Historic Angora Lookout Wrapped In Foil As Caldor Fire Approached

Historic Angora Lookout Wrapped In Foil As Caldor Fire Approached

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Historic Angora Lookout Wrapped In Foil As Caldor Fire Approached

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Foil madness continues in California. We discussed the cabin near Sierra-at-Tahoe that was wrapped in foil and survived a nearly direct hit from the Caldor Fire. More recently, the world’s largest tree, General Sherman, was covered in protective foil as the KNP Complex Fire approaches.

South Tahoe Now has reported that the historic Angora Lookout in South Lake Tahoe was wrapped in fire-resistant foil as the Caldor Fire pushed into Tahoe. This historic lookout is situated on Angora Ridge and overlooks South Lake Tahoe to the Northeast and Mount Tallac and Fallen Leaf Lake to the West. The view is nothing short of stunning.

The historic lookout was built in 1924 and was narrowly spared by the Angora Fire in 2007.  Details are sparse on the material used. As this was a US Forest Service job, it is safe to assume it was an industrial-grade foil with a nylon and polyester core and heat-resistant adhesive.

Photos from: Firezat, Angora Ridge Facebook Page, US Forest Service – Lake Tahoe Facebook Page

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