VIDEO: A look back at Emerald Fire |

VIDEO: A look back at Emerald Fire

Strong winds blow smoke through the trees during the Emerald Fire along Highway 89, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 on the southwest shores of Lake Tahoe. The blaze that burned about 200 acres northwest of South Lake Tahoe, California was one of three wind-whipped wildfires burning along the Sierra Nevada. The largest one destroyed more than 20 homes in a rural valley between Carson City and Reno, Nevada. (Randall Benton/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
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It’s hard to believe that just a week ago, on Oct. 14, firefighting crews were battling the Emerald Fire amidst gale force winds and torrential rain.

Take a look back at the blaze that burned 176 acres in the Emerald Bay/Cascade Lake region, and forced the evacuation of roughly 500 homes.

Emerald Fire from Tahoe Daily Tribune on Vimeo.

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