(CNN)The governors of California and Nevada declared states of emergency Monday as the fast-moving Caldor Fire prompted officials to tell everyone in the city of South Lake Tahoe to get out.

In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Alpine, Amador and Placer counties, which surround the Lake Tahoe region, his office announced. The Caldor Fire has consumed 186,568 acres since it began on August 14, according to Cal Fire. It is 15% contained. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak also declared a state of emergency Monday in anticipation of flames from the Caldor Fire crossing state lines in the coming days.The declaration “ensures resources from the local, state, and federal levels are available to assist as needed during this emergency,” a statement from Sisolak’s office said.Read MoreThe efforts to optimize resources come as the fire raced toward the vacation enclave of Lake Tahoe, which straddles the California-Nevada border. A woman talks on her phone while stopped in heavy traffic on Hwy 50 as people evacuate ahead of the Caldor Fire on August 30, 2021, in South Lake Tahoe, California. A woman talks on her phone while stopped in heavy traffic on Hwy 50 as people evacuate ahead of the Caldor Fire on August 30, 2021, in South Lake Tahoe, California. A woman talks on her phone while stopped in heavy traffic on Hwy 50 as people evacuate ahead of the Caldor Fire on August 30, 2021, in South Lake Tahoe, California. The entire city of South Lake Tahoe and the southern portion of the lake were put under mandatory evacuation Monday. “It is being done out of an abundance of caution, but the full city limits are under an evacuation order,” South Lake Tahoe city spokesperson Lindsey Baker told CNN. Inmates at the South Lake Tahoe Jail were also evacuated, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said.Seen in a long camera exposure, the Caldor Fire burns at the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort on Sunday, August, 29, in Eldorado National Forest, California. The main buildings at the ski slope's base survived as the main fire front passed. Seen in a long camera exposure, the Caldor Fire burns at the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort on Sunday, August, 29, in Eldorado National Forest, California. The main buildings at the ski slope's base survived as the main fire front passed. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestSeen in a long camera exposure, the Caldor Fire burns at the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort on Sunday, August, 29, in Eldorado National Forest, California. The main buildings at the ski slope’s base survived as the main fire front passed. Hide Caption 1 of 63Residents are stuck in gridlock while attempting to evacuate as the Caldor fire approaches in South Lake Tahoe, California, on Monday, August 30.Residents are stuck in gridlock while attempting to evacuate as the Caldor fire approaches in South Lake Tahoe, California, on Monday, August 30. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestResidents are stuck in gridlock while attempting to evacuate as the Caldor fire approaches in South Lake Tahoe, California, on Monday, August 30.Hide Caption 2 of 63Firefighters with the Eldorado National Forest address the Caldor Fire in Strawberry, California, on Friday, August 27. The raging fire has prompted evacuation orders and warnings in the Lake Tahoe Basin.Firefighters with the Eldorado National Forest address the Caldor Fire in Strawberry, California, on Friday, August 27. The raging fire has prompted evacuation orders and warnings in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters with the Eldorado National Forest address the Caldor Fire in Strawberry, California, on Friday, August 27. The raging fire has prompted evacuation orders and warnings in the Lake Tahoe Basin.Hide Caption 3 of 63A tanker makes a fire retardant drop near Lytle Creek, California, on Thursday, August 26, as efforts continue to stop the South fire. A tanker makes a fire retardant drop near Lytle Creek, California, on Thursday, August 26, as efforts continue to stop the South fire. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA tanker makes a fire retardant drop near Lytle Creek, California, on Thursday, August 26, as efforts continue to stop the South fire. Hide Caption 4 of 63A firefighter watches a tree as the French Fire burns in the Sequoia National Forest near Wofford Heights, California, on Wednesday, August 25.A firefighter watches a tree as the French Fire burns in the Sequoia National Forest near Wofford Heights, California, on Wednesday, August 25. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA firefighter watches a tree as the French Fire burns in the Sequoia National Forest near Wofford Heights, California, on Wednesday, August 25.Hide Caption 5 of 63A firefighter tries to extinguish flames at a burning house as the South Fire burns in Lytle Creek, California, on August 25.A firefighter tries to extinguish flames at a burning house as the South Fire burns in Lytle Creek, California, on August 25. