Firefighters say they’re getting better control of the wildfire in Northern California that’s so far blackened more than 200,000 acres and forced evacuations near Lake Tahoe.
Authorities say crews have the Caldor Fire almost 50% contained, thanks to improved capabilities and helpful weather conditions.
The fire, which started in the Grizzly Flats community on Aug. 14, has burned close to 220,000 acres.
“Firefighters continued their hard work throughout the entire East Zone as they performed aggressive direct fire attack and mop up,” Cal Fire said in a statement on Monday.
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