Driving Through The Caldor Fire On Hwy 50

By djsheryl on August 31, 2021
TOPSHOT – Flames consume multiple homes as the Caldor fire pushes into the Echo Summit area, California on August 30, 2021. – At least 650 structures have burned and thousands more are threatened as the Caldor fire moves into the resort community of South Lake Tahoe, California. Thousands of people were ordered to evacuate Monday as a huge wildfire loomed over a major US tourist spot, filling the air with choking smoke. The Caldor Fire has already torn through more than 270 square miles (700 square kilometers), razing hundreds of buildings. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP) / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by JOSH EDELSON has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [the Echo Summit area] instead of [South Lake Tahoe]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

This is terrifying! Check out this firsthand view of the Caldor Fire.
An AP photographer covering the wildfire captured this video while driving on Hwy 50…..right THROUGH the Caldor Fire.


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Here are some ways to help those affected:

  • Make a one-time contribution to The Red Cross or sign up to volunteer.
  • Donate directly to the California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund or to the California Fire Foundation, which provides $250 gift cards to victims to help with buying necessities.
  • Donate to the Latino Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund to provide support to Latino-lead organizations that help Latino and immigrant families affected by wildfires.
  • Buy essential items like diapers, wipes, portable cribs, blankets and cleaning supplies to donate to Baby2Baby. You can either donate money or go to the organization’s Amazon registry.
  • Provide a free space for those displaced by wildfires through Airbnb’s Open Homes program.
  • Make a one-time or monthly contribution to World Central Kitchen’s relief team to provide meals to emergency workers and those affected by wildfires in northern California.
  • Donate to Red Rover, a network of shelters designed for animals during national disasters.


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