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA firefighter tries to extinguish flames at a burning house as the South Fire burns in Lytle Creek, California, on August 25.Hide Caption 6 of 63From left, Astrid Covarrubias, Jose Lamas and Maria Covarrubias walk through smoke after visiting their burned-out home in Lytle Creek on August 25.From left, Astrid Covarrubias, Jose Lamas and Maria Covarrubias walk through smoke after visiting their burned-out home in Lytle Creek on August 25. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFrom left, Astrid Covarrubias, Jose Lamas and Maria Covarrubias walk through smoke after visiting their burned-out home in Lytle Creek on August 25.Hide Caption 7 of 63The French Fire continues to spread near Wofford Heights, California, on August 25.The French Fire continues to spread near Wofford Heights, California, on August 25. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestThe French Fire continues to spread near Wofford Heights, California, on August 25.Hide Caption 8 of 63Firefighters are seen behind the flames of a backfire they were setting to battle the French Fire near Wofford Heights on Tuesday, August 24.Firefighters are seen behind the flames of a backfire they were setting to battle the French Fire near Wofford Heights on Tuesday, August 24. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters are seen behind the flames of a backfire they were setting to battle the French Fire near Wofford Heights on Tuesday, August 24.Hide Caption 9 of 63Crews battle California's Caldor Fire as it moves east toward Lake Tahoe on Monday, August 23.Crews battle California's Caldor Fire as it moves east toward Lake Tahoe on Monday, August 23. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestCrews battle California’s Caldor Fire as it moves east toward Lake Tahoe on Monday, August 23.Hide Caption 10 of 63This aerial photo, taken on August 19, shows burned homes at the Creekside Mobile Home Park a day after they were destroyed by the Cache Fire in Clearlake, California.This aerial photo, taken on August 19, shows burned homes at the Creekside Mobile Home Park a day after they were destroyed by the Cache Fire in Clearlake, California. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestThis aerial photo, taken on August 19, shows burned homes at the Creekside Mobile Home Park a day after they were destroyed by the Cache Fire in Clearlake, California.Hide Caption 11 of 63Firefighters dig a containment line on the Caldor Fire near Pollock Pines, California, on August 18.Firefighters dig a containment line on the Caldor Fire near Pollock Pines, California, on August 18. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters dig a containment line on the Caldor Fire near Pollock Pines, California, on August 18.Hide Caption 12 of 63Smoke and haze from wildfires obscure the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline on August 18.Smoke and haze from wildfires obscure the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline on August 18. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestSmoke and haze from wildfires obscure the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline on August 18.Hide Caption 13 of 63In this long-exposure photo, embers light up hillsides as the Dixie Fire burns near Milford, California, on August 17.In this long-exposure photo, embers light up hillsides as the Dixie Fire burns near Milford, California, on August 17. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestIn this long-exposure photo, embers light up hillsides as the Dixie Fire burns near Milford, California, on August 17.Hide Caption 14 of 63Destiney Barnard holds Raymond William Goetchius while stranded at a gas station in Doyle, California, on August 17. Barnard's car broke down as she was helping Raymond and his family flee the Dixie Fire.Destiney Barnard holds Raymond William Goetchius while stranded at a gas station in Doyle, California, on August 17. Barnard's car broke down as she was helping Raymond and his family flee the Dixie Fire. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestDestiney Barnard holds Raymond William Goetchius while stranded at a gas station in Doyle, California, on August 17. Barnard’s car broke down as she was helping Raymond and his family flee the Dixie Fire.Hide Caption 15 of 63Destroyed property is seen August 17 after the Caldor Fire passed through Grizzly Flats, California.Destroyed property is seen August 17 after the Caldor Fire passed through Grizzly Flats, California. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestDestroyed property is seen August 17 after the Caldor Fire passed through Grizzly Flats, California.Hide Caption 16 of 63Firefighters spray water on trees being burned by the Dixie Fire near Janesville, California, on August 17.Firefighters spray water on trees being burned by the Dixie Fire near Janesville, California, on August 17. