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September 8, 2021

Wildfire near Lake Tahoe nearly half contained

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The huge California wildfire near the Lake Tahoe resort region was 49% contained Tuesday and leaders of the firefighting army that has battled the flames for more than three weeks were increasingly positive in their outlook.

The Caldor Fire grew by just a few hundred acres over 24 hours to just over 338 square miles and containment lines were holding well, officials told a morning briefing of firefighters.

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