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South Lake Tahoe Evacuated As Threat From Caldor Fire Grows

It was a traffic nightmare in the California tourist destination of South Lake Tahoe on Monday for thousands of people getting out of town under mandatory evacuations from the Caldor Fire.

A red flag warning in effect there means conditions are ripe for extreme fire activity throughout the day.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Ezra David Romero, a climate reporter for KQED, who has been out talking with folks near the fire.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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