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Old 06-25-2007, 10:29 AM   #15
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What a day! We have been staying at Tahoe Valley Campground (right there near Meyers) and hitched up last evening after the fire was getting too close for comfort. Luckily, we found a spot at Zephyr Cove. It was quite interesting to see different reactions in the campground. Class A Motorhome owners across from us sat there and got drunk while they watched us pack up and get away from the smoke/dark sky. Just goes to show that everyone has their own comfort (and smoke) level.
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:31 AM   #16
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it is up to 5000 acres and over 200 homes.
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:41 AM   #17
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Here's a link to a cam in Tahoe. It is pretty smokey right now with poor visibility, sometimes it clears out some. Last night you could watch the trees torch off.
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:23 AM   #18
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I have reservations in South Lake Tahoe @ Campground by the Lake in a couple of weeks. I just got off the phone with them and they said that their campground is full of smoke and ash right now. I'm going to wait and see if things clear up in a week or so.

On the other hand, even if they do, I don't know what kind of a destination spot a fire ravaged area is going to be.
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:43 AM   #19
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Don't change your plans yet.
A few thousand acres is a drop in the bucket to the area up there that is available to see. We have had large 40 - 115,000 acre fires in our county, folks from out of the area assume that there's nothing left to burn, when it really was a very small percentage of the county involved. If you've been to Tahoe, you know that it's miles from one end of the lake to the other. The chances of the area you want to visit being directly affected are small.
On the other hand, smoke may still be an issue when you visit.
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:46 AM   #20
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Hello from South Lake Tahoe

Hi Everyone... it's bad up here. We havelost over 225 homes. Many our friend's. So far, the firechief said our street is still ok. The streets below us are destroyed.

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Old 06-25-2007, 11:49 AM   #21
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You guys be safe, evacuate if you must, get yourselves out with photos, sentimental things, important documents. It's not worth getting yourselves hurt for "things".
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Everyone in the fire area has been evacuted. We hosed our house until they kicked us out last night. We are keeping fingers crossed that the winds stay in our favour.
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:45 PM   #23
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Everyone in the fire area has been evacuted. We hosed our house until they kicked us out last night. We are keeping fingers crossed that the winds stay in our favour.
Where are you staying? Are you in a campground, a friend's house, a shelter? Motel?
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Know that many of us on the forum are listening and praying for your property, your safety, and the safety of those fighting this fire, and for this beautiful region. God bless you all. ~G
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We live down the west slope off Hwy 50. It's maybe a 40-45 minute drive the the fire location. It is getting smokey down here this morning. Our neighbor is an Assistant Fire Chief in Sacramento and he is on vacation with his family in Hawaii. It looks like his family is home 3 days early. It would not surprise me that he got 'the call'. Major fires in the past have interupted his traveling vacations. He would go to any fire willingly. My hat is off to all those that dedicated to public safety.

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Old 06-25-2007, 03:33 PM   #26
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Where are you staying? Are you in a campground, a friend's house, a shelter? Motel?
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Just went as close to the fire as the police can allow, a very kind officer named Eddie took down our address and drove in.... he came back with a BEAUTIFUL picture of our house and our friend's, they are untouched. The fire workers are keeping the fire back and he said all the surrounding areas are burnt. Somehow we were saved. We are staying in our current house the house in jeopardy is the one we are about to be finished with.

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Old 06-25-2007, 03:55 PM   #27
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Many friend's have been hit by the fire. We are going to be gathering clothes, blankets, etc...If anyone will be coming to the Tahoe area when this subsides (right now all roads are closed to non-locals into South Tahoe) we will be happy to take any donations of the above to people who need them. There will also be donation sites throughout town. Many homes have been completely decimated and now we have so much work to do to help our friends. Calls are coming in and it is almost beyond comprehension right now. ashes falling everywhere. the sky is grey-yellow and everyone is very tired and anxious. Thankyou for your prayers I am adding mine to them.
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Old 06-25-2007, 03:56 PM   #28
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Campgrounds evacuated, 50 homes burned, high winds lotsa dry fuel.Highway 50 closed- HOLY CRAP. Just wondering if everyone has a plan of action for these kinds of emergencies? how fast can you hook up and haul butt? What a crying shame, Tahoe is so beautiful. DG
the count is at 165 homes and 225 structures total now. 2,500 acres burned.
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