Chaos as Caldor fire forces unprecedented evacuation of Tahoe tourist town

Cal Fire chief warns of ‘fire activity that we have never seen before’ as fleeing residents clog roads

Thousands of residents have been forced to evacuate the tourist town of South Lake Tahoe as the raging Caldor fire draws closer, prompting chaotic scenes and clogged roads as residents rush to leave the area.

Monday’s fresh evacuation orders, unheard of in the city, came a day after communities several miles south of the lake were abruptly ordered to evacuate as the wildfire raged nearby.

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