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters spray water on trees being burned by the Dixie Fire near Janesville, California, on August 17.Hide Caption 17 of 63A firefighting helicopter flies in front of the sun, which was shrouded in thick wildfire smoke near Lakeview, Oregon, on August 15.A firefighting helicopter flies in front of the sun, which was shrouded in thick wildfire smoke near Lakeview, Oregon, on August 15. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA firefighting helicopter flies in front of the sun, which was shrouded in thick wildfire smoke near Lakeview, Oregon, on August 15.Hide Caption 18 of 63Wind blows smoke away for a moment, revealing damage from the Parleys Canyon Fire in Utah on August 14.Wind blows smoke away for a moment, revealing damage from the Parleys Canyon Fire in Utah on August 14. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestWind blows smoke away for a moment, revealing damage from the Parleys Canyon Fire in Utah on August 14.Hide Caption 19 of 63Crews battle a fire in Newhall, California, on August 12.Crews battle a fire in Newhall, California, on August 12. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestCrews battle a fire in Newhall, California, on August 12.Hide Caption 20 of 63A table and chairs sit in front of a destroyed home in Greenville, California, on August 12.A table and chairs sit in front of a destroyed home in Greenville, California, on August 12. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA table and chairs sit in front of a destroyed home in Greenville, California, on August 12.Hide Caption 21 of 63A firefighter battles the Dixie Fire near Taylorsville, California, on August 10.A firefighter battles the Dixie Fire near Taylorsville, California, on August 10. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA firefighter battles the Dixie Fire near Taylorsville, California, on August 10.Hide Caption 22 of 63Smoke plumes rise from the Kwis Fire near Eugene, Oregon, on August 10.Smoke plumes rise from the Kwis Fire near Eugene, Oregon, on August 10. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestSmoke plumes rise from the Kwis Fire near Eugene, Oregon, on August 10.Hide Caption 23 of 63A firefighter works to extinguish a controlled burn, a preventative measure, to protect a home in Greenville, California, on August 9.A firefighter works to extinguish a controlled burn, a preventative measure, to protect a home in Greenville, California, on August 9. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA firefighter works to extinguish a controlled burn, a preventative measure, to protect a home in Greenville, California, on August 9.Hide Caption 24 of 63Firefighters battling the Dixie Fire clear a fallen tree from a roadway in Plumas County, California, on August 6.Firefighters battling the Dixie Fire clear a fallen tree from a roadway in Plumas County, California, on August 6. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters battling the Dixie Fire clear a fallen tree from a roadway in Plumas County, California, on August 6.Hide Caption 25 of 63Flames from the Dixie Fire consume a pickup truck on Highway 89, south of Greenville, California, on August 5.Flames from the Dixie Fire consume a pickup truck on Highway 89, south of Greenville, California, on August 5. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFlames from the Dixie Fire consume a pickup truck on Highway 89, south of Greenville, California, on August 5.Hide Caption 26 of 63Operations Chief Jay Walter passes the historic Sierra Lodge as the Dixie Fire burns through Greenville, California, on August 4. The fire leveled multiple historic buildings and dozens of homes in central Greenville.Operations Chief Jay Walter passes the historic Sierra Lodge as the Dixie Fire burns through Greenville, California, on August 4. The fire leveled multiple historic buildings and dozens of homes in central Greenville. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestOperations Chief Jay Walter passes the historic Sierra Lodge as the Dixie Fire burns through Greenville, California, on August 4. The fire leveled multiple historic buildings and dozens of homes in central Greenville.Hide Caption 27 of 63Firefighters work at a Greenville home that was engulfed by the Dixie Fire on August 4.Firefighters work at a Greenville home that was engulfed by the Dixie Fire on August 4. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters work at a Greenville home that was engulfed by the Dixie Fire on August 4.Hide Caption 28 of 63The Dixie Fire burns near Taylorsville, California, on July 29.The Dixie Fire burns near Taylorsville, California, on July 29. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestThe Dixie Fire burns near Taylorsville, California, on July 29.Hide Caption 29 of 63California Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak tour an area destroyed by the Tamarack Fire in Gardnerville, Nevada, on July 28. