basin as crews worked through the northern Sierra on the same night and the blaze that erupted August two was more aggressive than expected, moving toward pristine, lake Tahoe waters.”Today’s been a rough day and there’s no bones about it,” said Jeff Marsoleis, Forest Superintendent of the El Dorado National Forest. What caused the blaze, according to Fire Authority

The fire that broke out August 14 had been 19% contained after burning almost 245 square miles bigger than Chicago.

The Caldor Fire has shown itself so elusive that fire managers have delayed a date for full containment from the beginning of this week to September.

A firefighter was lightly wounded and two buildings had been destroyed in the 5.9 square-mile Chaparral Fire, which rages along the border between San Diego and Riverside counties, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.

Meanwhile, California’s Dixie Fire, the next-largest in the state’s human history at 1.193 square miles, has been contained 48 per cent in the Sierra Cascades Mountain region, roughly 65 miles (105 kilometers) north of the Caldor Fire.

The 12-day-old French fire that had grown to more than 38 square miles in the southern Sierra Nevada has been contained by 22 percent.

The crews were taking care of wildfires at the west side of Lake Isabella, a popular recreation area northeast of Bakersfield.

Flames have destroyed about 2.000 buildings this year and forced thousands to evacuate as they engulfed large parts of the west in billowing smoke.

2017 California wildfires

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In terms of property damage, 2017 was the most destructive wildfire season on record in California at the time, surpassed by only the 2018 season, with a total of 9,560 fires burning 1,548, (wikipedia)

2021 California wildfires

The 2021 California wildfire season is an ongoing series of wildfires that have burned across the state of California. As of July 26, 2021, a total of 6,049 fires have been recorded, burning 800, (wikipedia)

Angora Fire

Was a 2007 wind-driven wildfire in El Dorado County, California. It started near North Upper Truckee Road subdivision near Angora Lakes, Fallen Leaf Lake, Echo Lake and South Lake Tahoe (wikipedia)

United States Department of Defense

The United States Department of Defense is an executive branch department of the federal government charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government directly re (wikipedia)

Wildfire

A wildfire, bushfire, wild land fire or rural fire is an unplanned, unwanted, uncontrolled fire in an area of combustible vegetation starting in rural areas and urban areas. (wikipedia)

Department of Defense appointments by Joe Biden

President Biden will make many appointments and nominations to serve in various roles in the Department of Defense. These include the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force. (wikipedia)

August Complex fire

The August Complex was a massive wildfire that burned in the Coast Range of Northern California, in Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Tehama, Trinity, and Shasta Counties. (wikipedia)

Caldor Fire

The Caldor Fire is an active wildfire burning in El Dorado County, California, about 15 miles southeast of Placerville. As of August 17, 2021, it had burned more than 30, (wikipedia)

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Thomas Fire

The Thomas Fire was a massive wildfire that affected Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, and one of multiple wildfires that ignited in southern California in December 2017. (wikipedia)