A wildfire raged over Lake Tahoe on Wednesday, forcing hundreds of residents to flee the flames that destroyed more than 200 buildings, turned the sky orange and polluted the lake's famous clear waters with falling ash. The blaze charred 167,000 acres and was 0 percent contained by Wednesday night, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire. It burned on both sides of the state's most popular lake and sparked the fire, California Fire Department spokesman Joe Hughes said. Hughes told StateScoop that the two-mile lake on the California and Nevada sides together receives an estimated 24 million visitors a year, virtually all of whom enter and leave the region via just six main roads.
The Truckee Fire Protection District is officially responsible for 125 square miles and is the state's largest fire district with more than 1,000 firefighters. The Lake Valley Fire Protection District serves about 1.5 million acres in Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas and manages about 2,500 acres on the Nevada side of the lake, according to its website.
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In the West, three new wildfires are currently burning: the Boulder Creek Fire, known as the Panther Ridge Fire, is 98% contained and is burning acres. Firefighters also extinguished a fire that destroyed at least one building and temporarily closed the Mount Rose Highway, which connects Reno with Lake Tahoe. Firefighters have brought several other wildfires in the area under control, including the one that is being started at the southern end of the city of Reno and two other fires near the town of El Dorado, the Sierra Nevada National Park Service said.
The fire broke out on a ridge separating the South Lake Tahoe resort from the recreation area where the U.S. Forest Service campground was evacuated. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the fire broke out around 2: 30 p.m. on Tuesday near the town of El Dorado, and police believe it was arson. Firefighters have issued an evacuation order for the Panther Ridge Fire area in the South Tahoes Falls recreational area.
The northern end of Lake Tahoe includes an important tributary of the Truckee River in California. The South Tahoes Falls recreation area, about 30 miles south of South Park, is the hardest hit.