The devastating Caldor Fire is nearly 70% contained and firefighters continue to fight the good fight. With the increased containment we are finally starting to see some improving weather conditions including cooler days, cold nights, and even a chance of rain showers (and high-elevation snow showers) this weekend.
The US Forest Service closed the beaches, forests, and wilderness areas around Lake Tahoe in Mid-August as the Caldor Fire exploded. Well, as of midnight tonight, these lands are beginning to reopen.
According to an article in South Tahoe Now, popular beaches and some trail networks are reopening. Officials site the slightly more favorable weather conditions as well as the availability of fire fighting resources statewide as personnel and equipment are being pulled off the Caldor Fire. Certain areas including zones that burnt remain closed.
Fall is a beautiful time in Lake Tahoe as it brings reduced crowds, beautiful weather, and those crisp mornings that remind us winter is on the way.
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