Satellite Imagery Captures Smoke From California’s Caldor Fire

Imagery captured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite GOES-17 showed wildfire activity and smoke dispersal over northern California on August 30. This footage shows huge smoke plumes from the 177,260 acre (277-square-mile) Caldor Fire which continued to spread toward South Lake Tahoe on Monday forcing evacuations in the area. As of August 30, evacuation orders were issued for portions of Amador, El Dorado, and Alpine counties, according to official reports, with the fire reaching 177,260 acres at 14 percent containment. Officials said the fire threatened 20,414 structures.

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