What caused the Easy Fire?
How did the Caldor Fire start?
The Caldor Fire broke out Aug. 14 south of the community of Grizzly Flats. Fueled by drought, hot weather and high winds, the fire quickly grew in size, burning east through the Sierra Nevada mountains and Eldorado National Forest toward the Nevada border.Dec 10, 2021
Is the Caldor Fire contained?
The Caldor Fire, which destroyed hundreds of homes in rural El Dorado County and displaced tens of thousands of residents in and near South Lake Tahoe in early September, is now 100% contained.Oct 21, 2021
How did the Dixie Fire start?
According to a press release from Cal Fire, "the Dixie Fire was caused by a tree contacting electrical distribution lines owned and operated by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) located west of Cresta Dam."Jan 4, 2022
What weather system did the Simi fire create?
The strong updraft funnelled smoke and heat into the atmosphere like a chimney. There, moisture began to condense around tiny smoke particles, forming puffy white clouds. Soon, the fire clouds grew into an extreme form: Pyrocumulonimbus, or pyroCb, for short — a fire-fueled thunderstorm.Oct 19, 2021