Lake Tahoe wildfire burns, forces evacuations and closures

The Tamarack Fire left a burned car on the side of the road in the Markleeville community of Alpine County, California on July 17.

Forced evacuations were ordered for more than half a dozen parishes near Markleeville. Forest fires that burned in 13 states had burned more than 1,800 square miles. Forest fires in the west will be fueled by intense heat waves this summer. Wildfire near Lake Tahoe, causing hundreds to flee, exploded over 30 square miles on … Read more