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak tour an area destroyed by the Tamarack Fire in Gardnerville, Nevada, on July 28. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak tour an area destroyed by the Tamarack Fire in Gardnerville, Nevada, on July 28. Hide Caption 30 of 63Firefighter Brentt Call walks through a burned-over area of the Bootleg Fire near Klamath Falls, Oregon, on July 27.Firefighter Brentt Call walks through a burned-over area of the Bootleg Fire near Klamath Falls, Oregon, on July 27. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighter Brentt Call walks through a burned-over area of the Bootleg Fire near Klamath Falls, Oregon, on July 27.Hide Caption 31 of 63Cal Fire Capts. Tristan Gale, left, and Derek Leong monitor a firing operation in California's Lassen National Forest on July 26. Crews had set a ground fire to stop the Dixie Fire from spreading.Cal Fire Capts. Tristan Gale, left, and Derek Leong monitor a firing operation in California's Lassen National Forest on July 26. Crews had set a ground fire to stop the Dixie Fire from spreading. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestCal Fire Capts. Tristan Gale, left, and Derek Leong monitor a firing operation in California’s Lassen National Forest on July 26. Crews had set a ground fire to stop the Dixie Fire from spreading.Hide Caption 32 of 63Firefighters try to reach a fire site in Quincy, California, on July 25.Firefighters try to reach a fire site in Quincy, California, on July 25. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters try to reach a fire site in Quincy, California, on July 25.Hide Caption 33 of 63Volunteers sort clothing at a donation shelter for those affected by the Bootleg Fire in Bly, Oregon.Volunteers sort clothing at a donation shelter for those affected by the Bootleg Fire in Bly, Oregon. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestVolunteers sort clothing at a donation shelter for those affected by the Bootleg Fire in Bly, Oregon.Hide Caption 34 of 63Scott Griffin surveys his property, which was destroyed by the Bootleg Fire in Sycan Estates, Oregon.Scott Griffin surveys his property, which was destroyed by the Bootleg Fire in Sycan Estates, Oregon. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestScott Griffin surveys his property, which was destroyed by the Bootleg Fire in Sycan Estates, Oregon.Hide Caption 35 of 63Flames consume a home as the Dixie Fire tears through the Indian Falls community of Plumas County, California, on July 24.Flames consume a home as the Dixie Fire tears through the Indian Falls community of Plumas County, California, on July 24. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFlames consume a home as the Dixie Fire tears through the Indian Falls community of Plumas County, California, on July 24.Hide Caption 36 of 63People stand behind the fire line as flames from the Steptoe Canyon Fire spread through dry grass in Colton, Washington, on July 22.People stand behind the fire line as flames from the Steptoe Canyon Fire spread through dry grass in Colton, Washington, on July 22. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestPeople stand behind the fire line as flames from the Steptoe Canyon Fire spread through dry grass in Colton, Washington, on July 22.Hide Caption 37 of 63Plumes of smoke from the Dixie Fire rise above California's Plumas National Forest, near the Pacific Gas and Electric Rock Creek Power House, on July 21.Plumes of smoke from the Dixie Fire rise above California's Plumas National Forest, near the Pacific Gas and Electric Rock Creek Power House, on July 21. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestPlumes of smoke from the Dixie Fire rise above California’s Plumas National Forest, near the Pacific Gas and Electric Rock Creek Power House, on July 21.Hide Caption 38 of 63Firefighters walk near a wildfire in Topanga, California, on July 19.Firefighters walk near a wildfire in Topanga, California, on July 19. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters walk near a wildfire in Topanga, California, on July 19.Hide Caption 39 of 63A firefighter does mop-up work in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, which has been struggling with the Bootleg Fire in Oregon.A firefighter does mop-up work in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, which has been struggling with the Bootleg Fire in Oregon. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA firefighter does mop-up work in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, which has been struggling with the Bootleg Fire in Oregon.Hide Caption 40 of 63A car is charred by the Bootleg Fire along a mountain road near Bly, Oregon.A car is charred by the Bootleg Fire along a mountain road near Bly, Oregon. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA car is charred by the Bootleg Fire along a mountain road near Bly, Oregon.Hide Caption 41 of 63Nicolas Bey, 11, hugs his father, Sayyid, near a donated trailer they are using after their home was burned in the Bootleg Fire near Beatty, Oregon.Nicolas Bey, 11, hugs his father, Sayyid, near a donated trailer they are using after their home was burned in the Bootleg Fire near Beatty, Oregon. