South Lake Tahoe residents returning from fleeing the Caldor Fire have reported break-ins — but most have been by bears.
Firefighters have set up a Lake Tahoe base camp at Heavenly ski resort.
The change could allow fire crews to get into densely forested areas to begin clearing toppled trees and branches.
Firefighters are bracing for strong winds as the Caldor Fire threatens South Lake Tahoe.
The Caldor fire burning in Northern California is spreading in “unprecedented” ways, leading to mass evacuations and destroying hundreds of homes.
Local officials issued an emergency declaration and a tourism group discouraged visitors from coming amid smoky skies from the Caldor Fire.
Thousands of firefighters are trying to box in the Caldor Fire, which has shrouded the popular vacation spot in ash and yellow smoke.
The blazes have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of people to flee.