June 24, 2007
Structures destroyed: 165 homes and other structures
Areas where homes burned: North Upper Truckee, Tahoe Mountain, Mule Deer Road, Coyote Ridge Circle, Mount Rainier Drive, Clear View Drive
Acres burned as of press time: 2,000 and growing
Evacuation centers: South Tahoe Recreation Center, South Lake Tahoe Senior Center and South Tahoe Middle School
Start area: Mount Rainier and North Upper Truckee
ETA of containment: none as of press time
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Fire movement: toward northeast as of press time
Firefighters: 560 from across the region total are there or on the way.
Fire engines: 100-plus ordered
Air tankers: Six but many put on standby during height of fire because of high winds
Wind gusts Sunday: 25 to 35 mph
Winds projected for today: 10 to 15 mph
Time of fire call: 2:14 p.m. Sunday
Staging area: Lake Tahoe Airport and Heavenly Mountain Resort
Roads closed: Highway 50 at Pollock Pines closed to eastbound traffic, Highway 89 north of Bliss State Park is closed to southbound traffic.
Pet evacuation: Humane Society, South Lake Tahoe can be reached at (530) 577-4521. Dr. David Monroe of Sierra Veterinary Hospital said the facility is boarding a large number of pets that have lost their homes due to the fire. If you are missing a pet, please write down its name, description, any tag identification information, and any other pertinent information that will help us locate your pet.
If you wish to help, donations of dog, cat, or bird food, towels, blankets, cat litter, cat litter pans, or pet carriers/crates of all sizes would be appreciated. We are also looking for people willing to volunteer time to care for these animals or people willing to house animals in need. Also, financial assistance to care for these animals would be greatly appreciated.
The veterinary hospital, at 3095 Lake Tahoe Blvd., will be taking calls throughout tonight at (530) 542-1952.
Source: U.S. Forest Service