Update 7:45 AM: All evacuations remain in place except for areas North of Bayview Trailhead.
Mandatory evacuations have been issued for 500 residences. Voluntary evacuations have been issued for an additional 500 residences. We are requesting residents being evacuated travel north on Highway 89 towards Tahoe City.
An evacuation center has been established at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center located at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.
Information on Emerald Incident from Cal Fire on 10/14/16 at 4:46am: Unified command has been established with the USFS, Lake Valley Fire, and CAL FIRE. Fire is burning in the Cascade Lake/ Emerald Bay region of South Lake Tahoe. Very strong winds ahead of the incoming storm system are fanning the fire in different directions resulting in dangerous rates of spread. Currently beginning to rain over the fire.
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