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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