KGO Hosts React: Lake Tahoe faces critical hours as Caldor Fire closes in



A tree flares up as firefighters continue to battle the Caldor Fire near South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. A huge firefighting force gathered Tuesday to defend Lake Tahoe from the raging wildfire that forced the evacuation of California communities on the south end of the alpine resort and put others across the state line in Nevada on notice to be ready to flee. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


Firefighters gathered Tuesday to defend Lake Tahoe from a raging wildfire that forced thousands of South Lake Tahoe residents to evacuate and put others across the state line in Nevada on evacuation warning.

Here’s the latest information on the Caldor Fire:

  • 204,390 acres
  • 20% containment
  • 729 total structures destroyed (Single residences, commercial and minor structures)
  • 43 structures damaged
  • 5 civilian and firefighter injuries
  • 34,834 structures threatened

Active for 18 days, nearly 4,000 firefighters are helping battle the fire that’s burned 204,390 acres thus far. Cal Fire reports Wednesday that they lucked out overnight, with the winds not being as bad as expected. Crews also took advantage of cooler temperatures. Click here for the full list of evacuation orders.

KGO Hosts Nikki Medoro, John Rothmann, Chip Franklin, and Pat Thurston share updates on Caldor Fire with Cal Fire’s Steven Horner and ABC News Correspondent Alex Stone.


Nikki Medoro – Cal Fire updates the Caldor Fire, and SF hotel helps evacuees

The Morning Show with Nikki Medoro speaks with Cal Fire’s Steven Horner to get the latest in the battle against the Caldor Fire closing in on Lake Tahoe. Nikki also speaks with John Handlery of San Francisco’s Handlery Hotel about the fabulous deal he is offering evacuees of the Caldor Fire.

Nikki Medoro – Covering the Caldor Fire, canceling cancel culture

Bryan Hofmann from KTVN-TV in Reno shares his wildfire reporting experiences with Nikki Medoro, describing the obstacles the Caldor Fire has presented to those in the media keeping their audience informed. Also, Billy Bush defends Mike Richards’ bad behavior trying to cancel cancel culture.


John Rothmann – Discussing the severity of California’s wildfires


Chip Franklin – Caldor Fire Continues Toward Tahoe

Alex Stone has the latest on the fire’s progress and the efforts to stop it.


Pat Thurston – Crews work to protect Tahoe-area homes as thousands remain evacuated

Evacuations Ordered Near Lake Tahoe as the Caldor Fire Chokes Region.

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