At Least 220 Homes Destroyed as High Winds Stoke Lake Tahoe Wildfire

Monday, June 25, 2007-At Least 220 Homes Destroyed as High Winds Stoke Lake Tahoe Wildfire

MEYERS, Calif. — Firefighters launched an aggressive attack Monday to corral a raging forest fire near the popular resort of Lake Tahoe that has destroyed at least 220 homes and forced about 1,000 people to flee neighborhoods along the Lake’s southern edge.

When I initially heard about this at 6am today 165 homes  reported destroyed.  In this short period of time fire has engulfed anoter 55 more homes.

The fire, believed to be caused by human activity, was approaching 2,500 acres — nearly 4 square miles — and was less than 10 percent contained, said Lt. Kevin House of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department. No injuries were reported.

“This is far and above the biggest disaster that has happened in this community, I don’t know, probably in forever,” House told reporters in an early morning briefing.

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