Meeks Fire caused by tree falling on powerlines, Cal Fire says

According to Cal Fire, Meeks Fire is 100% contained.

South Lake Tahoe, California — Updated at 9 pm on June 10:

According to, Meeks Fire is 100% contained Calfire..

The so-called Meeks Fire that burned throughout the nearby night Lake tahoe Caused by a tree hitting a power line, Calfire Said.Is Forest fire It spreads rapidly due to a gust of wind.

CalFire is currently reporting it The fire is 90% contained After the fire brigade worked overnight to put out the fire on the west side of Lake Tahoe.

The fire brigade will continue to stay in the area on Thursday, “cleaning up hotspots and patroling prolonged smoke all day long.”

Firefighters stopped moving forward on a small Forest fire Burned up on the west side of Lake tahoe, Wednesday afternoon.

So-called Meeks Fire Part of Highway 89 to Law Enforcement Agency from 3 Ring Road DL Bliss State Park, While firefighters are working to deal with the fire.The highway was reopened around 5 pm

According to the 4 pm update from North Tahoe Fire Department, MeeksFire has grown to a size of about 3 acres. The fire was fueled by strong winds, officials said.

Firefighters attacked the flames with airdrops and full ground support. According to fire authorities, the crew is expected to stay on site for several hours to strengthen control lines and clear hotspots. As of 5:30 pm, the fire was 50% contained. According to Cal Fire AEU..

The homes were not threatened, but authorities carried out voluntary evacuation orders for the people living in the area.

The cause of the fire has not yet been identified.


Preparing for a forest fire

According to Cal Fire, 2020 It was one of the toughest fire seasons on record, with 9,917 wildfires burning 4.2 million acres. Over 9,000 buildings were destroyed and 31 people (civilians and firefighters) were killed.

California also experienced the first “gigafire” due to a complex fire in August, burning more than a million acres on its own. Four of California’s top five largest wildfires in history occurred in 2020.

If you live in an area prone to wildfires CalFire suggests Create a defensive space around your home.Can be defended Space is the area around the built-ing Vegetation and other debris have been completely removed. We recommend at least 100 feet.

Homeland Security Proposes Assembling an emergency kit with important documents, an N95 breathing mask, and equipment to take with you if you have to leave immediately.The agency also suggests signing up for local alert system notifications to know your community’s evacuation plans. Great for preparing yourself and your family In case of a forest fire.

Some counties use Nixle alerts to update residents about stormy weather, wildfires, and other news. Sign up, Visit www.nixle.com Alternatively, text the zip code to 888777 to start receiving alerts.

PG & E customers can also subscribe to alerts by text, email, or phone. If you are using PG & E,[プロファイルとアラート]Please access the section and register.

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