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestNicolas Bey, 11, hugs his father, Sayyid, near a donated trailer they are using after their home was burned in the Bootleg Fire near Beatty, Oregon.Hide Caption 42 of 63Firefighters extinguish hot spots in an area affected by the Bootleg Fire near Bly, Oregon.Firefighters extinguish hot spots in an area affected by the Bootleg Fire near Bly, Oregon. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters extinguish hot spots in an area affected by the Bootleg Fire near Bly, Oregon.Hide Caption 43 of 63A bear cub clings to a tree after being spotted by a safety officer at the Bootleg Fire in Oregon.A bear cub clings to a tree after being spotted by a safety officer at the Bootleg Fire in Oregon. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA bear cub clings to a tree after being spotted by a safety officer at the Bootleg Fire in Oregon.Hide Caption 44 of 63Firefighters work to protect Markleeville, California, from the Tamarack Fire on July 17. The Tamarack Fire was started by a lightning strike. Firefighters work to protect Markleeville, California, from the Tamarack Fire on July 17. The Tamarack Fire was started by a lightning strike. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters work to protect Markleeville, California, from the Tamarack Fire on July 17. The Tamarack Fire was started by a lightning strike. Hide Caption 45 of 63The Tamarack Fire burns in Markleeville, near the California-Nevada border, on July 17.The Tamarack Fire burns in Markleeville, near the California-Nevada border, on July 17. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestThe Tamarack Fire burns in Markleeville, near the California-Nevada border, on July 17.Hide Caption 46 of 63A member of the Northwest Incident Management Team 12 holds a map of the Chuweah Creek Fire as wildfires devastated Nespelem, Washington, on July 16.A member of the Northwest Incident Management Team 12 holds a map of the Chuweah Creek Fire as wildfires devastated Nespelem, Washington, on July 16. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA member of the Northwest Incident Management Team 12 holds a map of the Chuweah Creek Fire as wildfires devastated Nespelem, Washington, on July 16.Hide Caption 47 of 63A cloud from the Bootleg Fire drifts into the air near Bly, Oregon, on July 16.A cloud from the Bootleg Fire drifts into the air near Bly, Oregon, on July 16. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA cloud from the Bootleg Fire drifts into the air near Bly, Oregon, on July 16.Hide Caption 48 of 63Firefighters spray water from the Union Pacific Railroad's fire train while battling the Dixie Fire in California's Plumas National Forest on July 16.Firefighters spray water from the Union Pacific Railroad's fire train while battling the Dixie Fire in California's Plumas National Forest on July 16. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters spray water from the Union Pacific Railroad’s fire train while battling the Dixie Fire in California’s Plumas National Forest on July 16.Hide Caption 49 of 63Horses climb a hillside that was burned by the Chuweah Creek Fire in eastern Washington.Horses climb a hillside that was burned by the Chuweah Creek Fire in eastern Washington. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestHorses climb a hillside that was burned by the Chuweah Creek Fire in eastern Washington.Hide Caption 50 of 63Fire from the Bootleg Fire illuminates smoke near Bly, Oregon, on the night of July 16.Fire from the Bootleg Fire illuminates smoke near Bly, Oregon, on the night of July 16. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFire from the Bootleg Fire illuminates smoke near Bly, Oregon, on the night of July 16.Hide Caption 51 of 63A firefighter battles the Bootleg Fire in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, along the Oregon and California border, on July 15.A firefighter battles the Bootleg Fire in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, along the Oregon and California border, on July 15. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA firefighter battles the Bootleg Fire in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, along the Oregon and California border, on July 15.Hide Caption 52 of 63A firefighting aircraft drops flame retardant on the Bootleg Fire in Bly, Oregon, on July 15.A firefighting aircraft drops flame retardant on the Bootleg Fire in Bly, Oregon, on July 15. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestA firefighting aircraft drops flame retardant on the Bootleg Fire in Bly, Oregon, on July 15.Hide Caption 53 of 63Firefighters dig away at hot spots underneath stumps and brush after flames from the Snake River Complex Fire swept through the area south of Lewiston, Idaho, on July 15.Firefighters dig away at hot spots underneath stumps and brush after flames from the Snake River Complex Fire swept through the area south of Lewiston, Idaho, on July 15. