Air Operations Remain Suspended at Caldor Fire Due to Smoke

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRxJjtig28w"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]ARE EVACUATED IN THE FIRE IS ONLY 16% CONTAINED. GOOD EVENING. I'M ALLEN MARTIN, RESIDENTS, TOURIST AND WILDLIFE ARE FLEEING THE FIRE, OUR CRUISE SPOTTED A BEAR IN THE CHRISTMAS GOES RUNNING FROM FLAMES BEING PUSHED TO THE VALLEY FLOOR. OUR REPORTER HAS MORE ON THE FIREFIGHT FROM MYERS. JEFF? Reporter: WHAT WE CAN TELL YOU RIGHT NOW IS THAT AIR OPERATIONS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED, THE REASON FOR THAT, ALL OF THIS THICK SMOKE OUT HERE. IN PLAIN ENGLISH, NO WATER DROPS, NO RETARDANT DROPS, ALL OF THIS COMES AFTER A ROUGH NIGHT FOR FIREFIGHTERS. NOW WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF RED FLAG CONDITIONS, AND THAT'S EXPECTED TO LAST UNTIL TOMORROW AT 11 P.M. THE NEXT FEW HOURS WILL BE VERY DANGEROUS. LET'S ROLL VIDEO FOR YOU, BECAUSE GROUND CREWS OUT HERE ABOUT TWO WEEKS, NOW, EARLIER TODAY AT TIMES FLAMES WERE CLOSE TO STRUCTURES AND MAKING MATTERS WORSE, THE FIRE STARTED TO SPREAD, INTO TREES, WHICH PROVIDED A LOT OF DRY FUEL AND BECAUSE OF THE SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS, THE MAIN OBJECTIVE RIGHT NOW IS PROTECTING HOMES AFTER MORE THAN 50,000 PEOPLE EVACUATED. SO FAR, AS WE COME BACK ALIVE, YOU CAN SEE ALL OF THE DRY BRUSH AND ALL OF THE FUEL THAT'S ON THE GROUND RIGHT NOW, SOME OF THAT FUEL IS THE DRY PINE NEEDLES THAT ARE SITTING DOWN THERE, SO WHEN THE FLAMES, IF FLAMES WERE TO COME THROUGH, THEY CAN TURN INTO KINDLING AND EMBERS, AND AS YOU CAN HEAR THROUGH MY MIC RIGHT NOW, THE WIND IS WHIPPING UP, WE CAN TELL YOU SINCE THIS MORNING WELL BEFORE DAWN, FIRE CREWS STARTED DOING BACK BURNS, ESSENTIALLY WHAT THEY WERE %-úDOING IS USING FIRE TO FIGHT FIRE, THEY BASICALLY BURNED AWAY SOME OF THE DRY BRUSH OUT HERE TO START WORKING ON THAT CONTAINMENT LINE, THE CONTAINMENT LINE NOW IS AT ABOUT 16%, THEY WANT TO TRY TO PREPARATION FOR TONIGHT, AS YOU HEAR THE WIND WHIPPING THROUGH MY MIC. FOR NOW WE ARE REPORTING LIVE, WE WILL SEND IT BACK TO YOU. NO ERA TECH MEANS ANOTHER LONG NIGHT WE APPRECIATE THE COVERAGE, THANKS. EVACUEES ARE SEEKING SHELTER ON THE NEVADA SIDE AND MANY OF THEM ARE AT CAPACITY. ONE SHELTER HAS BEEN PACKED AND WE HAVE LEARNED OFFICIALS ARE IN THE PROCESS OF MOVING THOSE EVACUEES. REPORTER LAURA HAISLEY IS LIVE LAURA? REMAX THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE EVACUATING SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, SOME WENT INTO CALIFORNIA AND SOME CROSSED STATE LINES TO NEVADA. IN GARDNERVILLE, THIS EVACUATION CENTER IS CLOSING DOWN, THAT IS FOR SEVERAL REASONS. ONE IS THAT RIGHT NOW, PARTS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY WHERE WE ARE ARE UNDER EVACUATION WARNINGS. THE RED CROSS MOVING THE SHELTER IN CASE THOSE WARNINGS INCREASE, OR CHANGE IN ANY WAY. ARE SEEING HERE, ALL OF THIS ASH FILLED UP ON THE GROUND IN THE SKY AROUND ME, THE AIR QUALITY HERE IS JUST EXTREMELY DANGEROUS, NOT A GOOD PLACE FOR EVACUEES TO BE. I WANT TO SHOW YOU HOW HARD THE RED CROSS IS WORKING TO MOVE THIS SHELTER, WHICH, BY THE WAY, SPARKS CONVENTION CENTER IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE RED CROSS, BUT, THESE VOLUNTEERS HAVE BEEN MOVING, RESOURCES, FOOD, WATER, GET THEM INTO RENO, WHERE EVACUEES ARE CURRENTLY BEING CONSOLIDATED, A SECOND TRUCK BEHIND ME HERE, ALSO FULL OF RESOURCES AS WELL, THE RED CROSS WORKING HARD TO MAKE SURE THIS EVACUEES ARE SAFE. WE SPOKE TO SEVERAL FAMILIES WHO, OF COURSE, DEVASTATED THEY HAD TO LEAVE SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, THEY COULDN'T BELIEVE THEIR EYES DURING THE EVACUATION PROCESS. I'M REALLY HOPING THAT IT DOESN'T REACH THE PART OF TOWN WHERE EVERYBODY I KNOW IS. I'M JUST SAD FOR THE SITUATION. SEEING THESE PEOPLE OUT HERE, THEY ARE EVACUATING THIS PLACE, TOO. I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE. I'VE NEVER SEEN TAHOE BE DESERTED AND EMPTY BEFORE. KEEP IN MIND, LABOR DAY IS JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE WOULD NORMALLY BE BUSTLING WITH PEOPLE HEADING THERE FOR THE LAST SUMMER HURRAH, UNFORTUNATELY IT IS NOT LOOKING LIKE THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN. HERE IN GARDNERVILLE THIS EVACUATION CENTER CLOSING DOWN, IF YOU NEED THE RED CROSS, IF<br><!-- wp:image {"id":1776,"sizeSlug":"large","linkDestination":"none"} -->rn<figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img class="wp-image-1776" src="https://en.videoencontexto.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Air_Operations_Remain_Suspended_at_Caldor_Fire_Due_to_Smoke_QRxJjtig28w.jpg" alt="Air Operations Remain Suspended at Caldor Fire Due to Smoke" /></figure>rn<!-- /wp:image -->[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Air Operations Remain Suspended at Caldor Fire Due to Smoke

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