Winds pick up in Tahoe, fan Angora flames
Blaze fifty-five percent contained
Photo courtesy TheNins
By Laura Dudnick
June 28, 2007
Firefighters are working against stronger winds today as they
continue to battle the persistent inferno in South Lake Tahoe
that has destroyed hundreds of structures and charred some 3,100
Winds are blowing at 10-20 mph and are anticipated to increase
to 20-35 mph by 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Winds are not expected to relent until after 10 p.m. in the valley.
The National Weather Service estimates the ridges will remain
windy through the night, however.
The blaze is 55 percent contained, according to the Lake Tahoe
Basin Management Unit. It is expected to be fully contained Tuesday.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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