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters dig away at hot spots underneath stumps and brush after flames from the Snake River Complex Fire swept through the area south of Lewiston, Idaho, on July 15.Hide Caption 54 of 63Burned cars sit outside a home that was destroyed by the Chuweah Creek Fire in Nespelem, Washington.Burned cars sit outside a home that was destroyed by the Chuweah Creek Fire in Nespelem, Washington. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestBurned cars sit outside a home that was destroyed by the Chuweah Creek Fire in Nespelem, Washington.Hide Caption 55 of 63Evacuee Dee McCarley hugs her cat Bunny at a Red Cross center in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on July 14.Evacuee Dee McCarley hugs her cat Bunny at a Red Cross center in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on July 14. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestEvacuee Dee McCarley hugs her cat Bunny at a Red Cross center in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on July 14.Hide Caption 56 of 63An airplane drops fire retardant on the Chuweah Creek Fire in Washington on July 14.An airplane drops fire retardant on the Chuweah Creek Fire in Washington on July 14. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestAn airplane drops fire retardant on the Chuweah Creek Fire in Washington on July 14.Hide Caption 57 of 63Operations Section Chief Bert Thayer examines a map of the Bootleg Fire in Chiloquin, Oregon, on July 13.Operations Section Chief Bert Thayer examines a map of the Bootleg Fire in Chiloquin, Oregon, on July 13. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestOperations Section Chief Bert Thayer examines a map of the Bootleg Fire in Chiloquin, Oregon, on July 13.Hide Caption 58 of 63Fire consumes a home as the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, tears through Doyle, California, on July 10. It's the <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/14/weather/california-doyle-second-wildfire-in-a-year/index.html" target="_blank">second time in less than a year</a> that the small town has been ravaged by a wildfire.Fire consumes a home as the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, tears through Doyle, California, on July 10. It's the <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/14/weather/california-doyle-second-wildfire-in-a-year/index.html" target="_blank">second time in less than a year</a> that the small town has been ravaged by a wildfire. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFire consumes a home as the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, tears through Doyle, California, on July 10. It’s the second time in less than a year that the small town has been ravaged by a wildfire.Hide Caption 59 of 63Men hug a member of the Red Cross at a Bootleg Fire evacuation center in Klamath Falls, Oregon.Men hug a member of the Red Cross at a Bootleg Fire evacuation center in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestMen hug a member of the Red Cross at a Bootleg Fire evacuation center in Klamath Falls, Oregon.Hide Caption 60 of 63Embers blow across a field as the Sugar Fire burns in Doyle, California, on July 9.Embers blow across a field as the Sugar Fire burns in Doyle, California, on July 9. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestEmbers blow across a field as the Sugar Fire burns in Doyle, California, on July 9.Hide Caption 61 of 63Firefighters monitor the Sugar Fire in Doyle, California, on July 9.Firefighters monitor the Sugar Fire in Doyle, California, on July 9. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestFirefighters monitor the Sugar Fire in Doyle, California, on July 9.Hide Caption 62 of 63In this long-exposure photograph, taken early on July 2, flames surround a drought-stricken Shasta Lake during the Salt Fire in Lakehead, California.In this long-exposure photograph, taken early on July 2, flames surround a drought-stricken Shasta Lake during the Salt Fire in Lakehead, California. Photos: Wildfires raging in the WestIn this long-exposure photograph, taken early on July 2, flames surround a drought-stricken Shasta Lake during the Salt Fire in Lakehead, California.Hide Caption 63 of 63caldor fire eldorado national forest south lake tahoe evac 0830 01 caldor fire california 0827south fire california 0826 RESTRICTED01 cali wildfires 082602 cali wildfires 082602 South Fire CA 082503 cali wildfires 082602 French Fire CA 082401 western wildfires 0823 caldor fire02 western wildfires 0819 cache fire03 western wildfires 0818 caldor fire01 us wildfires 081802 us wildfires 081803 us wildfires 081803 western wildfires 0817 caldor fire01 western wildfires 0817 dixie firewestern wildfires 0815 oregon04 us wildfires 081802 western wildfires 0812 californiaDixie fire damage 081201 dixie fire 081001 wildfire oregon 081001b wildfire california 