Biden declares emergency in California over Calder fire 

President Joe Biden has approved an emergency for the state of California and federal assistance to help firefighters combat the Caldor Fire near the popular tourist destination of Lake Tahoe.

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Biden declares emergency in California over Calder fire

President Joe Biden has approved an emergency for the state of California and federal assistance to help firefighters combat the Caldor Fire near the popular tourist destination of Lake Tahoe.

The Caldor Fire is one of more than 24 fires currently burning in California. The blazing fire is a result of unprecedented climate change that has created increasingly chaos for the past several years. The blaze had broken out on August 14 and has since charred more than 82,500 hectares (204,000 acres) of drought-parched timber.

The White House announced the emergency move late on Wednesday as crews fought back the wind-driven wildlife managing to save South Lake Tahoe, the largest town along the rim of North America’s largest alpine lake.

The fire crews deployed from around the country had managed to settle the containment lines. It is reported that 23 percent of the fire has already destroyed at least 700 homes and other buildings and has forced the evacuation of an estimated 50,000 people.

Nearly 4,200 personnel and a squadron of more than 24 water-dropping helicopters have been assigned to the Caldor fire, the cause of which is being investigated.

No deaths have been reported but three firefighters and two civilians were injured in recent days.

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Biden declares emergency in California over Calder fire 
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President Joe Biden has approved an emergency for the state of California and federal assistance to help firefighters combat the Caldor Fire near the popular tourist destination of Lake Tahoe.
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THE POLICY TIMES
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