Ian Patrick, FISM News
California wildfires continue to burn out of control as they rapidly spreads to surrounding areas, endangering nearby residents and landmarks.
The Caldor Fire, which sparked on August 14 in the Eldorado National Forest, has engulfed most of the surrounding area and is currently only 12% contained. It has burned over 136,000 acres of land near highway 50 and remains out of control. It has been steadily creeping towards Lake Tahoe, and officials don’t expect to contain the blaze until early September of this year.
Meanwhile experts say the massive Dixie Fire may continue to burn until as late as November as it continues to expand, although officials hope that the fire will be contained by the end of September. This fire has burned over 747,000 acres since July 13th and is now at 45% containment.
The Dixie Fire, which absorbed a smaller blaze known as the Fly Fire, has destroyed over 1,200 structures in its path. Evacuation orders have been issued in multiple counties, and for those without orders officials warn of possible upcoming evacuations due to the fierce nature of the blaze.
The Dixie Fire is California’s second largest wildfire ever, behind the August Complex fire from 2020.