080901 western wildfires 0807 dixie fire04 CA dixie fire 080501 dixie fire greenville 080404 dixie fire greenville 080403 Dixie Wildfire Taylorsville 0729  RESTRICTED02 western wildfires 072801b western wildfires 0727Dixie Wildfire Lassen National Forest California 072601 western wildfires 0725 Dixie fires california01 western wildfires 0724 Bootleg fires oregon02 western wildfires 0724 Bootleg fires oregon01 dixie fire 07 24 2021 indian falls california01 western wildfires 072203 western wildfires 0722western wildfires 0719 CALIFORNIA0721 Wildfire20721 Wildfire Bootleg01 bootleg fire 071902 bootleg fire 0719western wildfires 0718 OREGON0717 Wildfire302 western wildfires03 western wildfires04 western wildfires05 western wildfires06 western wildfires07 western wildfires20 western wildfires19 western wildfires08 western wildfires10 western wildfires11 western wildfires09 western wildfires12 western wildfires14 western wildfires15 western wildfires16 western wildfires17 western wildfires18 western wildfiresRoads in the area quickly became clogged with traffic as residents scrambled to leave.The evacuation order covers more than 53,000 residents in El Dorado County, which includes South Lake Tahoe, according to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe evacuated its patients Sunday to partner facilities in the region, the hospital said in a tweet Sunday night. The hospital said Monday it was closing all services and medical offices, including its urgent care and emergency department.So far, the Caldor Fire has destroyed 664 structures — residential, commercial or otherwise — according to Cal Fire. Nearly 40 structures have been damaged and five injuries are reported, officials said.The fire is being fueled by dangerously dry conditions as California suffers through an extreme drought, driven by climate change.”The forecast for areas around the Caldor fire, in particular, doesn’t look that good for the next few days,” CNN Meteorologist Michael Guy said. Red flag warnings are in effect for the northern Sierra to western Nevada, including the Lake Tahoe area, until Wednesday night. Strong winds with gusts up to 35 mph are forecast, along with isolated locations getting up to 50 mph, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.The area is also very dry, with relative humidity running between 5% and 10%, Guy said. The low humidity and lack of rain is providing plenty of parched land for the fire to burn.Smoke and haze are also going to be a problem and are in the forecast for the next seven days, Guy said, noting this will at least help keep temperatures relatively mild with highs in the upper 70s.James Campos clears vegetation from a neighboring lot to protect his house, in background, as the Caldor Fire approaches South Lake Tahoe on August 30, 2021.James Campos clears vegetation from a neighboring lot to protect his house, in background, as the Caldor Fire approaches South Lake Tahoe on August 30, 2021.James Campos clears vegetation from a neighboring lot to protect his house, in background, as the Caldor Fire approaches South Lake Tahoe on August 30, 2021.National Forests closed to the public as fires ravage CaliforniaThere are 13 large fires actively burning in California, scorching a total of 1,460,782 acres, the National Interagency Fire Center reported. The largest blaze, the Dixie Fire, has been active for 46 days and burned 777,741 acres, according to Cal Fire. It is 48% contained. Overall this year, 1.76 million acres have burned from 6,913 fires, Cal Fire said.Tahoe, Reno areas have worst air quality in country due to smoke, raising concerns about a Covid surgeTahoe, Reno areas have worst air quality in country due to smoke, raising concerns about a Covid surgeTahoe, Reno areas have worst air quality in country due to smoke, raising concerns about a Covid surgeWith resources stretched and no relief from the fire-fueling conditions in sight, the US Forest Service is temporarily closing all national forests in California. The closure goes into effect Tuesday night and will last through at least September 17, the US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region said Monday.The order is a precautionary step to reduce the likelihood that visitors could become trapped during emergency fire circumstances, the Forest Service said.”We do not take this decision lightly, but this is the best choice for public safety,” Regional Forester Jennifer Eberlien said in a statement. “It is especially hard with the approaching Labor Day weekend, when so many people enjoy our national forests.”As the fires continue to spread, approximately 200 US Army Soldiers are being trained to assist firefighters in their battle against the flames, a statement from US Army North Public Affairs said.Units from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state will be trained to assist with the response to the Dixie Fire which is burning on National Parks land, the release said.

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